Brandeis University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Theater Arts: Acting


415 South Street, MS 084

Waltham, MA 02453

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.F.A. - Acting

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Brandeis University's M.F.A. in Acting is designed to provide the highest level of theatrical investigation and practice.  The M.F.A. program prepares talented students for a professional life in the theater.  With an intention to create theater artists who will shape the future of American and world theater, Brandeis theater arts is dedicated to the transmission of technique-based knowledge, as well as providing professional-level performance experiences in the various venues with the Brandeis Theater Company in the Spingold Center for the Performing Arts. Brandeis' goal is to set the stage for a theater of the future that is alive with excitement, clarity, and surprise.

The Brandeis Theater Company is the production and performing ensemble comprised of students, guest artists, faculty and staff of the theater arts department.  Through progressive and challenging programming in a unique and dynamic setting, students and professionals work together to create cutting edge theater promoting multiculturalism alongside artistic achievement.  

The Department of Theater Arts at Brandeis University is dedicated to the principle of incorporating diversity and community in a sophisticated process of creative expression that results in plays and musical theater pieces of artistic and social significance. Through a twofold path of academic inquiry and practical artistic experience, we help students develop an understanding of dramatic literature in theory and historical context as well as in action. Students have the opportunity to experience the strength and immediacy of live theater through the production and performance of plays and musical theater pieces, including dance and movement, in the multiple spaces of the Spingold Theater Center.

Please note that the program admits a class every 3 years; visit our website for more information.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: A variety of loan programs, including the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the TERI Continuing Education Loan, may be available to Graduate Professional Studies students who meet this criteria.

Locale: Midsize Suburb

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