Course Code: HCCC 217
Academic Year: 2019-2020
This course first reviews the fundamentals of improvisation. Students learn to develop their own improvisational voices through a series of exercises which focus on character, environment and give and take. These are the basis for improvisation. Then, as time permits, long-form improv, games and other specialized improvisational forms will be examined. The exploration process also involves creating premises for comedic sketch through improvisation as well as the creation of characters. The course develops high degrees of focus and concentration such that students increase their ability to be spontaneous in both creation and performance while developing a narrative.