The Advanced Study program is an application-only set of classes, designed for students who have completed the core curriculum and are ready to make a professional level of commitment to improv or sketch comedy, and are ready to perform at an advanced level. Students must apply to Advanced Study Improv and Advanced Study Writing separately.
How do you decide who gets in to the Advanced program? (see below)
If you wish to take Advanced Study Courses
Step 1: Apply to the Advanced Study Program
Students will receive an email after Improv 401 or Sketch 301, confirming that they've completed the core improv or sketch program. After receiving that email, the students can apply to the Advanced Study Program.
To apply, send an email to [email protected] The subject line should be "Advanced Improv Application" or "Advanced Sketch Application."
To: [email protected]
Subject: Advanced Improv Application (or "Advanced Sketch Application")
1. Why do you wish to take classes in the Advanced Study Program?
2. What experience do you have in improv or sketch outside of your UCBTC classes? Please be specific. EX: If you are in a performance group: tell us its name and how often / where you perform and over what period of time. If you are in a practice group: say how often do you meet, for how long and for how long have you been doing that. What's the name of the coaches you've used? It's okay if you DON'T have this experience but if you do we want to let it boost your chances.
Generally, a one or two paragraph long answer per question is sufficient, but whatever length you need to answer each question is fine.
If we accept your application, you’re allowed to register for Advanced Study courses. Otherwise, you will be directed to re-take an Improv 401 or a Sketch 301.
Once approved, you are in the Advanced program and don’t need to re-apply in the future.
Step 2: Register for a particular Advanced Study Course
Once you have been approved for the Advanced Study program, you can register for Advanced Study Courses. These are still labeled "Application Only" -- but this is just so the registrar can verify that you were approved to be in the Advanced Study Program.
If you have any other questions contact the registrar at [email protected]
There are no courses at this level available at this time.