Pace University Media, Communications & Visual Arts

Pace University Media, Communications & Visual Arts Welcome to the Pace University Media, Communications, and Visual Arts Department page! We have a variety of different majors from Film, Communications, Public Relations and more!
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Required Courses 16 MCA 601 Industry Communication Theory and Practice (4) MCA 602 Writing for Organizations (4) MCA 603 Effective Speaking for Industry Professionals (4) MCA 693 Internship/Thesis (4) Elective Courses Choose FIVE courses: 20 MCA 610 Communications Research (4) MCA 620 Media Relations (4) MCA 640 International Communications (4) MCA 652 Media Production for the Classroom (4) MCA 654 Industrial Media Production (4) MCA 670 Developing and Designing Effective Communication for the Web (4) MCA 680 Law and Ethics in Professional Communication (4) MCA 696 Issues/Topics in Professional Communication (4) OR Other MCA courses as approved by the program director. Total credits: 36

Mission: The goal for this program is to further prepare students for careers in the communications industry which presuppose mastery of the written and spoken word, as well as of the ability to apply new technology in the workplace by offering advanced professional training in videography, editing, media writing, public relations, producing and advertising.

What’s the tea on the MCVA department? Check your email for the Feb 2020  edition of The Pitch. There’s info on upcoming...
02/19/2020

What’s the tea on the MCVA department? Check your email for the Feb 2020 edition of The Pitch. There’s info on upcoming events like Career Service on the Block on Feb 19th, contests, and more! Got MCVA-related news you want to share in our next edition? Email it to [email protected]. #pacemcva#mcvanewsletter #thepitch#allthingsmcva #paceU @paceentranceone

Westchester Magazine’s Marketing and Events Associate and Pace alum Brianna Perriello (‘17, ‘19), visited Professor Haye...
02/18/2020

Westchester Magazine’s Marketing and Events Associate and Pace alum Brianna Perriello (‘17, ‘19), visited Professor Hayes’ Event Planning for PR class. Periello gave students some insight into the real world of event planning, and the hands on work that goes into executing over 20 events a year, often for over 1,000 guests. Additionally, students had the opportunity to share resumes with Perriello for future internship opportunities at Westchester Magazine!
#PaceU #PaceMCVA

Pace’s very own Drawing Adjunct Professor Heather Heckel showcased her artwork at her Art Show for her M.F.A thesis on F...
02/17/2020

Pace’s very own Drawing Adjunct Professor Heather Heckel showcased her artwork at her Art Show for her M.F.A thesis on February 4th. Heckel chose to utilize the artist techniques of light and shadow to create an illusion of form and depth. Professor Heckel’s artwork will be on display until February 24th in the Choate Art Gallery. If you could not attend, don’t worry there is still time to stop by and take a look!�⁣

📸 Lou Guarneri⁣

#PaceMCVA #HeatherHeckel #ArtShow #PaceU

A newly introduced trifecta course has taken our department by storm. Cinematography II with Professor Guarneri, Writing...
02/10/2020
MCVA trifecta course is working with Indie bands from the Bronx

A newly introduced trifecta course has taken our department by storm. Cinematography II with Professor Guarneri, Writing for Print Media with Professor Freeman and Public Relations Research with Dr. Ziek has our students excited to help promote four bands from the Bronx.

A new trifecta of classes at Pace University’s Media, Communications, and Visual Arts Department will be working together this semester to help promote four punk rock bands from the Bronx. The three classes that are working together are: Cinematography II with Professor Lou Guarneri, Writing for P...

In addition to teaching Jazz, Public Speaking, and Writing in the Print Media, Prof. David Freeman is a consultant, arch...
02/09/2020
New York's Roper Records provided the soundtrack for generations of dancers across the globe

In addition to teaching Jazz, Public Speaking, and Writing in the Print Media, Prof. David Freeman is a consultant, archivist and curator on behalf of Roper Records. Recently Prof. Freeman was featured in an article published by PRI. http://bit.ly/2OFSD0V

During its nearly half-century run, Roper Records released hundreds of high-quality records, cassettes and CDs, which it distributed via mail order to dance professionals in the US and internationally.

