About the Brind School of Theater Arts
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts is committed to training you to collaborate creatively with students, faculty and visiting artists, preparing you for the communal, cooperative work of the theater industry through its BFA programs in
A minor in Musical Theater is available for select students.
The Brind School also offers a graduate certificate and an MFA in Devised Performance program. Learn more about Devised Performance.
The Brind School trains you to be a whole artist: Graduates are as prepared to work on Broadway as they are to create and produce a completely new work. You will develop skills and an expanded point of view, graduating as a fearless, innovative and adaptable creator, ready to engage the medium, communities and the world with a strong sense of yourself as a citizen artist.
UArtists graduate prepared to make significant cultural contributions; perform, design and stage productions of all sizes; create work for diverse communities and public spaces; and effect social change through their self-expression.
We celebrate acting instruction as the focal point of training in both the Acting and Musical Theater programs and emphasize vocal and physical training as principal support areas. Our Theater Design and Technology and Directing, Playwriting and Production programs also focus on techniques supported by extended collaborative learning opportunities in production.
Through its dozens of performances each year—including the annual Polyphone Festival of New and Emerging Musicals—the Brind School provides ample opportunities for students across all its programs to practically develop their craft. We present an annual season of work which includes projects led by students, faculty and renowned guest artists from the national and local theater scenes. Auditions are open to all Brind School students.
At UArts, you’ll also be able to collaborate with other artists of all kinds: visual artists, dancers, animators, musicians, filmmakers, designers, writers and multidisciplinary student artists. As well as being immersed in an environment that values and nurtures creativity and the revelations that experimentation brings, you’ll have access to a myriad of tools and resources you can bring into your practice.
UArts features numerous performance spaces that vary in size. Learn more about performance spaces on campus.
Brind School of Theater Arts Leadership
UArts' BFA in Acting program
UArts' BFA in Directing, Playwriting and Production program
UArts' BFA in Musical Theater program
UArts' Theater Design and Technology program
Four UArts Alumni were nominated for Tony Awards in 2022. Alumni Sidney Dupont, LaChanze, Mikaal Sulaiman and L. Morgan Lee were nominated for their achievements and performances.