Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

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Comedy: Writing and Performance

Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Faculty:Humber Lakeshore Campus / School of Creative and Performing Arts
Field of Study:Acting
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,317
International: $16,394
Careers:PlaywrightsAuthors and WritersActors and Comedians


Humber’s Comedy: Writing and Performance diploma program helps you hone your craft while gaining an understanding of the commercial side of the industry. Our faculty is comprised of seasoned, award-winning professionals who are active in the comedy industry. You’ll learn standup, improvisation, scriptwriting, sketch comedy and all other aspects of the craft. In addition, the program’s strong alumni network supports you through reunion shows, business opportunities and continued coaching. The program features many mainstage class shows; weekly Humber student shows at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club, and Comedy Bar; and an organized showcase at Second City Toronto for scouts, directors and agents with students included on the basis of merit. Upon graduation, you will have the tools you need to embark on an exciting career in one of North America’s fastest growing industries: arts and entertainment.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
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

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 76]
Additional Admission Requirements:

    Applicants can choose ONE of the following:

  • Theatrical Monologue

    Applicants will perform a short theatrical monologue.

  • Standup Routine

    Applicants will perform two minutes of original standup comedy. There are no restrictions on topics or language.

  • Comic Writing Sample

    Applicants can submit a comic writing sample. The writing sample may be a sketch (2-5 pages), scene (2-5 pages) or short story (400-1000 words).

  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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