The Comedy Studies minor offers students the ability to learn a fundamental understanding of comedy -- what makes it work, how to perform it, and how to succeed at it. This minor can be taken with any undergraduate degree to add an area of specialization to their studies.
Required Courses for Comedy Studies Minor
Comedy Studies Minor at Lake Erie College requires students take 15 semester credits, including the following courses:
CMY 101: Introduction to Comedy Studies (3 Semester Hours)
This course provides an overview of comedy in theory and practice. This will introduce the students to genres, performance and creative writing by involving them in several creative projects over the time of the course.
CMY 201: Comedy Performance and Theory (3 Semester Hours)
This course is a study of comedy in history, theory, and practice. Course will go over the psychological and philosophical considerations of comedy. Students will be involved in significant creative projects as part of the course.
CMY 210: Comedy on Film (3 Semester Hours)
Students will receive an introduction to the history of and the nature of comedy on film. Course includes an overview of the fundamentals of filmmaking with skills like editing, sound, and cinematography with an emphasis on writing and presentation in the class.
EN 318: Creative Writing Comedy & Humor (3 Semester Hours)
A creative writing course with emphasis on humor writing and related aesthetic forms. Identification of suitable subject matter, techniques of research and appropriate literary style are central to the course.
TH 106: Acting I (3 Semester Hours)
This is a studio course in basic acting skills that prepares the student for eventual work in dramatic scenes and plays. The course introduces students to the major principles of Konstantin Stanislavski's work on acting technique, utilizing exercises in physical action, given circumstances, imagination, attention, communion, sense of truth, scene analysis, tempo-rhythm and emotion memory.