The University of the Arts - Ira Brind School of Theater Arts #theplaceofchoice


The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts serves as a vital 21st-century performance incubator—developing both the voices and expressions of young theater artists and the medium itself. We combine the rigor of conservatory with broader commitment to the liberal arts, balancing the focused study of creative forms with the widened perspective of higher education.

Students collaborate with each other and with our exceptional faculty members to create unforgettable experiences for audiences. You’ll master techniques and learn a new artistic vocabulary, all in small classes with award-winning working theater professionals. Students perform, design, direct, and craft the scripts that actors and designers bring to life.

With several productions each year in the University’s many professional venues — ranging from a historic 1,800-seat theater to intimate cabaret spaces — and opportunities to work with the outstanding regional theater companies in Philadelphia’s thriving cultural community, Brind School students learn to explore, to innovate, to problem-solve and to push the boundaries of their creative expression.

Brind School students can spend a semester abroad through an exchange agreement with Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance, London’s international drama school, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and other programs in the U.K., Australia, Europe and Russia.

Performances at the Brind School are open to the public and tickets can be purchased online. If you are a prospective or current University of the Arts student, please enter the promo code UASTUDENT to reserve your FREE ticket.

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