Courses

Courses

Courses

This course is designed to introduce students to the process of finding the funny by approaching comedy writing as a creative problem-solving activity. Through discussions and in-class exercises students learn the mechanics of idea construction and execution, and gain an understanding of how to generate funny ideas and get them down in print ideal for fiction writing, screenwriting, and stand-up.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60545 8 eve We May 03, 2017 1830-2130 Mark Dinesen $331 Main Campus (Map)

Do you have a script, a stand-up routine or maybe a written story you are working on and want to make funnier? Now is the chance. This course will help you refine, punch up and improve the funny in your writing. With a group of like-minded writers, all working to the same goal, amazing things will happen in eight weeks.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60546 8 eve We Jun 28, 2017 1830-2130 Mark Dinesen $329 Main Campus (Map)

Solo shows are about telling a story, exploring an idea, or both. There can be plenty of laughs along the way, but the laughs support the story or theme. This course will familiarize students with the variety of ways a solo performer can engage an audience, and generate solo material. Many people have a strong impulse to reach an audience, but their material and talent doesnt fit within the joke-joke-joke structure of stand-up comedy. Solo shows offer a broad range of possibilities to explore the stories and ideas people can craft into something fit for the stage. Students will learn about the different styles of solo performance - monologues, clown, characters, and others - as theyve been developed by professionals.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60548 8 eve Mo/We May 29, 2017 1830-2130 Ti-Jon Dawe $385 Main Campus (Map)

This course explores the history and development of live and televised sketch comedy including news and commercial parodies and digital shorts. Over the eight classes, students will learn to develop a sketch packet, suitable for submission to literary agents and theatrical and television producers. Students will also develop a business plan that charts their course to employment in the comedy industry.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60547 8 eve Th Jun 29, 2017 1830-2130 Jacqualine Blackmore $355 Main Campus (Map)

Have you ever had a secret desire to do stand-up comedy? Now, in a safe, supportive eight-week class you can. Learn joke formats, performance techniques, ways to generate killer material, how to handle jokes that bomb, and more. Students showcase their material at Yuk Yuks Comedy Club in Vancouver and receive a DVD. Some classes may be conducted by guest lecturers.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60564 7 eve Tu May 09, 2017 1900-2200 David Granirer $275 Main Campus (Map)
  and 1 eve Mo Jun 26, 2017 1900-2200