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PAMT - Musical Theater

PAMT 111 Musical Theater Acting I

Course Description: The course will introduce students to the fundamental skills and theories of acting with an emphasis on the system developed by the Russian born actor/director Stanislavski. The introduction to the art of acting will keep the focus on work on the self based on exploratory exercises. Developing and cultivating the emotional life of actors in order to create a character that is truthful is the goal of acting I. The course will consist of exercises designed to relax and ready actors, enabling them to explore the full range of their emotions. Exercises will be designed to engage students in concepts as they relate to the text with the major emphasis on actor development and growth through monologues, scene performances, and written work.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

PAMT 112 Musical Theater Acting II

Course Description:The course will focus on developing and cultivating a student’s ability to create the life of a character


3 credits

Prerequisites

PAAT 111 Minimum Grade of D

PAMT 121 Fundamentals of Music I for Musical Theatre Majors

Course Description: Designed for those who have had no previous musical training. A study of music notation, music theory; scales, keys, intervals, harmonization, transportation, triads and simple chord progressions. Students will receive ear training, learn how to compose their own simple musical compositions for piano, and learn to play beginning-level piano music at the keyboard.

Course Campus:Pleasantville.

3 credits

PAMT 122 Fundamentals of Music II

Course Description: This course provides students the ability to teach themselves a piece of music. Theoretical skills are taught such as key signatures, time signatures, pitches, rhythms, etc., and very basic keyboard, sight-singing, and sight-reading skills.
Course Rotation:Spring;NY

3 credits

PAMT 131 Individualized Voice Lessons I

This course is open to Musical Theatre majors only.

Course Description: Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

1 credits

PAMT 132 Individualized Voice Lessons II

Course Description: Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.


Course Campus:NY:Spring.

1 credits

PAMT 154 Fundamentals of Music II

Course Description:As the second semester of Fundamentals of Music I, this course will build on the foundation that was built in the first semester. This course is specifically designed to train the musical theater student in all aspects of music theory.
Course Rotation:Spring;NY

3 credits

PAMT 199 Freshman Seminar

Course Description: This course helps transform freshman students into musical theatre professionals, providing them with the knowledge and skills to study, work, and behave to their maximum potential in their field, both during their time at Pace and beyond.

1 credits

PAMT 132 Individualized Voice Lessons II

Course Description: Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.


Course Campus:NY:Spring.

1 credits

PAMT 211 Acting III for Musical Theatre

Course Description:The course will focus on developing and cultivating a musical theatre student’s ability to apply acquired in previous courses to contemporary musical scene work. Additionally students will continue to develop and strengthen their ability to analyze text and apply units and objectives.
Course Rotation:Fall;NY

2 credits

PAMT 212 Acting IV for Musical Theatre

Course Description:
While engaged in heightened language plays students will sharpen skills by reading, interpreting, and breaking down text to find powerful choices used to tell the story and create subtext. The course will focus on the plays and playwrights of realism: Ibsen, Chekhov and Wiliams, etc. in order to develop the skills necessary to effectively perform musical scenes.
Course Rotation:Fall;NY

2 credits

PAMT 221 Musical Theatre History and Repertoire I

This course is open to students majoring in Musical Theatre only.

Course Description: An exploration into the style and repertoire of the most influential composers and lyricists of the early Musical Theatre. Musical Theater History Repertoire is a unique blend of a vocal performance and history class. Each week students will learn a new song, based on the era of musical theater that is covered in that week. Students will schedule an individual coaching session once a week, and then perform in front of the class to be critiqued by the Professor and fellow students. Students will sing material from the different composers each week from Irving Berlin to the Golden Age of Musical Theater in the 1950’s so the class can understand and hear characteristics of each style. Student will learn to be able to place each song in its appropriate historical and textual context.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

2 credits

PAMT 222 Musical Theatre History and Repertoire II

This course is open to students majoring in Musical Theatre only.

Course Description: A continuation of the exploration into the style and repertoire of the most influential composers and lyricists of the early Musical Theatre. Musical Theater History Repertoire is a unique blend of a vocal performance and history class. Each week students will learn a new song, based on the era of musical theater that is covered in that week. Students will schedule an individual coaching session once a week, and then perform in front of the class to be critiqued by the Professor and fellow students. Students will sing material from the different composers each week from Irving Berlin to the Golden Age of Musical Theater in the 1950’s so the class can understand and hear characteristics of each style. Student will learn to be able to place each song in its appropriate historical and textual context.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

2 credits

PAMT 223 Musical Theatre Technique I

Course Description: Musical Theatre Performance Technique is a process-based performance class that will teach the synthesis of emotional life, singing and movement skills as the foundation for a truthful and authentic musical theatre performance technique. In this class students will explore three different assigned musical theatre selections and work on them in a dramatic context. Each student will work on their song in front of the class 3 times. Students will learn to develop a character within the context of their song and be able to identify the obstacle, objective, tactics and stakes. Vocally, students will work on breath control, quality of tone and use of the voice in different registers in relationship to the character. Physically, students will explore the brain to body connection, learning to sing from a neutral, unaffected physical place. The primary focus however, is to learn to integrate these three skills. Most of the time in class will be working on producing an honest interpretation of the song.

Course Campus:NY;Spring.

3 credits

PAMT 231 Individualized Voice Lesson III

This course is open to Musical Theatre majors only.

Course Description: Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

1 credits

PAMT 232 Individualized Voice Lessons IV

Course Description: Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Course Campus:NY;Spring.

1 credits

PAMT 241 Script and Score Analysis for the Musical Theatre Performer

This course is open to Musical Theatre majors only.

