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Curriculum at a Glance
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Curriculum at a Glance

Comedy Studies Sample Four Year Course (BA)              *indicates potential electives

First Year
Semester One
            Theatre Foundation Course 9
            LAS Courses 6 

Semester Two
            Acting I: Scene Study 3
            Improvisation I 3
            LAS Courses 9

Second Year
Semester One
            Comedy: Theory, Writing, and Performance 4
            Acting II: Scene Study 3
            LAS Courses 9

Semester Two
            Video for Artists and Performers 3
            *Intro to Writing Satire 3
            LAS Courses 9

Third Year
Semester One
            Semester at Second City
            Physical and Vocal Prep for Comedy 3
            History and Analysis 3
            Acting Comedy 3
            Creating Scenes Through Improv 3
            Writing Comic Scenes 3
            *Business of Comedy 1

Semester Two
            Solo Performance 3
            Self Management for Actors 3
            LAS Courses 9

Fourth Year
Semester One
            *The Television Producer 3
            *Writing the Sitcom 3
            *Cinema Studies: Comedy 3
            *Improv II 3
            Internship 3

Semester Two
            *Writing and Producing Sketch Comedy 4
            *Video for Internet 3
            Independent Study 2
            *Creating Performance 3
            *Improv III 3