In case you don't monitor all the upcoming thread courses, I wanted to let you know we are now offering four-week courses at the 401 level with different concentrations. The pre-requisite for these is the completion of Improv 401
Improv 410 - Game Focus - A four-week workshop focusing on Game of the Scene. If you were told "work on playing game" this course will help you play truthfully, find games, make productive justifications. No class shows. Improv 411 - Performance Focus - A four-week workshop focusing on improving your range as a performer. This includes: confidence, character, acting. No class shows. Improv 412 - Listening and Reacting Focus - A four-week workshop focusing on scenework basics. Think of it as advanced agreement: truthful, cooperative and active yes-anding. No class shows.
If you applied for Advanced Study after completing Improv 401, you can reapply for Advanced Study after one of these courses, but generally you should only do that if you've taken 410 level course that directly addresses what your most recent Improv 401 teacher said you need to focus on.
For instance, if your teacher said you really need to work on game, and you took Improv 411 (Performance Focus), then it's not worth reapplying for Advanced Study.
Erik Tanouye Director of Student Affairs (also Improv/Sketch teacher and performer) UCB Training Center, New York
Also, would you mind making this a "sticky" or highlighted topic? A lot of my friends still didn't know about this change until I told them and I really feel like it would influence more people's choices in class.
I took the 410 course with Kevin Hines. It was excellent and I made a great deal of progress. I had taken 401 three times but needed to focus on one thingl I highly recomend these 4 week courses and hope that UCB will continue offering them.