Course Description: A study of script preparation and rehearsal techniques needed by the stage manager in professional and educational theater. Emphasis on methods, working conditions, union regulations and developing a production script.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAMT 331 Individualized Voice Lesson V

This course is open to Musical Theatre majors only.

Course Description: Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

1 credits

PAMT 211 Acting III for Musical Theatre

Course Description:The course will focus on developing and cultivating a musical theatre student’s ability to apply acquired in previous courses to contemporary musical scene work. Additionally students will continue to develop and strengthen their ability to analyze text and apply units and objectives.
Course Rotation:Fall;NY

2 credits

PAMT 212 Acting IV for Musical Theatre

Course Description: While engaged in heightened language plays students will sharpen skills by reading, interpreting, and breaking down text to find powerful choices used to tell the story and create subtext. The course will focus on the plays and playwrights of realism: Ibsen, Chekhov and Wiliams, etc. in order to develop the skills necessary to effectively perform musical scenes.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

2 credits

PAMT 311 Acting V for Musical Theatre

Course Description:The course is an exploration of the fundamental tools of Verse and Heightened Language acting—the text—from the actor’s point of view. What clues for the actor are in the words themselves? How are we meant to use devices such as the verse rhythm, the verse rhythm, the sounds of the language, and the word choices to bring the character to life, to discover the most dynamic performance of the scene, to excite thought and feeling in an audience? This is extended to the musical scene and the various techniques taught are applied to the musical performance.
Course Rotation:NY;Fall

2 credits

PAMT 321 Musical Theatre Technique II

This course is open to Musical Theatre majors only.

Course Description: A performance-based class with an emphasis on integration of acting, singing, and movement skills. In this class, students will learn to sing material from the musical theatre repertoire in a dramatic context.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAMT 322 Musical Theatre Scene Study

Course Description: Students explore a series of assigned musical theatre scenes in which the book of a musical is integrated with its score.The focus will be on developing the skills needed to perform in a musical. Students will be assigned three different scenes all in different styles. The first will be a scence-solo, the second will be a scene-duet-scence, or a thru-sung scene and the thrid will be a performace based duet or a contemporary scence.

Course Campus: NYC: Spring.

2 credits

PAMT 331 Individualized Voice Lesson V

This course is open to Musical Theatre majors only.

Course Description: Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

1 credits

PAMT 332 Individualized Voice Lessons VI

Course Description: Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Course Campus:NY:Spring.

1 credits

PAMT 411 Acting for Television and Film I

This course is open to Musical Theatre majors only with junior standing and above.

Course Description:The course will introduce students to the fundamental skills necessary to work with commercial copy, sides and cue cards in front of a camera as when in a commercial shoot. The course aims to help students come from themselves as actors and make memorable choices during this process. Students will learn commercial copy and cold reading techniques including how to do copy within given time frames. All crucial work will be examined and reviewed on camera.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAMT 412 Acting for Television and Film II

Course Description: The course will introduce students to the fundamental skills necessary to act in front of the camera. The course aims to help students re-channel the physical energy required for stage to more intimate behavior-driven acting needed for on-camera work. The class will be taught in a hands-on lab style approach. Physical movement, blocking, as well as "cold reading" of the script and work situation similar to actual "episodic" programming experiences will also be covered. Also included are space and fourth wall exercises, personalization and substitution works. Actors will perform in a multiple camera studio. Performances will be played-back and critiqued at every session.

Course Campus:NY:Spring.

3 credits

PAMT 411 Acting for Television and Film I

This course is open to Musical Theatre majors only with junior standing and above.

Course Description:The course will introduce students to the fundamental skills necessary to work with commercial copy, sides and cue cards in front of a camera as when in a commercial shoot. The course aims to help students come from themselves as actors and make memorable choices during this process. Students will learn commercial copy and cold reading techniques including how to do copy within given time frames. All crucial work will be examined and reviewed on camera.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

2 credits

PAMT 412 Acting for Television and Film II

Course Description: The course will introduce students to the fundamental skills necessary to act in front of the camera. The course aims to help students re-channel the physical energy required for stage to more intimate behavior-driven acting needed for on-camera work. The class will be taught in a hands-on lab style approach. Physical movement, blocking, as well as "cold reading" of the script and work situation similar to actual "episodic" programming experiences will also be covered. Also included are space and fourth wall exercises, personalization and substitution works. Actors will perform in a multiple camera studio. Performances will be played-back and critiqued at every session.

Course Campus:NY:Spring.

2 credits

PAMT 421 Musical Theatre Audition Technique

Course Description:This is a performance-based class with an emphasis on preparation for professional auditions. In this class, students will be assigned music that is specific to their needs and will be chosen based on the student’s range, voice and type. Students will leave this class with all the necessary skills needed to audition.
Course Rotation:Fall;NY

3 credits

PAMT 422 The Industry for BFA Musical Theatre

Course Description:An introduction for senior musical theater students to the business elements of the entertainment industry.
Course Rotation:NY;Fall

3 credits

PAMT 431 Individualized Voice Lessons VII

This course is open to Musical Theatre majors only.

Course Description: Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

1 credits

PAMT 432 Individualized Voice Lessons VIII

Course Description: Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer

Course Campus:NY:Spring.

1 credits

PAMT 499 Senior Showcase for Musical Theatre

Course Description:This class will prepare students for their senior showcase, a valuable opportunity to show your acting skills to those working professionally in the NY Entertainment Industry (i.e. Agents, casting, directors, directors, etc.). Students will meet musical theatre industry professionals and interact with them. Students will continue to refine their audition skills and solidify their audition repertoire.
Course Rotation:NYC: Spring

3 credits