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Summer Scholars


Home to Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio, Pace's performing arts department is one of the best in the country. Consistently the most popular track in the Summer Scholars Institute, these theatre courses will allow students to learn from the best - and see if they have what it takes to make it in the thespian world.

Course 1, 2, 3, and 4: Acting Program

The Acting program is a two course study of both the history of the craft of acting and preparation in audition technique. It is incomparable to other summer programs of its type. Students study acting for two weeks in New York, the theater capital of the world, and are offered unique professional opportunities and guidance. The morning course covers the technique of acting, with a focus on the great masters, Stanislavsky, Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, and Sanford Meisner, and teaches students to become aware of their own individual approach to the craft. In the afternoon course, students are given age appropriate monologues from plays from which they could potentially be cast. They learn how to approach a role, character development, and crucial performance skills. These monologues culminate in a showcase performance at the end of the program for their peers and select Pace faculty. This class greatly emphasizes proper audition technique and the fundamentals of the acting business. Students learn audition etiquette, proper attire, how to find appropriate material, and how to find and submit for current plays, films, and television projects.