Beginning Scene Study

Beginner Scene Study

Become a True Collaborator

Discover the Heart of the Scene

Bring Yourself to the Work

Be Fully Present with Your Scene Partner

“Most beginning actors are in such a hurry to not miss the next line, that they miss the gold.”

Pamela Scott

The Beginning Scene Study class provides new actors a space to slow down, breathe, and work with their scene partner to bring a story to life. Building on the exercises taught in the beginner acting technique classes*, acclaimed acting Coach Pamela Scott assigns partners to explore scene work. Each pair will use relationships, emotional preparation, and the beginning of character work to advance their technique. This 4-week course is ongoing with the option for actors to re-enroll at the start of each session to continue developing their work.

Invest in this class if you...

Seek personal and supportive critique.
Want to discover the importance of moment-to-moment work and consistent practice.
Worry that your character creation muscles will be out of shape for your next role.


After this course, you will…

Take your time in a scene, trusting that you are enough.
Stop trying to make the scene work and start discovering what’s in front of you.
Express who you are and what you’re feeling through your character’s words.


Upcoming Dates

Sat September 17 - Sat October 8
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Fee: $295/4 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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Sun September 18 - Mon October 10
11:00am - 2:00pm
Fee: $295/4 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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In-Studio classes require proof of full vaccination before enrolling. Masks are currently required at all times, except while working. We reserve the right to adjust these policies at any time. Click here to see our in-studio guidelines.

Bring Yourself to the work

Instructor: Pamela Scott

Ready to apply?

  • This is an open level class and no audition is required. You can apply online. 
  • Select the LOG IN/CREATE ACCOUNT button submit your application. 
  • Questions? Call us at 212-741-0209 or send an email to so we can help.
"Pam has been my private acting coach since I started acting. I wouldn’t dream of doing an audition or film without first coaching with Pam."
—Julia Garner (Waco, Ozark, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)
"Pam is a gifted leader. I've had a tremendous experience in her class. The environment she creates is incredibly nurturing, warm, and inviting."
— Don D..
The sense of community and collaboration that Pam nurtures in class is parallel to none. I have our zoom group photo on my laptop now as my wallpaper!

Pamela Scott is very proud to be a member of the T. Schreiber School of Film and Theatre teaching faculty. She has taught and directed there since 2003. Pamela was previously a full-time guest director and teacher at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts for 12 years and a teacher of on-camera acting classes and film genre classes at The N.Y. Conservatory for Dramatic Arts for 5 years. She has directed at N.Y.U. in their Dramatic Writing Program.