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. Check the course detail page for further information. Click on the term or date links on class pages for available class times. Please note that some courses are not offered every term and may not be available at this time. Adult courses are open to students 19 and older. Youth & Teen courses are also available!
Private lessons can be arranged in most programs. Contact Rachael Mason at 312-664-3959.
Adult improvisation 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.
Stand-Up and Storytelling
TV, Film & Digital - Performance
TV, Film & Digital - Production
- Advanced Sketch to Video
- Comedy Writing for the Web
- Developing Your Movie Idea: A Crash Course
- Film Producing Workshop
- From Stage to Screen: Adapting Your Work
- History of Comedy on Film
- History of Sketch Comedy
- In the Industry
- Intro to Writing for TV & Film
- Introduction to Filmmaking
- Podcasting 101
- Short Film Intensive
- Sketch Video Production
- The Business of Film
- Video Editing with Adobe Creative Cloud
- Writing the Video Sketch
Directing and Producing
Classes for Educators
You can take classes anywhere in the world! Only a computer is needed.
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 prerequisites 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; proof of age may be requested at any time. Full classes are held in 14-week Fall and Winter sessions with 6-week sessions available in Spring, Summer, and Late Fall. Click on the term or date links on class information pages to see available class times.
Winter 2015 classes begin Saturday, January 10. Enroll by December 31 to get early registration tuition! Spring Break and Summer Comedy Camps are also open for registration!
Scholarships are available for the 14-week Fall and Winter terms and Summer Camps. The application deadline for Winter 2015 classes has already passed.