TRAINING CENTER

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For over a decade, PHIT has been turning ordinary Philadelphians from all walks of life into extraordinary comedians and performers. Our instructors are working performers who have toured the country, published writers, and incredible teachers. Using a curriculum developed over 10+ years classes at PHIT create a fun, welcoming, safe environment for trying something new. It’s no wonder we’ve won Best of Philly and were named one of 20 Best Improv Comedy Schools Around the World by Rant.

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Improv Comedy Classes

Whether you want to be the next writer or comedian on Saturday Night Live, develop a fun hobby and creative outlet, or use the skills from our comedy classes in your everyday life to improve interpersonal, networking, and presenting skills – a class at PHIT is a great choice. See class details below.

CORE

PHIT’s CORE curriculum is for students who are looking to try something new and learn about improv in these 8-week courses. These courses are great for students who are interested in performing (and for students who love having a structure to follow!).

IMPROV 101
INTRO TO IMPROV
IMPROV 201
INTERMEDIATE IMPROV
IMPROV 301
ADVANCED IMPROV
IMPROV 401
PERFORMANCE IMPROV

OUR CONSERVATORY

PHIT’s Conservatory is for students who have completed our Core Curriculum and are interested in continuing their improv education. These classes are great for students looking for personal development as well as more practice with forms.

THE HAROLD
IMPROV'S OLDEST FORM
DIAGNOSTICS
A CUSTOM COURSE FOR YOUR IMPROV NEEDS
MASTER CLASSES
ONE TO TWO DAY CLASSES WITH IMPROV EXPERTS

FOCUS

PHIT’s Focus curriculum centers around having fun, playing games and learning some improv skills along the way in these 4-week classes. These classes are perfect for students who are new to improv, or for CORE students who want to work on a particular improv skill.

SPONTANEITY
IMPROV IS FOR EVERYONE!
RELATIONSHIP
CONNECT WITH OTHERS!
CHARACTER
BE SOMEONE ELSE!
ENVIRONMENT
IMAGINE THE WORLD ONSTAGE!

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

PHIT’s Additional Training is for students looking to get some extra practice, take workshops or meet other students and learn from a guest instructor. These one day and four to six week classes are great for sharpening your improv skills.

PRACTICE GROUPS
ONE DAY PRACTICES FOR CURRENT STUDENTS
IMPROV ELECTIVES
4-6 WEEK CLASSES WITH A SPECIFIC IMPROV GOAL
IMPROV WORKSHOPS
THREE HOUR WORKSHOPS WITH IMPROV INSTRUCTORS

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Sketch Comedy Classes

Our introductory sketch comedy writing classes give students the opportunity to break down sketches from current and classic shows, and learn how to develop comedic ideas by writing and workshopping their own original material. Graduates of our advanced classes learn how to prepare submission packets for writing gigs on stage and television.

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FREE INTRO TO SKETCH WORKSHOP

OUR CORE CURRICULUM:

SKETCH 101 – Intro to Sketch
SKETCH 201 – Intermediate Sketch
SKETCH 301 – Advanced Sketch
SKETCH 401 – Creating a Packet

EXTRA TRAINING:

SKETCH PRACTICE GROUPS

SKETCH ELECTIVES
SKETCH WORKSHOPS
SKETCH MASTER CLASSES

IMPORTANT INFO:

STUDENT HANDBOOK

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Stand-Up Comedy Classes

Our stand-up classes are designed for complete beginners or those with relatively little experience writing and telling their own jokes in front of a crowd. It’s a great place to start because it will help you get more comfortable before heading out to the various open mics around the city, and give you some helpful tips so that you start out with a leg up over the competition. If you’ve got more experience and less time, our occasional workshops meet for one afternoon and study specific skill or approaches to stand-up that may be helpful to you.

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FREE INTRO TO STAND-UP WORKSHOP

OUR CORE CURRICULUM:

STAND-UP 101 – Intro to Stand-Up

EXTRA TRAINING:

STAND-UP PRACTICE GROUPS

STAND-UP ELECTIVES
STAND-UP WORKSHOPS
STAND-UP MASTER CLASSES

IMPORTANT INFO:

STUDENT HANDBOOK

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Acting Classes

For students who develop a more intense interest in the craft of acting, our dramatic acting classes explore basic skills fundamental to performance including: action, objectives, tactics, and script analysis. Each course culminates in an exploration and showing of individual monologues or scenes with partners from class. interested in more than just making people laugh, PHIT is excited to offer dramatic acting classes.

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FREE INTRO TO ACTING WORKSHOP

OUR CORE CURRICULUM:

ACTING 101 – Intro to Acting
ACTING 201 – Intermediate Acting
ACTING 301 – Advanced Acting

EXTRA TRAINING:

ACTING PRACTICE GROUPS

ACTING WORKSHOPS
ACTING ELECTIVES
ACTING MASTER CLASSES

IMPORTANT INFO:

STUDENT HANDBOOK

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