Stonestreet III - Independent Studio Curriculum

This curriculum uses the tools generated in Stonestreet I and sharpened in Stonestreet II to hone students' knowledge of the business side of the entertainment industry. Students learn how events behind the scenes affect their ability and quality of work on screen. The semester also includes regular one-on-one meetings and workshops with faculty and industry professionals to guide each student towards his or her specialized career path.

Stonestreet III is offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer II for 8 Credit Hours.

Stonestreet III also offers specialized programs for directors, producers, writers, and designers - and acting students who wish to broaden their experience and job potential behind the scenes - with courses and production experience in addition to or instead of an acting focus. This curriculum is set up on an individual basis and requires an interview with the Artistic Director and/or Managing Director.

Classes Offered:


Instructors: Stonestreet Staff & Faculty

Students develop their own short films that they are featured in, direct and produce as a carry-over from their first semester projects in Create Your Own Screen Material or are matched with an original screenplay that is developed with and for them as part of an exclusive 15 year on-going collaboration between Stonestreet/Drama and the Tisch Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing.


Instructors: Stonestreet Staff & Faculty

In this course, students learn about the editor's eye - what do editors look for when making their cuts? Students then take this knowledge and apply it to the creation of their own personal reels, a valuable tool for any actor to have for the industry, containing the professional work they created in Stonestreet I and II.


Instructors:    Stonestreet Staff & Faculty

Often the elements that are separating an actor from working a lot and getting offered roles is there ability to come in with character full blown to auditions and their work on day 1 of shooting.  This workshop creatively helps actors with where their personal weak spots on screen are and on stretching their ability do different types of continually different types of challenging characters each time they embark on a new screen role via character work that hones in on everything from physicality to rhythm and the psychology of each character in ways that are believable, organic and dramatic on screen.


Instructors:    Stonestreet Staff & Faculty

Instructors work with students individually, to identify and work towards each student's specific and personal career goals. This class is tailored to fit each student's needs and desires, and might include the creation of internships, a review of work done thus far, a post-graduation plan, or any number of other projects.


Instructors:    Stonestreet Staff & Faculty

Students work on projects developed with both the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing and Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, further integrating their experience with colleagues in complementary areas of the industry and as a way of further implementing their goals. This collaboration results in the production of original short films, which are submitted to the festival circuit, used in actor reels, and showcased on Stonestreet’s platforms.


Instructors: Guest Talent Agents, Casting Directors, Managers

This class allows the actor to continue to build upon the audition technique foundations laid in Stonestreet I and II, so they can effectively move into preparing and delivering auditions independently of the classroom setting. In addition to meeting new agents and casting directors students now have the opportunity to audition for managers, honing their business and self-marketing skills.  Students always meet new and different guest agents and casting directors from semester to semester.