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Brown has fostered a culture of both excellence and risk-taking through its renowned experimental arts faculty, pioneering the integration of studio practice with historical and theoretical inquiry. Across the departments, and extending to the PhD and MFA programs (including the TAPS-Trinity Repertory program and the new undergraduate Architecture concentration in partnership with RISD), students are taught and challenged by faculty experts in practice, history and theory who promote a culture of scrappiness, inventiveness and self-reliance. 

Socially engaged faculty question existing conventions at all levels: from documentary filmmaking to entrepreneurial approaches to social justice, to performances that challenge the boundaries of the stage. Bold use of innovative pedagogical resources, whether the newest and best tools and technologies—or the recycled, leftover and discarded—leads the Brown arts community to literal and figurative inventiveness based on the widest range of cultural objects, vernaculars, ideas, languages and forms.

The photo gallery below is in progress—for a list of other faculty currently teaching in the Granoff Center, please see the Courses page.

Sheila Bonde

Professor of History of Art and Architecture (HIAA), Professor of Archaeology and Chair, HIAA

Butch Rovan

Professor of Music and Faculty Director, Brown Arts Initiative

Patricia Ybarra

Associate Professor and Chair, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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