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 the Conservatory Program you will build upon the fundamentals of improv, advance your scenic and character skills, explore forms and styles and learn how to use improv to create material for a satiric comedy revue.

To apply to this program, please fill out this form.

Please note that some of these classes will be delivered online.

Conservatory

Conservatory Auditions (Online)

Interested auditioners should first submit their training information via this submission form. The approval to audition will be confirmed by a staff member or else another program will be recommended. Auditioners who have not taken classes with us are also recommended to create a student…

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Conservatory 1

Acting within Improv – put the two together.

Graduates of iO, UCB, and ComedySportz are eligible to bypass the audition and directly enroll!!! If you are a graduate of one of these schools fill out this form and we can sign you up! Or give us a call…

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Conservatory 2

Original Characters – the next Austin Powers is within you!

3.5 hours, 7 weeks

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Conservatory 3

Study the art of ensemble improv and how to make your castmates look like rock stars! Also, learn comedic structure through both improvised scenes Second City archive sketches.

3.5 hours, 7 weeks

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Conservatory 4

Ever wanted a do-over? Here’s your chance! By re-improvising your scenes, you’ll learn how we take an idea from improvisation to a polished written sketch.

3.5 hours, 7 weeks

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Conservatory 5

Review all the elements of scenic creation studied in the Conservatory and learn how to use them to conceptualize, pitch and perform original sketches in preparation for Grad Revue.

3.5 hours, 7 weeks

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Grad Revue

After completing all five levels of our advanced conservatory, students may audition to take part in our Grad Revue program. Ensembles of no more than eight students are selected and grouped together to complement one another as they embark on a nearly half-year process of writing and performing…

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