Summer 2023 Pre-College Prog: Comedy PS0101 section 001

Comedy Writing Intensive

Call Number 10728
Day & Time
MTWRF 11:10am-1:00pm
608 Lewisohn Hall
Day & Time
MTWRF 3:10pm-5:00pm
608 Lewisohn Hall
Points 0
Grading Mode Ungraded
Approvals Required None
Instructor Paulina M Pinsky
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

In this course students are introduced to the key tenets of writing and performing comedy. With the guidance of professional New York City performers and writers, they learn how to generate writing through improvisational comedy. Budding comedians and comedy writers learn how to make people laugh both on and off the page, a skill that can take practitioners down a variety of career paths on stage and in film and television. Participants hone their comedic sensibilities with a wide variety of exercises and readings, and build confidence by learning the art of Yes, and! Subject areas include sketch comedy, improvisational comedy, and stand-up. The course features frequent guest speakers.

Courses in creative writing are offered in conjunction with the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Overseen by Chair of Creative Writing Timothy Donnelly, Professor Alan Ziegler, and Director of Creative Writing for Pre-College Programs Christina Rumpf, the creative writing courses are designed to challenge and engage students interested in literary creation, providing them with a substantial foundation for further exploration of their creative work.

Web Site Vergil
Subterm 08/07-08/11 (M)
Department Pre-College Programs (SHSP)
Enrollment 6 students (15 max) as of 1:06PM Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Subject Pre-College Prog: Comedy
Number PS0101
Section 001
Division School of Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Section key 20232CMDY0101N001