Professional Theatre Training Program
Master of Fine Arts Conservatory
Students pursue training in one of two curricular areas of specialization: Acting or Technical Production. Each curriculum is skill-oriented, emphasizing rigorous training in the craft areas appropriate to the specialization being pursued. Each curriculum is specifically designed to provide the skills, experiences, opportunities, and professional contacts necessary for a successful career in the professional theatre.
Students participate in a prescribed program of conservatory classes and production experiences particularly designed for their curricular area of specialization (i.e., Acting or Technical Production) and continue working with one another throughout the three years of training. While each student works exclusively within her or his curricular area of specialization, the context is always that of theatremaking, and that context is senior to any specialization. The PTTP features an emphasis on collaboration and teamwork.