Writing Funnier and Better Using Improv Comedy Techniques

FILM TV X 430.73
Elevate your comedy writing by incorporating techniques from improv in this course for beginners looking for an edge.
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Classroom
Starting at $345.00
As few as 6 weeks
2.0 Credits

What you will learn.

  • Learn improv comedy basics
  • Develop techniques to find new comedic moments
  • Build your confidence as a writer and as a comic
  • Collaborate with other writers as you would in a writer's room

About this course:

Taught by a successful writer and seasoned improvisational player, this workshop introduces you to the basic principles of improv comedy performance and applies those principles to writing for television and film. As a comedy writer, you gain so much through learning improv techniques, a greater understanding of the elements of a scene and character and knowing how to find comedic moments within a scene. Improv also gives you greater confidence in yourself and your abilities, and can be an effective tool in overcoming writing blocks, working with other writers on a writing staff, and pitching stories to producers and development executives. In a comfortable and supportive environment, you actively participate in improv exercises, games, and scenes. The goal is to learn the basics of comedy sketch writing, and you leave the course with three completed sketches/scenes (each three-to-five pages).

Spring 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Mark Steen, Stephen Mazur
366970
Fee:
$345.00
58 days left. Enroll by Apr 15, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 20 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 20, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Apr 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323
Discussion
Mon Apr 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323
Discussion
Mon Apr 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323
Discussion
Mon May 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323
Discussion
Mon May 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323
Discussion
Mon May 20, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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