big school of improv

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10-week improv courses 

Create on stage, improve confidence, work in agreement with others, open yourself to life’s myriad of possibilities and have a blast. BIG offers a variety of classes for total newbies and enthusiastic improvisers alike. Whatever your goals, improv provides a tool kit for life, setting you up with a lifetime's supply of creativity, focus, teamwork, positivity, confidence and play.

Click here to register for upcoming courses (next term begins October, 2019)

The BIG School of Improv offers a variety of courses across different levels and improv styles. Our school's circular structure uses open tiers, allowing you to choose your own adventure, completing the classes that interest you most. Once you complete Foundations of Improvisation, you have access to three new courses that will help you to develop character, scenework, and stage presence through a mix of short form and longform play. After completing any two of those courses, you can access a wide variety of long and short form improv courses at intermediate and advanced levels. 

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Very supportive, informative and positive. Lots of personal feedback, game practice and team spirit. The show is exhilarating. Recommended especially if you have never performed before! It’s a great experience. But even if you have, improvisation is something else entirely.

2019-2020 BIG SI Calendar

(Check back as special events and guest workshops are added)

Fall Trimester, 2019
1-3 October, courses begin
5-10 November, BIG IF 6
6-8 December, Student Showcases at Tinta Roja

Winter Trimester, 2020
14-16 January, courses begin
28 Feb-1 Mar, Winter Retreat in Collserola
27-29 March, Student Showcases at Tinta Roja

Spring Trimester, 2020
28-30 April, courses begin
10-12 July, Student Showcases at Tinta Roja
17-19 July, Summer Retreat 1 in Collserola
24-26 July, Summer Retreat 2 in Collserola


BIG SCHOOL OF IMPROV COURSES

Courses available in the upcoming term appear in colour. Click on the course for more information.

FOUNDATIONS OF IMPROV

TIER I

SCENE: TELL THE STORY

TIER II

CHARACTER: BE SOMEBODY

TIER II

ART OF THE STAGE!

TIER II

IMPRO MATCH

TIER III

Intro to longform (Living room)

TIER III

improv acting

TIER III

intro to longform (ARMANDO)

TIER III

masterclass

TIER IV

intro to clowning

TIER IV

The Harold

TIER IV

GAME

TIER IV

narrative longform

TIER IV

longform study

TIER IV

monoscene

TIER IV

intimacy & relationship

TIER IV

advanced shortform

TIER IV

FREEFORM

TIER IV


BIG SI CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

©BIGSI 2017


Disclaimer

Participation in Barcelona Improv Group (“BIG”) classes and workshops is completely voluntary. Although injury is highly unlikely, your participation is at your own risk. BIG is not responsible for any injuries sustained during activities. It is the participant’s responsibility to inform the instructor of any medical conditions and to withdraw from or refrain from participating in any activities that he or she feels will present a physical risk to the participant or others. Participants in workshops and classes agree to respect the physical boundaries of fellow classmates and to avoid engaging in aggressive activities or maneuvers that could expose yourself or other participants to physical injury.

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All fees and tuition are considered non-refundable upon the day of the event, class, or workshop. Partial refunds may be requested and will be considered.