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Eligibility:

Columbia College Chicago Comedy Studies will consider applications from students attending any four-year college or university who:

  • Are currently enrolled-or have recently graduated- at the undergraduate level in a college or university.
  • Have, or will have, reached a minimum of junior-level standing- or have successfully completed a minimum of 60 credit hours- by the time the program begins.
  • Demonstrate training and/or accomplishment in performance, comic writing and improvisation.

Applicants Must Provide the Following:

  • Completed online application including uploaded theatrical resume (or description of experience), letter of recommendation, and essays.
  • Transcripts to be mailed in to Columbia College Chicago Admissions with proof of successfully completing 60 credit hours or more.
  • Proof of completion of the following courses or their equivalents:
    Improvisation Techniques I 
    Acting II: Advanced Scene Study 
    English Composition II

See the "Apply" page for further information about the application process for the program.

Important Dates

SPRING 2019

The Spring semester of Comedy Studies will run from Tuesday January 22nd through May 9th 2019. 

There are still a couple spaces open for Spring 2019.   

SUMMER 2019

The Summer Comedy Studies program is a condensed program that runs 6 weeks from Monday June 10th through July 20th.

We are not currently accepting applications for the Comedy Studies Summer 2019 semester. More information regarding applications will be available in Spring 2019.

FALL 2019

The Fall Semester will run from Tuesday September 3rd through Thursday December 12th.

We are not currently accepting applications for the Comedy Studies Fall 2019 semester. More information regarding applications will be available in Spring 2019.

Tuition

*Tuition periodically changes, so these numbers can fluctuate slightly. Exact tuition prices will be given upon acceptance into the program. Feel free to visit  http://www.colum.edu/student-financial-services/create-a-plan/calculate-your-costs/ for further information about shifts in tuition for Columbia College Chicago. 

SUMMER 2019

Tuition for the 12 credit hour semester of Comedy Studies is  $8,484.00 ($707 per credit hour)

FALL 2019

Tuition for the 16 credit hour semester of Comedy Studies is $12,790.00.  

The comedy studies program, as well as Columbia College Chicago, do not offer any forms of financial aid to visiting students. Please check with your home institution to see if any aid you are currently using can be applied to your semester with Comedy Studies.