Like short films? Prof. Corinna Sager will be producing a one-day screening of all the Oscar nominated short films this ...
02/07/2020
“Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival Screens 2020 Oscar Shorts in Montclair, NJ

Like short films? Prof. Corinna Sager will be producing a one-day screening of all the Oscar nominated short films this Saturday, Feb. 8th in Montclair, NJ from 10am until approximately 5:30pm. And she was interviewed about it on TapIntoTV. http://bit.ly/2S82yOT

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- On Saturday, February 8, all of the short films nominated for the Oscars this year will be shown at Buzz Aldrin Middle School in Montclair, NJ. The “Celebrate the Underdog” Film...

Congratulations to new inductees to the Society for Collegiate Journalists: Katie Szewczyk, Brandon Muccitelli, and Emil...
01/31/2020

Congratulations to new inductees to the Society for Collegiate Journalists: Katie Szewczyk, Brandon Muccitelli, and Emily Alfieri (pictured l-r), as well as Natalie Hernandez, Ciara Kain, and Sarah Morge!

01/31/2020
Pedro Rivera

Alumni Pedro Rivera, MCVA grad and news anchor at KTXL Fox 40 in Sacramento, CA making a point to recognize his Alma Mater!! Thanks Pedro!

How about them Setters?! Check out this buzzer from Pace University Men's basketball over Franklin Pierce! Aside from the amazing shot from Tyrone Cohen Jr, Michael McGinnis on the call!!

The team was featured on SportsCenter top 10 plays at #2 but more importantly...they were now on FOX40 morning news!

So proud of my Setters!

Congratulations Pace Docs - Hawaii:  Living on the Edge in Paradise? has been selected to Best International Documentary...
01/31/2020
Roma Cinema DOC

Congratulations Pace Docs - Hawaii: Living on the Edge in Paradise? has been selected to Best International Documentary in the festival!

Roma Cinema DOC is a film festival based in Italy, that features the best short films, documentaries and web series from around the world. All entries co...

"Revealing the complicated emotions and shame that I have felt about my misaligned eyes, transitioning from being unseen...
01/31/2020

"Revealing the complicated emotions and shame that I have felt about my misaligned eyes, transitioning from being unseen to being seen, and discovering an artistic community have all converged through this artwork. My paintings, drawings and myself are now in plain sight for all who wish to view them.​"

Check out Professor Heckel's MFA Thesis Show on Tuesday, Febraury 4th, from 4:45PM-5:45PM in the Choate House Gallery!

Congratulations to Allison Phillips, who submitted the winning entry to the Willcox First Amendment mural design contest...
01/28/2020

Congratulations to Allison Phillips, who submitted the winning entry to the Willcox First Amendment mural design contest! Her design will be painted this semester and mounted on the outside of Willcox Hall in May. Interested in helping with the painting this spring? Email Prof. Marohn: [email protected].

Welcome to a new semester, Pace MCVA! Now is a great time to get involved with your student newspaper, the Pace Chronicl...
01/27/2020
THE PACE CHRONICLE – The Award Winning Newspaper Of Pace University

Welcome to a new semester, Pace MCVA! Now is a great time to get involved with your student newspaper, the Pace Chronicle. You can get involved all kinds of ways: reporting, opinion writing, photography, video, marketing, or [insert your idea here]! Come join us today at noon on the top floor of Willcox!

