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Theatre Performance

Theatre Performance (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Six semesters, beginning in September


Theatre Performance

Contact Information

Tatiana Jennings, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79045


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $5,549.64
– international $14,200.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

$50 – theatre tickets (per semester).


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberWaitlisted

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program.

Our Program

Humber’s Theatre Performance advanced diploma program reflects the global nature of our intercultural world. We offer a unique physically based training approach for the development of theatre artists. Rigorous training in devised and original theatre is supported by foundation training in classical and contemporary approaches to text. The individual creative voice is encouraged through training in devised theatre techniques in every year of the program.

You will be taught by internationally and nationally recognized actors and actor-creators. The foundation acting curriculum includes classical and contemporary acting techniques; Shakespeare; neutral mask; clown and bouffon; movement and dance; and voice, speech and singing. It also includes on-camera performance and voice-over technique; the business of acting and audition; stage combat; playwriting; puppetry; and theatre history. Students work on and create original material in every year of the program. In the third year, the creative work culminates in a performance season guided by professional directors, designers and stage managers.

List of Courses

Semester 2

Select 1 from the following courses

Semester 3

Select 1 from the following courses

Semester 4

THTR 251Voice 4
THTR 252Movement 4

Semester 5

Select 1 from the following courses

Semester 6

How to Apply

Your Career

Situated in the most culturally diverse city in the world, the Theatre Performance program is uniquely positioned to prepare you for the future of theatre. Our training covers everything from traditional texts to the international world of devised theatre – a rigorous approach to creating, writing, directing and/or producing. You will develop self-motivation, self-discipline and critical thinking, as well as the entrepreneurial skills needed to create a unique career. You will be prepared to move skillfully among the worlds of the professional actor: regional theatre companies, dance/theatre, film and television, and self-generated performance.

Our Industry Partnerships

Our program has ongoing relationships with professional theatre companies, which lead to co-production and mentoring possibilities for students and graduates. Agents, casting directors and artistic directors frequently inquire about our students and recent graduates. Our program advisory committee consists of agents, directors, artistic directors and producers from both the commercial and the not-for-profit worlds of performance.

Your Future Study Options

Graduates of this program are eligible for the Consecutive Honours (Acting) Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program at York University. Qualified graduates of this program may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many other postsecondary institutions. Visit Transfer Options for detailed information.


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