Our M.F.A. programs combine in-depth classroom work and an ongoing relationship to a working professional theater. Brown University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies is internationally recognized for the quality of its faculty and instruction. Trinity Rep, with its deep tradition of resident artists, provides powerful artistic assets and creates a firm foundation of real-world experience. Together, the two organizations have produced a model of theater training that is rigorous and technically demanding, offering particular emphasis on training the whole theater artist.
Both courses of study are purposefully constructed to allow actors and directors the ability to acquire, strengthen, and build on skills from each semester to the next. Our work together is highly collaborative; students will learn together and thrive best when fully immersed in their three-year course of study and production work. As such, professional leaves are not typically approved for these programs.
Brown/ Trinity Rep includes the M.F.A. programs in Acting and Directing. Students in both disciplines have opportunities to study and work with fellow students from other areas, including the M.F.A. playwrights and the Ph.D. students in Brown’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.