The Award Winning Newspaper Of Pace University

Today’s the day! This your last opportunity to enter the Willcox First Amendment mural design contest. Enter here: https...
01/15/2020

Today’s the day! This your last opportunity to enter the Willcox First Amendment mural design contest. Enter here: https://bit.ly/Pacemural

Less than a week to enter the Willcox mural contest! The deadline to enter the Willcox First Amendment mural design cont...
01/09/2020

Less than a week to enter the Willcox mural contest!
The deadline to enter the Willcox First Amendment mural design contest is Wednesday, January 15. The winning design will be painted this spring and mounted on the outside of Willcox near the tennis courts. Submit here: http://bitly.com/Pacemural

Still figuring out your spring 2020 schedule? Spots still available in JRN 238, The Global Newsroom, which meets Thursda...
12/20/2019

Still figuring out your spring 2020 schedule? Spots still available in JRN 238, The Global Newsroom, which meets Thursdays 12:15-3:15 p.m. Learn about the political, economic, technological and cultural factors that affect media coverage around the world, and get hands-on experience reporting on global news topics. The Global Newsroom is required for Digital Journalism majors and can be used as an elective for other MCVA majors. Search for it on Schedule Explorer under Journalism!

Are you someone who's interested in interviewing for large firms such as Madison Square Garden, NBC Universal, or IBM?  ...
12/19/2019

Are you someone who's interested in interviewing for large firms such as Madison Square Garden, NBC Universal, or IBM? Starting next semester, you can sign up via Handshake for a mock interview on March 4th with employers from these companies, and receive feedback from them on how the interview went! More information on preparation for the interviews will be shared from Career Services after New Years. Happy Holidays!

#PaceMCVA #PaceU

Deadline extended for Willcox mural contest!Has the end-of-semester crunch prevented you from entering the Willcox First...
12/14/2019
Willcox mural

Deadline extended for Willcox mural contest!
Has the end-of-semester crunch prevented you from entering the Willcox First Amendment mural design contest? Good news: the deadline has been extended one month, to January 15! So finish your finals, catch your breath, then let your creativity flow! The winning design will be painted this spring and mounted on the western side of Willcox for the whole Pace community to enjoy. Enter the contest here: https://bit.ly/Pacemural

Please click the link to complete this form.

Do you want to perform a Pace Lift of Willcox Hall? Are you looking to make a BIG statement? Entries close on December 1...
12/13/2019

Do you want to perform a Pace Lift of Willcox Hall? Are you looking to make a BIG statement? Entries close on December 15th for the Willcox Mural design contest, featuring a First Amendment theme. Any medium is acceptable for the design, provided it can easily be reproduced in paint. First two winning designs get bragging rights and a cool #PaceU sweatshirt! Link in bio to submit your design! #pacemcva #mcvamural

Need a break from studying for finals? Check your email for the December edition of The Pitch. This month’s edition is p...
12/12/2019

Need a break from studying for finals? Check your email for the December edition of The Pitch. This month’s edition is packed with photos from department events, spotlights on undergrad and grad students, upcoming events, info on a new minor, and more! Have a great holiday break! #pacemcva #mcvanewsletter #thepitch #allthingsmcva #happyholidays

Need a break from studying for finals? Check your email for the December edition of The Pitch. This month’s edition is p...
12/12/2019

Need a break from studying for finals? Check your email for the December edition of The Pitch. This month’s edition is packed with photos from department events, spotlights on undergrad and grad students, upcoming events, info on a new minor, and more! Have a great holiday break! #pacemcva #mcvanewsletter #thepitch #allthingsmcva #happyholidays

Willcox is getting a Pace lift!  Announced as part of Pace’s Constitution Day celebrations, this mural design contest fe...
12/11/2019

Willcox is getting a Pace lift! Announced as part of Pace’s Constitution Day celebrations, this mural design contest features a First Amendment theme. Submit your design by December 15, 2019 using the link below and the winning design(s) will be used to create a mural on the western side of Willcox Hall. First two winning designs get bragging rights and a cool #PaceU sweatshirt!

https://form.jotform.com/92194262746160

If you want to find out more about our stars, you can visit their Instagram pages: @magenwolmart and @fran.gian   Once y...
12/09/2019
Have your say: Who do you want to see as the headliner for the Purify Pacechester benefit concert?

