Welcome to AOI’s improv curriculum.
We now accept students from other impro or improv schools into our advanced programmes, once they’ve completed our 4 week experienced improvisors induction class. There’s now a lot of improv teachers out there, many without much foundational or theoretical training, or skills as an actual teacher, so it’s difficult know exactly what new students may have already learned, and whether they have the necessary training to enter into our curriculum. Our induction classes are tailored to students coming from specific schools, taking them through what they may have missed in their beginner levels and introducing them to other methods of improvising.
At the end the first 8 weeks, you’ll have the skills required to begin performing on stage and performing improvised comedy scenes for your family and friends. For every subsequent class of 8 weeks, you’ll produce an opt–in improvised comedy show of increasing quality, highlighting the techniques learned throughout that class.
By the end of Improv 7, you’ll have enough skills and experience in improvisation and acting techniques, to be able to perform improvised comedy in theatres and at festivals throughout the world.
For our core improv curriculum, each term class (1 through 7) is applied for and completed in sequence. You can stop at any time after each class if you’re no longer interested in continuing. If you have something else on for a term or need a break, that’s fine — you can come back a few terms later and continue from where you left off.