Course Programs

The CCB Training School is proud to offer a complete Improv program and a growing Sketch program. Come learn funny with us!

Our core improv program consists of 3 levels of instruction. Our curriculum is focused on a North American approach to improv and our two guiding principles:

Truth: We believe focusing on relationships and grounding strong, fun, emotionally honest characters in reality allows improv to resonate with audiences.

Game: We believe finding, exploring and heightening unusual things, patterns and relationships provide the bedrock for rich, satisfying, comedic scenes.

Successful completion of the core curriculum qualifies students to audition for House Harold teams.

The CCBTS Sketch program is centered around our improv principles of Truth and Game. Students will learn a variety of formats and technical skills, learn to write individually and in a writer’s room and, in level 2, learn to write and produce their very own sketch show.

Successful completion of all Sketch levels qualifies students to audition for CCB House Maude (sketch) Teams as a writer.

Our Electives are available to all students who have completed at least one Level 2 course and want to explore other forms of comedy and ideas in improv.

In partnership with CCBTS, StoryKiez is offering a selection of writing courses for beginners and professionals.

At Storykiez, we begin with the philosophy that writers write best when they’re creatively empowered and passionate about what they’re developing. So we tap into the enthusiasm and drive of our students and then provide the tools to craft narratives that will connect with a wider audience. The storytelling language we teach is best described as a “what happens next” narrative — the types of stories that drive compelling TV shows, movies, audio fiction and popular novels.

Our approach to narrative isn’t about learning what kinds of stories you should be telling, but learning how to best communicate the stories you want to tell. Regardless of the topic, there’s simply a way to “speak” that makes you more likely to be understood in the mainstream narrative world. Using those tools, every one of our workshops and classes result in a completed piece of work (treatment, outline, pitch document, script or completed book chapters) designed to further the professional journey of each project.

CCBTS is now offering online courses in improv & sketch!

Classes will take place via web video conferencing. CCBTS instructors will guide the class through course curriculum using techniques developed for virtual teaching, and will provide real-time feedback, notes and side coaching.

Please note that the Online improv curriculum is separate from the standard 8-week curriculum (e.g., passing Online Level 1 does not grant the ability to take standard curriculum Level 2 courses).

Courses are limited in size.

Online course requirements:

  1. A stable internet connection.
  2. A quiet, distraction-free place.
  3. A computer with a webcam and mic. Headphones are recommended.
  4. Students will need to create a free account with our conferencing solution and download necessary software (details to be provided after registration).