Unleash your artistry

As the only MFA program affiliated with the world-renowned Actors Studio organization, the Actors Studio Drama School (ASDS) MFA program at Pace University is the ideal theater graduate experience of the 21st Century. The curriculum is guided by the methodology rooted in the "system" set forth by Stanislavski's groundbreaking work.


Most Popular Master’s Degree for Directing and Theatrical Production (Source: College Factual)

Ranked #6

The 20 Best Performing Arts Colleges and Degrees (Source: College Rank)

Top Program

One of the best MFA Acting Programs in the US and UK (Source: Backstage)

Choose Your Path

Collaboration among the three MFA tracks is at the heart of the MFA program, which culminates in the Repertory Season at the end of the third year.

Based on the Stanislavski/Actors Studio Method, MFA Acting students experience an intense training consisting of acting, movement, and voice programs. Students have the opportunity to develop their craft not only in their classes but also in a variety of public performing events.

Through theory and practice, directing students study the relationships of the director to the play, the playwright, the actor, the designers, and the audience in order to create a fully realized production, no matter how diverse the style.

Playwriting students learn to create meaningful personal stories and transform them into dramatic events and characters with deeply human and intense experiences.

Begin your adventure

Ready to sharpen your artistry? Get started on your future at the Actors Studio Drama School.