We have classes for all ages and levels of experience. Browse our course catalog, or register now!
Chicago Course Catalog
Our entire upcoming catalog is listed below. Please note that some courses are not offered every term and may not be available at this time. Check the course detail page for further information. Adult courses are open to students 19 and older. Youth & Teen courses are also available!
Adult improv classes, acting classes, and writing classes are tailor made for people who want to learn more about the art of comedy but aren't necessarily focused on turning it into a career just yet.
- Comedy Writing
- Accelerated Writing
- Across the Finish Line
- Basic Writing with The Onion
- Humor Writing for the Internet
- Online Writing
- Scenic Workout
- Sketch Ensemble Project
- Stand Up
- Telling Your Story
- Writers Date
- Writing is Rewriting: Using the Audience to Write Your Scene
- Writing Strong Women
- Writing the One-Act Play
- Writing TV & Film for Beginners
- The Writer's Salon
Directing and Producing
Classes for Educators
Professional Courses are for students who are embarking on a professional career in improv, writing, acting, or comedy. Please note that all classes under this section have pre-requisites that include an audition and/or completion of other coursework at the Second City.
Youth & Teen Courses - Chicago
Youth and Teen classes are for students ages 4-18. All classes are grouped by ages. Full classes are held in 14-week Fall and Winter sessions with 6-week sessions available in late Fall, Spring and Summer.
Registration is still open for our two-week Summer Camps!
Our 14-week Fall 2013 term is open for registration. The Fall term begins on September 3, immediately after Labor Day. Early registration ends Monday, August 26; tuition prices go up after this date.
Scholarships are available for the 14-week Fall and Winter terms. Applications will be posted here for the Fall classes by the end of June.