Registration is now open! Please note that the last day to register for classes is January 8, by 5pm. If you register after this date, there will be a $25 late fee added on to your class fee.
The Skills Program is an exciting new addition to the GoU curriculum. It offers a variety of classes in theater, film, writing, and improvisation. Each semester will have different choices, so check back to see if there’s something that interests you.
Start: Saturday, January 11, 2014
End: Friday, March 7, 2014
Days Off: None
Class Shows: Tuesday, Feb. 25 & Monday, March 3
Boot Camp: Improv for Sketch:
Not Offered This Term
Learn the process of creating written sketch scenes from improvised scenes you perform. Through the eight weeks of this class, you will get feedback on both your improv performance along with your written work. The process of taking your performance to the written page will be taught to you step by step, from improv scene, to transcription, to finding and using that nugget of an idea you discovered in your scene. This class will be taught by Nancy Edwards, a Detroit improviser for over 20 years, a Second City Detroit original cast member, and professional comedy writer. The class will culminate in a class show that includes scripted material and improvisation. This class is limited to 12 students. Students must have completed the Go U Improv program through ADV 4 (or equivalent program), or have one year of improv experience, to take this class.
Not offered this term:
Bad Habits Boot Camp
This intensive stand-alone class will take a deeper look at where you're at as an improviser and fine tune your performance to help you perform at your best. The smaller class size will allow for more one-on-one feedback and a more in-your-face approach to learning. This class is not for fragile egos. Students must have at least one year of improv experience to take this class.
Harold Boot Camp
This intensive stand-alone class will focus on developing the Harold improv form. The smaller class size will allow for more one-on-one feedback, and provide students the opportunity to closely develop an understanding of the Harold. Students must have at least 2 years of improv experience, and have a keen understanding of long-form improv.
Acting for Improvisors
Do you want to improve your improv? Do you wish you could be in one of the Thursday sketch shows? This class will use acting exercises and improvised scene work to lead to stronger stage presence and stronger choices. Will cover movement work, voice work, connecting to your partner onstage, whole body listening and much more.
Character Boot Camp
This intensive stand-alone class will focus solely on creating and sustaining improvised characters. The smaller class size will allow for more one-on-one feedback and a more in-your-face approach to learning. This class is not for fragile egos. Students must have at least 1 year of improv experience.