Professional Actor Training Program (PATP) - 2013
The UW Professional Actor Training Program (PATP) has been a highly regarded three-year conservatory training program for more than forty years. The program leads to a Master of Fine Arts in Acting degree. We are devoted to preparing carefully selected actors for the professional world of theatre, film, television and newer digital media. Our training is based on the time honored traditions and practices of Stanislavski combined with extensive physical training that includes Suzuki training, the Viewpoints, Alexander Technique and Stage Combat.
The primary focus of the PATP is to provide our actors with the tools and sensibilities to become outstanding theatre actors who are comfortable and effective in all media. The faculty is made up of successful theatre professionals who are inspired to teach.
Importantly, the PATP also strives to inspire life-long exploration and inquiry into the creative spirit that informs the actor’s work. We recognize the importance of ensemble work and the necessity of entrepreneurial skills in developing a versatile, evolved actor.