Comedy Performance


3.0 units of USC credit




Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Additionally, students must attend tech rehearsals and performances, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Special Dress Code



The USC School of Dramatic Arts offers an opportunity for students to work with comedy professionals and explore a broad experience in comedy.

This conservatory-style training course will challenge and inspire students and offer a strong foundation in the comedic performance. The program, taught by the School’s world-class faculty, emphasizes process and creation and includes improv, sketch, stand-up, as well as physical comedy & industry-focused master classes. The four week class culminates in a public workshop performance for family and friends.

Summer Theatre Conservatory is also offered in Acting Intensive and Musical Theatre.


  • Learn from comedy professionals in a collaborative and interactive, conservatory-style environment
  • Participate in off-campus field trips to see professional comedy shows in Los Angeles
  • Culminate your summer experience with performances viewed by faculty, students, family and friends

Topic of Study

  • Improv
  • Sketch
  • Stand-up
  • Physical Comedy


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