LA Improv Program

level image 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".

The Improv Advanced Study Program is open to all students who pass Improv 401 and wish to continue taking classes. The program offers a wide variety of classes including ones on specific aspects of improv, drilling the Harold, and different forms.

This class introduces the basics of how to perform long-form improv. Students will learn how to use "yes-and," playing at the top of your intelligence, active listening and support to create comedic improvised scenes.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Intro to Long Form - ONLINE Thursdays 7pm PT/10pm ET Jul 30th, 2020, 7:00pm Betsy Stover Sold Out
Intro to Long Form - ONLINE Saturdays 3pm PT/ 6pm ET Aug 1st, 2020, 3:00pm Toni Charline Sold Out
Intro to Long Form - ONLINE Sundays Noon PT/3pm ET Aug 2nd, 2020, 12:00pm Cory P Willis Sold Out
Intro to Long Form - ONLINE Wednesdays 4pm PT/ 7pm ET Aug 5th, 2020, 4:00pm Ari Voukydis Sold Out
Intro to Long Form Improv for Teens - ONLINE M/W/F 3pm PT/6pm ET Aug 10th, 2020, 3:00pm Cory P Willis Course Details
Intro to Long Form - ONLINE Wednesdays 2pm PT/5pm ET Aug 12th, 2020, 2:00pm Aman Adumer Sold Out
Intro to Long Form - ONLINE Fridays 2pm PST/ 5pm EST Aug 21st, 2020, 2:00pm Drew DiFonzo Marks Sold Out
Intro to Long Form - ONLINE Saturdays 11am PT/2pm ET Aug 22nd, 2020, 11:00am Betsy Stover Sold Out
Intro to Long Form - ONLINE Sundays 2pm PT/5pm PT Aug 23rd, 2020, 2:00pm Aman Adumer Sold Out
Intro to Long Form - ONLINE Mondays 4pm PT/7pm ET Aug 24th, 2020, 4:00pm Donald Chang Course Details
Intro to Long Form - ONLINE Tues&Thurs 11am PT/2pm ET Aug 25th, 2020, 11:00am Monika Smith Course Details
Intro to Long Form - ONLINE Fridays Noon PT/3pm ET Aug 28th, 2020, 12:00pm Sarah Claspell Course Details
Intro to Long Form - ONLINE Tuesdays 4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET Sep 1st, 2020, 4:30pm John Murray Course Details

This class introduces the concept of finding the Game of The Scene in long-form improv. The "game" is the cornerstone of the UCB improv philosophy - it roughly means being aware of what makes your scenes funny and focusing on it as the scene progresses.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Focus on the Game - ONLINE Mon & Weds 6pm PT/9pm ET Jul 27th, 2020, 6:00pm Brandon Gardner Sold Out
Focus on the Game - ONLINE Wednesdays 3pm PT/6pm ET Aug 5th, 2020, 3:00pm Brandon Gardner Sold Out
Focus on the Game - ONLINE Thursdays 4pm PT/ 7pm ET Aug 6th, 2020, 4:00pm Drew DiFonzo Marks Sold Out
Focus on the Game TEEN - ONLINE M/W/F 11am PT / 2pm ET Aug 10th, 2020, 11:00am Cory P Willis Course Details
Focus on the Game - ONLINE Tuesdays 7-9pm PT/10pm-12am ET Aug 11th, 2020, 7:00pm Betsy Stover Sold Out
Focus on the Game - ONLINE Sundays noon PT/3pm ET Aug 16th, 2020, 12:00pm Toni Charline Sold Out
Focus on the Game - ONLINE Thursdays 11am PT/2pm ET Aug 20th, 2020, 11:00am Betsy Stover Sold Out
Focus on the Game - ONLINE Thursdays 5pm PST/8pm ET Aug 20th, 2020, 5:00pm Sarah Claspell Sold Out
Focus on the Game - ONLINE Saturdays Noon PT/3pm ET Aug 22nd, 2020, 12:00pm Todd Fasen Course Details
Focus on the Game - ONLINE Sundays 2pm PT/5pm ET Aug 23rd, 2020, 2:00pm Donald Chang Course Details
Focus on the Game - ONLINE Mondays 6pm PT/9pm ET Aug 24th, 2020, 6:00pm Toni Charline Course Details
Focus on the Game - ONLINE Tuesdays 3pm PT/6pm ET Aug 25th, 2020, 3:00pm Donald Chang Course Details

This class introduces the form called The Harold. In the Harold, performers improvise comedic scenes that connect to create one unified piece.

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In this class, students continue to study the Harold. After successfull completing this class, they have completed the core improv program at the UCBT.

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Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Character 101 - ONLINE ONLINE Saturdays 11:30am PT /2:30pm ET Aug 1st, 2020, 11:30am Hal Rudnick Sold Out
Learning from the Masters ONLINE Wednesdays 7pm PT/10pm ET Aug 5th, 2020, 7:00pm Dhruv Uday Singh Sold Out
Video & Social Media Character Workshop ONLINE Thursdays 7pm PT/10pm ET Aug 13th, 2020, 7:00pm Hal Rudnick Course Details
Character 101 - ONLINE Sundays Noon PT/ 3pm ET Aug 16th, 2020, 12:00pm Sarah Smallwood Parsons Sold Out

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.

No courses currently available in this level