Performing Comedy

Credit

3.0 units of USC credit

Prerequisites

None

Meets

Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Additionally, students must attend tech rehearsals and performances July 10 – 13, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Special Dress Code

None

Overview

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

This conservatory-style training course will challenge students and offer a strong foundation in the comedic performance. The program, taught by the School’s world-class faculty, emphasizes process  and includes improv, sketch, stand-up, as well as clown workshops & a voice-over master class. 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.

Highlights

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

Topic of Study

  • Improv
  • Sketch
  • Stand-up
  • Clown