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!
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.
TV, Film & Digital
- Audition Workshop for Voiceover Actors
- Beginning Voiceover for Improvisers
- Developing Your Movie Idea: A Crash Course
- Hosting for Television
- Humor Writing for the Internet
- On-Camera Workshops with Matt Miller
- The Business of Story: Writing for TV, Film, & Web
- Voiceover Workshops with David Goldberg, Edge Studio
- Writing for TV & Film
- Writing with The Onion
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 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. Full classes are held in 14-week Fall and Winter sessions with 6-week sessions available in late Fall, Spring and Summer. Click on the term or date links on class information pages for available class times.
Spring classes run April 26-June 8. Youth & Teen weekend classes will not meet on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-25.
Summer term has a limited selection of courses, including Imaginaction for ages 4-8 and Improv X for ages 9-10, which are available from June 14-July 26 (no class on July 5).
Summer Camps for ages 11-18 are available from June through August. Check out the details under "Camps and Intensives" below.
Scholarships are available for the 14-week Fall and Winter terms and Summer Camps. The application for Fall and Winter terms will be available here when available; the deadline for 2014 Summer Camp scholarships has already passed.