The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA 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, without intellectual or creative limitations.

Brown/Trinity Rep includes the MFA programs in Acting and Directing. Students in each of the disciplines have many opportunities to study and work with fellow students from other areas, including the MFA playwrights and the Ph.D. students in Brown’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.