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Theatre Production

Theatre Production (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Four semesters, beginning in September


Theatre Production

Contact Information

Heather Kent, faculty
416.675.6622 ext. 79048


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $4,437.78
– 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.

$100 to $150 – personal protective equipment (safety shoes, hard hat, safety glasses, etc.); $300 to $350 – required tools; $570 to $600 – textbooks; $120 – drafting and other materials.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberOpen

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

– Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
• 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 Production diploma program provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in professional theatre and related areas of the performing arts. Our philosophy is based on creative work in a collaborative artistic environment, professional discipline, broad-based training and education in all areas of production for the performing arts, and instilling a commitment to lifelong learning in this constantly changing field. With an emphasis on the technical and visual components of production, the curriculum covers the art and technology of crafting exquisite props, puppets, costumes, set pieces and painted scenery. It also covers the use of a broad range of lighting, sound and rigging equipment.

You will develop hands-on expertise mounting productions for the Humber Theatre season in partnership with students enrolled in Humber’s Theatre Performance program. You will also be involved with a number of production projects within the program and may be involved with other programs in the School of Creative & Performing Arts, or with partners in the professional theatre. The Humber Theatre season is fully integrated with the academic curriculum to ensure that neither the productions nor the classes are compromised.

All of our faculty have substantial industry experience, and part-time instructors have full-time professional careers. As well, professional directors, designers, production stage managers, fight directors and other specialists outside of the faculty are brought in for the Humber Theatre season and other projects. We hire directors and designers who are known for their unusual and innovative approaches. Their creativity brings constant challenges, excitement and learning opportunities to the Humber Theatre production season and enhances in-class instruction. These professionals often provide our students with contacts, references and employment opportunities.

List of Courses

Semester 2

Select 1 from the following courses

Semester 3

Select 1 from the following courses

Select 4 from the following courses

Semester 4

Select 4 from the following courses

How to Apply

Your Career

With more than 90 venues in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and many more producing companies, Toronto is the third-largest theatre centre in the English-speaking world. It is also a major centre for film, television and music production. Toronto is also the source of theatre productions, concert tours, and industrial shows that tour nationally and internationally. There is a lot of work behind the scenes for the technicians and craftspeople we train, and our graduates make careers as carpenters, prop builders, puppeteers, conventional and moving light technicians, sound technicians, wardrobe personnel, riggers, pyrotechnicians and scenic painters. In the management realm, our graduates work as stage managers, technical directors and production managers. Our graduates also work in related areas of the entertainment industry, including cruise ships, theme parks, ice shows, concert tours, industrial presentations, specialized service companies, film and television. Some graduates form companies collaborating with performers and designers to create original work. Others eventually move into more senior management positions.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Fall Arrest Certification, Personnel Lift Training, First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Pyrotechnician (National Resources Canada – Explosives, Regulatory Division)

Our Industry Partnerships

Humber works with many professional theatres, equipment suppliers, production service companies, professional organizations, artists and unions who assist with equipment, facilities, expertise, workshops, backstage tours and professional opportunities. Recent partners include Airmagic Pyrotechnics & Special Effects, Freeman Audio Visual, The Set Shop, Canada’s Wonderland, Canstage, Canadian Opera Company, Christie Lites, Cirque du Soleil, Clay and Paper Theatre, Contact Distribution, Factory Theatre, Hamilton Scenic Specialty, IATSE Locals 58, 822 and 828; Jack A. Frost Ltd., Natural Resources Canada – Explosives Regulatory Division, Nightswimming Theatre, Oakville Centre for Performing Arts, One Little Goat, Paragon Props, Production Resource Group (PRG), Pyrotek Special Effects Inc., RC4 Wireless Dimming and Motion, Red Pepper Spectacle Arts, Rosco Laboratories Ltd., SF Marketing, Shaw Festival Theatre, Show Pro, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Tarragon Theatre, The Living Arts Centre, The Puppetmongers, The Rabbit’s Choice, Theatre Passe Muraille, and William F. White Ltd.

Our Facilities

Students in our program use a flexible black box theatre, which features moveable seats for up to 120 people. It can be configured in any number of ways (end stage, thrust, arena), allowing people to exercise their creativity. This is especially valuable for experimental performances where unusual arrangements of audience and stage may be needed. We have well-equipped wardrobe, carpentry, paint and prop shops, and a wide range of lighting, sound and rigging equipment.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit Transfer Options for detailed information.


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