The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University is a three-year graduate program for the theater arts. It was established at Pace University in 2006 and grants Masters of Fine Arts degrees in Acting, Directing and Playwriting. It offers the Stanislavski System and the Method.
A variety of resources are available to educate students during the theatre courses. These include workshops, where students are exposed to different elements of the theater, such as script analysis, design, stage combat, directing, and auditioning for plays, musicals, film and television.
Located at prominent and easily reached campus in downtown New York City, all Actors Studio Drama School students present their work to the professional world and the public, in a fully-produced professional Repertory Season at a theater in downtown Manhattan in final year.
In addition, after the Repertory Season, our actors present their work to representatives from the theater, film and television industries in an Industry Showcase at the Actors Studio itself in midtown Manhattan.
All students have the privilege, for one year, of the status of Working Finalist at the Actors Studio itself, which means they are eligible to attend weekly sessions and take a Final Audition for Studio Membership, bypassing the usual Preliminary Audition.