If you want to find out more about our stars, you can visit their Instagram pages: @magenwolmart and @fran.gian

Once you have learned a little bit about our stars, head on over to our poll and let us know which artist you feel should headline the Purify Pacechester Benefit Concert!

https://linkto.run/p/BX4PSRFY

Voice your opinion on the poll: Who do you want to see as the headliner for the Purify Pacechester benefit concert?

Magen Wolmart (photo one) is a local, up-and-coming soulful artist who overcame health problems in her past. She wants t...
12/09/2019

Magen Wolmart (photo one) is a local, up-and-coming soulful artist who overcame health problems in her past. She wants to spread positivity, create music, and follow her dreams of being a famous singer. She is an artist for Museworks Entertainment.

Bronx-born rapper Francezza (photo two) tops the Billboard rap charts and wants to spread awareness against domestic violence. An artist for Trippy Talents, she uses her voice to help others. In addition to rapping, she has created her own fashion line, “Cezzy”.

The PR Case Studies simulation course, MCA 310,  is coming to a close in less than a week and we have yet to pick the he...
12/09/2019

The PR Case Studies simulation course, MCA 310, is coming to a close in less than a week and we have yet to pick the headlining artist for the ‘Purify Pacechester Benefit Concert!’

Throughout the duration of the semester, two ‘artists’ and their talent agencies have been competing for the spotlight at the Benefit Concert. The Benefit Concert was put together by the nonprofit group, Pacechester Benefit for the ‘water crisis’ that is going on in the fake town of Pacechester.

The news group, P!News, has been covering the work of the two artists, Magen and Francezza. Stay tuned to learn more about the two headliners and help us choose who should be our headliner!

Interviews can be nerve-racking.  The question, "Why do you want to work here?" is usually the one that stumps us the mo...
12/01/2019
Magas Media Consultants, LLC

Interviews can be nerve-racking. The question, "Why do you want to work here?" is usually the one that stumps us the most. Clinical Associate Professor of Public Relations at Pace University and Vice President of Magas Media Consultants, Jennifer Lee Fanning-Magas, shares advice on how to answer that tough question.

#PaceMCVA #PaceU #MMC

There are many tough questions that we all go through in interviews. For some reason, "Why do you want to work here?" seems to be one of the hardest. Here are some examples from professionals like Jennifer Lee Fanning-Magas, Vice President of Magas Media Consultants and Clinical Associate Professor of Public Relations at Pace University, that you can use on your next interview: http://bit.ly/2OdKHCU
#PaceMCVA #PaceU #MMC

Approximately 140 people attended the Media, Communications, and Visual Arts Department annual networking event, Connect...
11/23/2019

Approximately 140 people attended the Media, Communications, and Visual Arts Department annual networking event, Connections in Communications, on November 21st from 6:00-9:30pm in the Willcox Multipurpose Room.

34 alumni in the media and communications field came to mingle and help inform, advise, and guide undergraduate and graduate students who were looking to succeed in the communications industry. There was free food, Kahoot prizes, a LinkedIn headshot station, and many opportunities to talk with experts in the field. It was a great night! Special thank you to Entrance One PR Club for their help with this event.
For more photos: https://bit.ly/2pIPx2Z
#PaceMCVA #MCVAconnect

Tonight is our annual Connections in Communications event! We are so excited to have 31 alumni attending, and we expect ...
11/21/2019

Tonight is our annual Connections in Communications event! We are so excited to have 31 alumni attending, and we expect close to 100 undergraduate and graduate students! If you swipe right you can see a repost of some tips for networking, as well some of the alumni in attendance! If you haven't registered on EventBrite yet, there is still time! Here's the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/78506756823 Can't wait to see you there!

Thank you B&H for hosting the Tools of the Trade event!
11/20/2019

Thank you B&H for hosting the Tools of the Trade event!

