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Comedy Writing & Performance

About Comedy Writing & Performance

Completing the Comedy Writing & Performance major students will generate original comic material using a variety of methods, including ensemble improvisation, solo writing, and group collaboration. Student will develop their personal voice and point of view as a comic artist. Also, students will develop the analytic skills and vocabulary needed to revise their original work based on feedback. Students will gain competencies that allow them to translate their work into a variety of media, especially live performance and video.

All Theatre majors are required to take the Foundation sequence. Any questions regarding the Acting major, students can contact Academic Coordinator Ed Mazzocco at 312-369-6103, etmazzoccoolum.edu or Jeff Ginsberg at 312-369-6128, jginsberg@colum.edu.


Recommended First-Semester Classes

We recommend you register for the following in your first semester:

  • • 31-1251 Theatre Foundation I: Making Theatre*

*Theatre programs are very popular this year. If you are unable to register for Theatre Foundation I: Making Theatre in your first semester, you will take it during your second semester. Other first semester suggested courses, for Elective credit, include:

  • • 31-1200 Acting I: Basic Skills
  • • 31-1300 Voice Training for the Actor I
  • • 31-1305 Body Movement for Actors I
  • • 31-1310 Feldenkrais: Awareness through Movement
  • • 31-1350 Speaking Out
  • • 31-1435 Musical Theatre Dance for the Singer/Actor
  • • 31-1500 Prod Tech: Crew
  • • 31-1510 Drafting for Theatre
  • • 31-1680 Foundations of Makeup
  • • 31-2800 Playwriting Workshop I

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