Professional actor training is based on a rigorous daily schedule of prescribed classes, required of all students. The core curriculum is comprised of Acting, Voice, and Physical Theater classes taught by a resident faculty, and supplemented by workshops in specialty areas led by professional guest artists. Technique work continues throughout the three years of study; as the student moves through the program, there is a progressive shift in emphasis from the acquisition and refinement of skills to their practical application.
In addition to classroom and studio work, frequent acting assignments in Brown/Trinity Rep and Trinity Repertory Company productions are an important component of actor training. Acting students will participate in a variety of fully mounted studio and professional productions. Understudy duties in Trinity Rep productions are also assigned; the combination of understudy and performance work at Trinity Rep enables students to acquire their Equity cards upon graduation.
Third-year graduate opportunities for actors include a professional showcase in New York and Los Angeles. In their third year, students may wish to apply for one of several available teaching assistantships and proctorships.