Comedy Writing and Performance Minor

For students who are focused on developing their skills and knowledge of the comedic arts, this interdisciplinary minor has courses that give students opportunities to work on writing, performing, and studying multiple genres and styles of comedy. Students must earn at least 20 credits (five courses), with courses drawn from the departments of Visual and Media Arts; Performing Arts; and Writing, Literature and Publishing. All students must take two required courses to earn the minor: VM 222 Writing for Television and VM 208 The Evolution of Comedy. Students will then choose three additional classes that will include both writing and performance.

Program Requirements

Required Core Course

Select one:

  • SA 102 - The Evolution of Comedy I
  • SA 103 - The Evolution of Comedy II

Writing & Performance Courses

Select two to three:

  • VM 222 - Writing for Television (Required course)
  • VM 322 - Comedy Writing for Television
  • VM 329 - Comedy Writing for Late Night
  • VM 423 - Writing the TV Pilot
  • VM 429 - The Comedy Writers Room

Select one to two:

  • TH 121 - Introduction to Acting
  • WR 315 - Intermediate Creative Writing: Sketch Troupe
  • WR 315 - Intermediate Creative Writing: Stand-up