So, what does studying comedy at university involve? At Salford, our performance and comedy degrees are designed to explore comedy in live, recorded and digital formats and consider the relationship between comedy and performance; comedy in society and culture; and comedy and identity, as well as its meaning in a range of historical and contemporary contexts.
As a practitioner, you’ll develop your skills in how to better engage an audience through comedy, with course topics focused on stand-up, improvisation and comedy scriptwriting. As you move into the second and third year of your course, you’ll also have the chance to create your own sitcoms, sketches and comedy routines, with modules as diverse as physical comedy, acting for the camera and presenting.
As a student of comedy, you’ll learn through a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and practical projects, with a variety of optional modules to choose from. Whether your interests lie in comedy improvisation, radio drama or presenting, you’ll be able to tailor your degree to align with your individual passions while researching those areas of comedy that are of particular interest to you.
You’ll also have the chance to take part in your own student comedy sketch show, meaning you’ll be gaining hands-on experience that could prove invaluable to future employers. What’s more, this course has been a recipient of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards for three years running, so you’ll be joining a lively community of budding comedians, comic writers and comedy producers.