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The Actors Studio Drama School Master of Fine Arts (Acting, Directing, or Playwriting)The ProgramThe Actors Studio Drama School is a full-time, three-year program (part-time, non-credit, evening, and summer classes are not of-fered). The Actor track consists of 99 credits; the Director track consists of 107 credits; and the Playwright track consists of 91 credits. Guided by the methodology that has its roots in the sys-tem set forth by Constantin Stanislavski in his three groundbreak-ing books, An Actor Prepares, Building a Character, and Creating a Role, this unique dramatic arts degree program involves three years of intensive study in the dramatic arts. Whether they are aspiring actors, directors, or playwrights, stu-dents begin their three-year exploration by studying the actor's craft and developing a shared language. In the first year, students are immersed in learning the acting methodology and language, as well as training in their individual craft. In the second year, students continue their acting training and individual craft course work, and are now introduced into a unique, collaborative training encompassing the three disciplines. In the third year, student ac-tors, directors, and playwrights work together as an ensemble to create and perform in a professionally-produced Repertory Season presented to the public.Curriculum HighlightsYear 1: An Actor PreparesIn the first year of study, students are introduced to the com-munal world of the theater, to the program's philosophy, and the ensemble nature of the Actors Studio process. Students of all three disciplines-acting, writing, and directing-set out on a side-by-side journey, learning the common language that will enable them to collaborate productively, harmoniously, and seamlessly. The course work lays the foundation of a common theatrical language, as well as the basics of acting, directing, and playwriting, with all students studying the actor's craft. From this robust foundation, students ably proceed to the second year.Year 2: Building a CharacterArmed with the technical fundamentals they will use for the rest of their educational and professional careers, the student actors, directors, and playwrights move from the preparation of their instrument (themselves) to the preparation of the role. Now a mysterious stranger enters the student's life-a "character," with his or her own needs and desires and life, as well as a method of proceeding through it. Creating that character is the task of the second year. Stanislavski deliberately chose the word "building," a word more associated with the artisan than the artist. "Building a Character," with its sense of bricks and mortar and its clear impli-cation of methodical, craftsman-like construction, is the mandate of the second year. Directors and playwrights extend this mandate into their individual disciplines.Year 3: Creating a RoleThis is the practicum year, in which the three disciplines-which traveled on both identical and separate tracks in the first and sec-ond years-are reunited, geographically and creatively, to create the work or works that will comprise the program's central ele-ment: the Repertory Season. Class work is focused on the project that culminates three years of work in a semester of professional-ly-produced performance nights, presented to the public and the profession, that lead to graduation. Visit the website for the three-year program curriculum and course descriptions: www.pace.edu/ASDS.New York CityPhoto by: scottwynn.comPhoto Credit: Stuart J. ShefterAcademy Award-winning actress Melissa Leo attends the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University's MFA Repertory Season and welcomes candidates to the profession.16 Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Counseling and Mental Health CounselingPrerequisites Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related field. If you have not completed such a major, you may be required to complete General Psychology and Social Psychology prior to beginning graduate study.Master of Science in Counseling (36 credits total)Degree Requirements Students have the option of completing the program either on a full-time or part-time basis. Transfer credits are accepted, with a maximum of six credits allowed. The following program sequences are designed for full-time study. A program of part-time study can be designed for each student in consultation with the director of the graduate counseling program. Students entering in the spring term will be advised of the appropriate courses.Suggested Full-Time Sequence Required Core Courses (21 credits)Semester 1 (Fall) PSY 630 Helping Relationships: Theories and Techniques of Counseling I 3PSY 672 Psychopathology and Personality Disorders 3Semester 2 (Spring)PSY 631 Helping Relationships: Theories and Techniques of Counseling II 3PSY 652 Human Growth and Development 3PSY 658 Group Dynamics 3Final SemesterPSY 674 Integrating Seminar 3PSY 675 Field Experience: Counseling Internship I* 3orPSY 633 Counseling Internship (Practicum) 0Substance Abuse Track Courses (15 credits)Semester 1 (Fall)PSY 632 Orientation to Addictions 3PSY 640 Addiction Counseling I-Individual and Group 3Semester 2 (Spring)PSY 654 Addiction: Psychiatric Assessment, Reporting, Treatment Planning 3Semester 3 (Fall)PSY 641 Addiction Counseling II-Family and Group 3PSY 670 Case Management in Treating Addictions 3Grief and Loss Track Courses (12 credits required and 3 credits of electives)**Semester 1 (Fall)PSY 660 Death and Bereavement: Fund Perspectives 3Semester 2 (Spring)PSY 661 Grief Counseling 3Semester 2 (Summer)PSY 662 Loss and Bereavement Counseling Across the Life Span 3Semester 3 (Fall)PSY 665 AIDS and Other Chronic Illnesses 3PSY 6__ Elective 3Total Credits: 36Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling (60 credits total)Graduates of the program are eligible for New York State certifica-tion in mental health counseling and are prepared for a variety of professional counseling positions as well as for advanced training in specific theoretical approaches and training at the doctoral level.Suggested Full-Time Sequence Required Core Courses (60 credits total)Semester 1 (Fall) PSY 630 Helping Relationships: Theories and Techniques of Counseling I 3PSY 687 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling and Consultation 3PSY 672 Psychopathology and Personality Disorders 3PSY 652 Human Growth and Development 3Semester 2 (Spring)PSY 631 Helping Relationships: Theories and Techniques of Counseling II 3PSY 658 Group Dynamics 3PSY 678 Career and Lifestyle Development 3PSY ___ Elective 3Semester 2 (Summer)PSY 679 Working with Families and Recognizing/ Reporting Child Abuse/Maltreatment 3PSY 685 Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling 3Semester 3 (Fall)PSY 686 Assessment and Appraisal of Individuals, Couples, Families, and Groups 3PSY 677 Research and Program Evaluation 3PSY 675 Field Experience: Counseling Internship I 3PSY ___ Elective 3Semester 4 (Spring)PSY 674 Integrating Seminar: Professional Orientation 3PSY 676 Field Experience: Counseling Internship II 3PSY ___ Elective 3PSY ___ Elective 3Semester 4 (Summer)PSY ___ Elective 3PSY ___ Elective 3Total Credits: 60Electives**Electives vary by semester and topic. Students may choose from courses such as:PSY 623 Social Psychology 3 PSY 632 Orientation to Addiction 3PSY 640 Addiction Counseling I 3PSY 650 Domestic Violence: Practical and Psychological Perspectives 3PSY 650L Marital and Family Counseling 3PSY 651A Nonviolent Communication in Home and School 3PSY 651C Child Psychotherapy and Psychopathology 3PSY 651J Post-Traumatic Stress and Counseling 3PSY 651K Pharmacology and Supervision 3PSY 660 Death and Bereavement: Fund Perspectives 3PSY 661 Grief Counseling 3PSY 662 Loss and Bereavement Counseling 3*The psychology department provides graduate students with a list of internship facilities within commuting distance.**Electives may be taken any semester and may include: special topics courses, substance abuse courses, specialty courses, and grief and loss specialty courses.PLEASANTVILLE Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs 17