Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Columbia College and The Second City Announce New Comedy Writing/Performance Major

Growing out of our Comedy Studies program with Columbia College, we're thrilled to announce the world's first four-year degree in Comedy Writing and Performance.

Anne Libera, Director of the Comedy Writing and Performance Program, says, "The most successful comedians of our day - from Tina Fey and Louis CK to Chris Rock and Lena Dunham are writer/performer/producers. The new degree requires students to study both writing and performance, to do improvisation, physical clowning, and stand-up. Most college programs have focused on medium as opposed to content, but the current professional landscape requires that artists be content creators and providers across media and to be prepared to do so in media that have not even been created yet."

Read more about it at The Hollywood Reporter

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