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Master the skills of writing sketch comedy in this four-level program designed for writers and actors of all experience levels. Learn basic scene structure, character development, establishing action and styles and genres of comedy. Weekly writing assignments and in-class exercises help generate material and establish a regular writing schedule. Each term builds on the previous one.
Tuition: $290 +HST; $260.00 +HST Early Registered
TERM 1 REGISTER
Brainstorming ideas, creating environment, writing dialogue, working with story, writing for the stage and more - this course lays the groundwork for writing comic scenes in The Second City tradition.
Prerequisites: There is no prerequisite for the Writing Program.
Writing II REGISTER
Sketch Writing - Creating characters and working with basic premises
Prerequisites: Writing I
Writing III REGISTER
Sketch Writing Continued - Working in the style of The Second City
Prerequisites: Writing II
Writing IV (Sorry, not offered this term)
Using Sources - Creating sketches from current events, personal history and other sources
Prerequisites: For admittance to Writing IV please submit a new sketch (not previously submitted for a class assignment) to the Program Head, email@example.com. Your sketch should show you ability to set up a platform, introduce a tilt, heighten and resolve. For further information please talk to your Writing Instructor. Please submit your sketch in accordance with submission dates outlined on the year calandar.