PACE MCVA Alumni! Are you coming back?? I look forward to seeing you this Thursday night! Please RSVP and let us know!
11/18/2019
Connections in Communications

PACE MCVA Alumni! Are you coming back?? I look forward to seeing you this Thursday night! Please RSVP and let us know!

Network with MCVA alumni who are currently working in the field!

Have you heard the latest MCVA news? Check your email for the November 2019 edition of The Pitch. There’s info on upcomi...
11/18/2019

Have you heard the latest MCVA news? Check your email for the November 2019 edition of The Pitch. There’s info on upcoming events like Connections in Communications on Nov 21st, contests, and more! Got MCVA-related news you want to share in our next edition? Email it to [email protected]. #pacemcva #mcvanewsletter #thepitch #allthingsmcva @pace.entranceone

Each Spring Directing, MCA 498,  is offered, which is the Capstone course for DCF students meant to be taken in their fi...
11/17/2019

Each Spring Directing, MCA 498, is offered, which is the Capstone course for DCF students meant to be taken in their final semester. The goal is that each student direct his or her own short film. The majority of the course is hands-on work such as writing your scripts, scouting locations, workshopping scenes, casting/finding characters, planning your production and post-production, filming, editing, and completing your final film. It is available now for Spring 2020! #PaceMCVA #PACEU

Hello!It's that time of the year again! The MCVA Department is hosting its annual Connections in Communications event. C...
11/16/2019

Hello!

It's that time of the year again! The MCVA Department is hosting its annual Connections in Communications event. Connections in Communications is a networking event in which MCVA alumni speak to current students about their roles and provide advice to help these students succeed in future jobs and internships. This event is a great opportunity for students to interact with professionals, learn information about different industries, and establish valuable connections.

There will be refreshments, photos-ops, and much more. Join us on Thursday, November 21st from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Friedman Multipurpose Room, Willcox Hall.

It would be an honor to have you come to this event and share your knowledge. Hope to hear from you soon!

For more information contact Preksha Yadav, Graduate Assistant (MCVA) at [email protected]

PS- Please RSVP to the following link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connections-in-communications-tickets-78506756823


Thank you!

One more week until our Connections in Communications event! Today we highlight,Christian Arriaga-Flores. Christian is a...
11/14/2019

One more week until our Connections in Communications event! Today we highlight,Christian Arriaga-Flores.
Christian is an Associate Video Producer at CBS Interactive. He edits the live news shows for CBS and CBSN, creates video news captions, edits news videos for CBS and its platforms and assists on video shoots. Christian graduated from Pace University in 2019 with a Masters in Media Communication Arts. During his time at Pace University, he was able to be part of the award-winning documentary “Puerto Rico: Hope in the Dark” and landed an internship at Fox Business News and CNN.

Thanks to our wonderful faculty and staff for submitting such great pieces! #PaceMCVA #HiddenTalents
11/14/2019

Thanks to our wonderful faculty and staff for submitting such great pieces! #PaceMCVA #HiddenTalents

Today from 3:25-4:25 PM, our Hidden Talents Art Show is happening in Choate House! Come enjoy some lunch which you view ...
11/14/2019

Today from 3:25-4:25 PM, our Hidden Talents Art Show is happening in Choate House! Come enjoy some lunch which you view art work made by Pace’s very own faculty and staff! #PaceMCVA #HiddenTalents

Come on down to Choate House to see what your professors made at the Hidden Talents Art Show. Enjoy Professor Magas’ Pum...
11/14/2019

Come on down to Choate House to see what your professors made at the Hidden Talents Art Show. Enjoy Professor Magas’ Pumpkin Muffins and other goodies at the show. #PaceMCVA #PaceU #hiddentalents @ Pace University Pleasantville Campus

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861 Bedford Rd
Pleasantville, NY
10570

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. Maria T. Luskay, Director, MA in MCA 861 Bedford Rd. Pleasantville, NY 10570 (914) 773-3790 [email protected]

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