Advanced Improv

Registration is now closed. Our next term will begin March 14, 2015, with registration opening February 13. Please check back then to sign up!
(Please only sign up for Advanced classes if you've completed Intro!)

All classes are $225 unless otherwise noted. There will be a $25 late fee added to this cost if you register after registration ends. Please email with any questions! 

Advanced Improv focuses on scene work and long form montages. Moving past the gimmicks of game-based improv, Advanced Improv will challenge you to create memorable scenes and skillful shows.

Advanced Improv requires some previous improv education. Contact us if you are unsure where you should start.

Advanced 1: Scene Work

Welcome to longform! Begin your study of longform, shake the cobwebs off your improv, or reinvent your approach. Learn the GoU Improv Philosophy and be free of the “rules” of improv. This class will focus on the basis of longform improv: scene work. Learn how you create a scene, work with a partner, and keep an audience interested. 

Advanced 2: The Elements of Long Form

Building upon the scene work skills of Advanced 1, Advanced 2 begins stringing those scenes together through an improvised montage. Learn and master the elements that create longform improv.

Advanced 3: Forms

Now that you've learned the basics and the montage, learn how to perform different styles of longform improv, known as forms. This class will cover everything from a simple location based longform set to the legendary Harold.

Advanced 4: The Improviser

The focus of this class is you, the individual performer, and how you influence the group and your show. Extensive notes will be given to individuals and the group. The focus of this class is on YOU the improviser: your areas of strength, areas to work on, and suggestions on areas to focus on going forward after completing the Go U! The Improv Academy program.

The Masters Program - NEW

Formerly Advanced 5, the Masters Program will allow students to create and develop a one-act sketch show through improv. This program will run for 3 class terms (24 weeks), meeting on Sundays, with additional rehearsals as needed (closer to the October show dates). Students must commit to the full process. Students will learn sketch writing techniques, as well as writing through improvising and re-improvising. The final product will be a one-act sketch show, in which the students write and act.

Auditions for the next Masters Program will be in 2015!