The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University—the only MFA theatre program officially sanctioned by the Actors Studio—welcomes you to seven weeks of exciting and challenging theatre.
In 1994, the leadership of the Actors Studio set out on a revolutionary path, proposing for the first time in 47 years to translate the world-famous Method it had honed in its private precinct to an academic, degree-granting program. The resultant three-year master’s degree program succeeded beyond their greatest expectations.
A fundamental principle of the Stanislavski System and the work of the Actors Studio is to help the artist to discover, liberate, and disclose his or her individual expression. This requires special conditions that will allow the student-artist to feel safe, to trust, to take risks, and to grow, which the Actors Studio Drama School provides with its unique curriculum, superb faculty, and excellent facilities.
From their very first day of training, the student actors, directors, and playwrights begin to develop their unique artistic voices--voices that arise from their talent, soul, sensitivity, imagination, and the courage to express themselves in the most personal and profound way, no matter how diverse the style of production. And when the expression of the artist is personal and profound, it becomes universal and affects the entire world.
The artists who emerge from this special training at the Actors Studio Drama School now form a strong artistic presence in the theater, film, television, and entertainment industry, as well as in the world of education — throughout the U.S. and around the world.