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Use Improv to Create Spontaneous Performances

 

Improvisation, or improv, is a form of unscripted theater where performers create scenes spontaneously, often with hilarious results. Explore improv by performing improvised scenes and discover how improv is used in different types of performance.

Students will get comfortable with improvisation as they perform a variety of spontaneous scenes. They will discover how to incorporate props, locations and characters into their scene creation. We will play acting games to strengthen students’ confidence and ability to think on their feet. Students will also learn how to use improv in auditions. The class will prepare students to take the next steps into the comic, creative world of improv.

What You Will Learn

 

Get an introduction to improv by performing improvised scenes and discover how improv is used in different types of performance.

  • Practice performing a variety of short improv scenes.
  • Understand how to incorporate props, location and characters into your scene work.
  • Use acting games to strengthen your confidence and ability to think on your feet.
  • Understand how to use improv in auditions.

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Note: Upon successful enrollment of a section, students will receive a confirmation email from our Student Services team. This email will include a link to an authorization form that is required to be completed within 72-hours of enrollment. 

In response to COVID-19 health guidelines, we have restructured our in-person Junior Academy workshops as online courses. Contact us at srs@ucsd.edu if you have questions.

Course Number: THEA-90004
Credit: 1.50 unit(s)

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