NY Courses


Because of extremely high demand, it's difficult to sign up for a UCB class.

Here's what to expect:

  • Classes sell out very quickly, sometimes less than a minute.
  • We do not maintain wait lists for sold out classes.
  • Classes are posted 2-6 weeks ahead of time.
  • Classes are announced on Twitter @UCBClassesNYC
  • We offer classes morning, afternoon and evenings 7 days a week.
  • More answers can be found in the frequently asked questions section.

Improv 101 through Improv 401 make up our core Improv Program. In these courses you will learn how to improvise game-based comedic scenes and the Long Form structure known as the "Harold".

Successful completion of Improv 401 allows you to apply for our Advanced Study program.

In this program, you will learn to write sketches in a variety of formats, working alone or with others while focusing on finding the "game" of your sketches.

Successful completion of Sketch 301 allows you to apply for our Advanced Study program.

The Advanced Study Program is designed for students who have completed the core curriculum, are ready to make a professional level of commitment to improv or sketch comedy and are ready to perform at an advanced level.

Each course in the Advanced Study Program is instructor-driven with a specialized focus. Students must apply to Advanced Study Improv and Advanced Study Writing Programs separately.

For information on how to apply for the Advanced Study Program go here.

We offer elective courses each with a special focus: musical improv, storytelling, sitcom spec writing, casting workshops, etc.