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Drawing upon the groundbreaking work of The Second City and the many legendary performers who have played on its stages, we have become the largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the world. We welcome amateurs looking to try something new, and advanced players looking to hone their craft. Whether you’re a business professional looking to improve your presentation skills or a student looking to meet new friends, The Second City Training Center is the place to be.

Improv Program

Improv Program

The Improv Program is a complete foundation in the principles of scenic improvisation as practiced at The Second City. Based in the work of Viola Spolin, this program covers all…

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The Conservatory Program

The Conservatory Program

Study improv as an acting technique and its use in the development of a Second City-style revue in this advanced program, the cornerstone of The Second City Training Center. In…

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Writing Program

Writing Program

Master the skills of writing sketch comedy in this writing program designed for writers and actors of all experience levels. Learn basic scene structure, character development, establish action, and learn…

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Acting Program

Acting Program

The Acting Program empowers the student with the necessary core skills to take responsibility of their own growth and learning as an actor. This program offers the student a unique…

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Advanced Improv Program

Advanced Improv Program

This Advanced Improv Program places more specific and specialized material in front of a more advanced student. Offerings include Improvisational acting, scene work, and long form. Rules fall away and…

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Directing & Producing

Directing & Producing

Study and practice the essential tools of directing for the stage! Students can choose to study directing techniques for improvisation, sketch comedy, or plays.

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Music Program

Music Program

The Second City Music Program is dedicated to helping students explore comedy’s unique relationship to music through voice, improvisation, and songwriting.

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Physical Theatre

Physical Theatre

The Physical Comedy Program is a unique movement program focusing on developing the physical skills of the performer. From clowning to slapstick to stage combat, physical comedy has delighted audiences…

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Stand-Up & Storytelling

Stand-Up & Storytelling

Discover your unique comic voice in Second City’s Stand-Up & Storytelling courses. Stand Up uses an improvisational approach to the creation and delivery of solo comic material. Craft your set, learn…

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TV, Film & Digital Performance

TV, Film & Digital Performance

This performance program is about giving actors, improvisers, and directors the opportunity to make the transition from Stage to On-Screen or in Podcasting and Voiceover work. The classes in this…

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TV, Film & Digital Production

TV, Film & Digital Production

The production program is about empowering content creators with the knowledge of what it takes to be successful in the TV and Film industries. The classes in this program focus…

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Online Classes

Online Classes

You can take classes anywhere in the world! Only a computer is needed. If you have questions about online classes, check out our Online Program Q&A.

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