|Location||United States, New York|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||$41,350.00 per year|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Normally, a TOEFL score of 570 (paper-based version), 230 (computer based version), 88/89 (Internet-based version), or an IELTS score of 6.0 is sufficient to demonstrate the requisite proficiency in English for admission directly into Pace University’s academic programs. The Admission Committee may, however, require additional testing if, for example, as a result of materials submitted as part of your application or communications with you there are concerns about your ability to read, write, and speak English sufficiently to meet the demands of your intended curriculum. In that case, or if your TOEFL or IELTS score is below the guidelines stated above, your admission will be conditioned upon your successful completion of an intensive English language program at the Pace University English Language Institute (ELI) or a similar program approved by Pace University’s ELI.
THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
Candidates for admission may complete an online application or paper application and must supply the required components listed below:
If there are any questions at any stage of the process, please contact the Pace University Office of Graduate Admissions at (212)346-1531, or via e-mail at ActorsStudioMFA@pace.edu.
AUDITIONS FOR ACTORS
If you are selected to audition for the program, you will be asked to come prepared with a headshot, artistic resume, and a two-person scene, no longer than 5 minutes, from a contemporary work. Your partner in the scene does not need to be an applicant to the program.
We expect to learn about you from your selection of material, so please do not contact us for advice on scene selection. (We also ask that you not perform classical material.) Although it is not recommended, if you are unable to prepare a scene, you may substitute a contemporary monologue of fewer than 4 minutes.
A table and two chairs will be provided. While you may bring props, we recommend that they be kept to a minimum. While you should dress in an appropriate manner for your character, we strongly recommend that you not wear a costume or use a dialect. No introduction (of yourself or the scene) is required.
We often work with candidates while they are on stage during the audition, so while we are aware that some candidates may not be able to travel for the audition, we strongly encourage you to do so. We prefer to see you in person. In those rare instances when time, finances and distance absolutely preclude a live audition, the admission committee will accept a high quality YouTube Video.
If you opt to submit a You Tube Video:
Make sure all of the images are clear, not blurry.