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Comedy Arts

Prepare to perform, direct and create comedic content. You’ll take courses and attend performances, both on-campus and in professional Chicago comedy venues.​

You’ll study the history and techniques of comedy by taking classes from distinguished and award-winning faculty of professional writers, directors and performers who bring together experience and expertise.

And you’ll test material in front of an audience, digesting their response, and then learn to revise and rethink in order to be a successful communicator and storyteller.


Sample Courses:

  • Advanced Sketch Comedy - Rehearsal and Performance
  • Comedy Writing for Late Night
  • Introduction to Improvisation
  • Stand Up Comedy
  • Voice and Speech for Comedy
  • Writing the Sitcom

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Comedy performer
  • Comedy writer
  • Director
  • Filmmaker

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