Term: 2-Year Diploma
Start Date: September
Location: Lakeshore Campus
This program covers the full spectrum of skills training needed to succeed as a screen actor: fundamentals of acting, camera acting, the differences between tv and film acting, acting styles, voice, movement, improvisation, script analysis, audition technique, studio voice overs, self-taping, and the business of acting.
Students will learn how to shine at an audition, what it takes to create a compelling screen performance, and useful strategies on how to succeed in a highly competitive industry. Graduating students will also have a solid understanding of the workplace and industry – its history, protocols, and professional standards.
No other screen-acting program in Canada can lay claim to such a comprehensive curriculum taught by leading industry practitioners and respected professional actors.
Set simulations, screen demos, voice-over demos and our spring showcase before invited industry players provide students with unequalled opportunities to experience the world of screen acting. In addition, our students are given the chance to meet and discuss their work with some of the acting world's most recognizable faces, as well as with key industry personnel.
"There is a good reason Humber's AFTV program attracts the highest quality instructors."
"The teachers at Humber were wonderful with their ability to shape and mould young up-and-coming actors such as myself. They gave us the best tools for making a splash in the acting world."
"It’s a great program that just keeps getting better and I recommend it to anyone seriously interested in acting."
Born on the small Caribbean island of Dominica, Dwain Murphy came to Canada when he was four years old. An only child with an active imagination, he loved to perform.
However, he was seriously bitten by the acting bug as a teen while watching Will Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. When a high school teacher encouraged his talent in drama class, he resolved to pursue it earnestly and began looking into college-level programs after he graduated from high school.
Dwaine decided on Acting for Film & Television at Humber because, he says, it was local and not as expensive as some of the other schools he investigated. Dwain remembers that he auditioned doing a Charlie Brown monologue rather than the customary Shakespeare or scene from a movie. Nevertheless, he was accepted.
He didn’t, however, realize then just how much his time at Humber would change his life. Since leaving, he’s built up a pretty impressive list of credits including a starring role in the full-length feature How She Move; roles in Saving God and Poor Boy’s Game; a recurring role on Degrassi: The Next Generation; Guns, a mini-series; Three Rivers; and, most recently, Ghost Whisperer.
“I didn’t even apply for the audition – honestly, I didn’t even know they were looking for that role!”
"I would recommend this program for any aspiring actor..."
The Business of Acting class proved very helpful in finding an agent for myself, the Auditioning class with Michael Caruana helped ease my nerves in the auditioning room, and having John Bourgeois and the rest of the staff coaching us students along the way helped me grow tremendously as an actor.
I would recommend this program for any aspiring actor wanting to propel their career forward.
Since I've graduated I've booked several commercials, a lead role on a web series and a recurring role on a television series called XIII. Had I not attended the AFTV program, I can confidently say that I would not have had the same opportunities.