Because writing is the lifeblood of comedy, you’ll study Writing and Rhetoric both semesters of your freshman year. You’ll also dive into the comedy realm with Improvisational Techniques I.
You’ll also take courses specific to the art of comedy. In Comedy Survey I and II, you’ll investigate the question of what makes us laugh and why, through a series of readings, screenings and lectures and discussion. You’ll also investigate the role of comedy in society in the areas of satire, taboo, risk, stereotype and archetype.
In your foundations courses, you’ll explore the elements and principles of process that can be applied to all aspects of comedy creation. You’ll gain a deep understanding and appreciation for the scope of contemporary comedy practices.