What is the course about?
An introduction into finding your own ‘comedy voice’ through writing and performance. This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as anyone with experience of performing comedy who wants to enhance their skills to produce new and compelling online material. Learn how to identify good structure and present material.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Good Comedy Structure.
The Power of Brevity.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Identify comedy words
Appreciate comedy narrative.
Recognise performance structure.
Enrol with greater confidence onto a longer course in comedy writing and performing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No experience is necessary, however, the course is suitable for anyone who wants to enhance previous experience of writing and/or performing comedy.
Writer/performers/editors are all welcome.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will taught in a group setting. Your tutor may use a range of techniques including pair work and short individual exercises in this interactive class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring a notebook and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can enrol onto DMP052 Comedy: sketch writing and performing for stage, TV and digital or DMP053 Comedy: writing for radio, online and podcast.