• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

For advanced preparation as an actor, director, or playwright, there is still only one drama school in New York City that is officially sanctioned and supervised by the legendary Actors Studio. 

The curriculum of this MFA Actors Studio Drama School - Acting, Directing, and Playwriting MFA program at Pace University is designed and supervised in cooperation with the leadership of the Actors Studio.

A three-year program with three track options, it provides common and specialized courses to meet the needs of actors, directors, and playwrights individually and in collaboration as a repertory group.

Uniquely modern in its approach, the School is an ideal conservatory for aspiring actors who want to be prepared to tackle a broad range of both character and leading roles, and for budding directors and playwrights looking to develop their expertise using the collaborative Actors Studio philosophy and tradition.

Career

This program, moreover, offers workshops on auditioning, creating a strong resume, taking a great headshot, effective self-promotion, building industrial networks, and finding job opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Basic Technique 
  • Theater History 
  • Workshop 
  • The Craft Seminar 
  • The Observer Program
  • Voice and Speech

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • All Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44528 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    44528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44528 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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