Improvisation for Actors

Located in the heart of Hollywood, the Theatre of Arts drama conservatory offers improvisational performance classes to all students enrolled in our accredited two-year acting degree program. Interested in pursuing an acting career? We invite you to apply or request free information today.



IP101, Year One (2 Credits)


A sequence of practical classes which provide students with the opportunity to utilize improvisation as an art form, as well as a tool that can profoundly enhance acting skills. Students are expected to delve into their own resources as the basis for exploring access to detailed imagination, creativity and freedom of expression. They are guided through short and long form improvisation exercises that help develop trust, stronger presence on stage, an understanding of the elements of effective storytelling, spontaneity, responsiveness, generosity, and courage as a performer.


Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, students should demonstrate:


  • Personal commitment to the process of discovery

  • Ability to function effectively as a member of a creative group

  • Clear understanding of dramatic and comic value and story structure

  • Development of basic improvisation skills: concentration; working freely within given circumstances; sustaining a coherent line of action with spontaneity

  • Ability to create and sustain truthful and engaging behavior in an improvised setting


Theatre of Arts

6767 W. Sunset Blvd. 

Hollywood, CA 90028

tel: ‪626-365-1934‬

fax: 626-270-4596

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