This Theatre Production diploma program provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in professional performing arts and the entertainment industries. Our philosophy of training 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. Students develop hands-on expertise as they mount productions for the Humber Theatre season in partnership with students enrolled in Humber's Theatre Performance program. Students may also have the opportunity to work on set with the students from the Acting for Film and Television program. 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 has 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 contracted for the Humber Theatre season. We hire directors and designers who are known for their unusual and innovative approaches, and their creativity brings constant challenges, excitement, and learning opportunities to the Humber Theatre production season, and enhances in-class instruction. Students will work with professional directors and designers. These professionals often provide our students with contacts, references, and employment opportunities.