Frequently Asked Questions
I want to sign up for a class but have no theater or performance background, can I still join?
Yes, definitely. A theater or performance background is not necessary to join our class. We have many kinds of people that enroll in our courses – from teenagers to senior citizens, couples, corporate employees, filmmakers, activists, government employees, teachers, social workers, managers, entrepreneurs, even entire families join our classes! It is in our core values to maintain a safe space for everyone regardless of age, gender, race, religion or social class.
Our minimum joining age is 14 though we have workshops specifically designed for younger kids. There is no censorship, hence, maturity and professionalism is expected from everyone in class.
How many sessions is one term and how long is each class?
How much will one term cost?
A term is equivalent to 1 level, consisting of 8 sessions, 3 hours each session.
For one term, the cost is ₱ 8,800.
Can I get a discount?
Can I pay in installment?
Ideally we prefer full payment up front to secure all logistics associated with student onboarding. However, we do recognize that the amount might be too much to pay at one go so we do make considerations for these students. We only ask that they email us a formal letter of request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm sold! How do I sign up?
I have a question. How can I contact Third World Improv?
I changed my mind. Can I get a refund?
Tuition fees are considered final and non-refundable. Installed payments are expected to be complete on or before the fifth week of each eight-week term. If payments are not completed by the appointed date, a student may no longer continue his/her class and may not join the culminating activity.
Further, an interest may be charged should payments be delayed.
In the unfortunate event that a student cannot continue the course, a 50% refund may be given only after the first class and before the second class. Beyond then, refunds will be no longer allowed.
I might not be able to complete the term. How many absences am I allowed?
Students may only be absent 1 (one) time.
Students may miss no more than one class. Attendance beyond the 15-minute grace period will be considered tardy. We consider two tardy attendances an absence. If a student misses more than one class, the student may not receive a certificate and/or may not participate in the culminating activity upon the discretion of the instructor and the class. It is also the responsibility of the student to make up for the class they have missed. There will be no make-up classes for absences. Late enrollees do not get make-up classes.
I want my classmates to be the same age as me.
Can I join one session and decide if I want to push through with the whole term after?
Can I audition to be part of a group?
What happens after I finish all 5 levels?
Each improv journey is unique. You may choose to perform with your group, join another group, form your own group, or you may choose to not even perform at all. Rest assured that the TWI Community will always have your back in whichever path you choose.
Improv principles may be used anywhere in life and, believe us, they stay with you forever.
Should you wish to keep learning, Third World Improv also has a Continuing Education Program for Improvisers, which are specially designed, focused workshops whether in performance improv or Applied Improvisation.