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Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies offers the following graduate programs:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.

For more information on admission and program requirements, please visit the following website: http://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/theatre-arts-and-performance-studies

  •     Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A) in Playwriting.

For more information on admission and program requirements, please visit the following website:  http://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/theatre-arts-and-performance-studies-0

Required MFA Playwriting Courses:

First Year
FALL
TAPS 2530Directing: Composition and Staging1
TAPS 2310Graduate Playwriting1
SPRING
TAPS 2310Graduate Playwriting1
Elective1
Second Year
FALL
TAPS 2310Graduate Playwriting1
TAPS 2300Pedagogy: Prep and Practice1
Elective1
Elective1
SPRING
TAPS 2310Graduate Playwriting1
TAPS 2300Pedagogy: Prep and Practice1
Elective1
Elective1
Third Year
FALL
TAPS 2310Graduate Playwriting1
TAPS 2975Thesis Workshop1
Elective1
Elective1
SPRING
TAPS 2310Graduate Playwriting1
TAPS 2975Thesis Workshop1
Elective1
Elective1
Total Credits20
  •     Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Acting or Directing through the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Program.  

For more information on admission and program requirements, please visit the following website:  http://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/theatre-browntrinity-rep-acting-directing

Required Courses for MFA Actors:

First Year
FALL
TAPS 2500Acting, Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium2
TAPS 2510Voice: Power and Range for the Actor1
TAPS 2520Movement: Form, Center and Balance1
TAPS 2530Directing: Composition and Staging1
SPRING
TAPS 2550Acting: Realism and Modernism2
TAPS 2560Voice: Phonetics1
TAPS 2570Movement: Physical Life and Language1
TAPS 2580Directing: Collaboration with the Playwright1
Second Year
FALL
TAPS 2600Acting: Shakespeare and Moliere2
TAPS 2610Voice: Verse Text1
TAPS 2620Movement: The Alexander Technique1
TAPS 2630Directing: The Director's Vision1
SPRING
TAPS 2650Acting: Problems of Style2
TAPS 2660Voice: Singing with Joy1
TAPS 2670Movement: Stage Combat, Clowning, and Other Physical Form1
TAPS 2680Directing: Critical Analysis1
Third Year
FALL
TAPS 2700Acting: Monologue Performance2
TAPS 2710Voice: Dialects and Accents1
TAPS 2720Physical Theatre2
SPRING
TAPS 2750Acting and Directing: Practical Application2
TAPS 2760Professional Performance2
Total Credits29

Required Courses for MFA Directors:

First Year
FALL
TAPS 2500Acting, Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium2
TAPS 2520Movement: Form, Center and Balance1
TAPS 2530Directing: Composition and Staging1
Elective1
SPRING
TAPS 2550Acting: Realism and Modernism2
TAPS 2570Movement: Physical Life and Language1
TAPS 2580Directing: Collaboration with the Playwright1
Elective1
Second Year
FALL
TAPS 2600Acting: Shakespeare and Moliere2
TAPS 2610Voice: Verse Text1
TAPS 2630Directing: The Director's Vision1
Elective1
SPRING
TAPS 2650Acting: Problems of Style2
TAPS 2670Movement: Stage Combat, Clowning, and Other Physical Form1
TAPS 2680Directing: Critical Analysis1
Elective1
Third Year
FALL
TAPS 2700Acting: Monologue Performance2
TAPS 2730Directing: Design in the Collaborative Process2
Elective1
SPRING
TAPS 2750Acting and Directing: Practical Application2
TAPS 2770Directing: Practical Application2
Elective1
Total Credits30