Pace University—Westchester

Pleasantville, NY

Pace University—Westchester

Pleasantville, NY

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Visual Arts at Pace University

The Department of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts on Pace University’s Westchester campus.
In our broadly-based undergraduate program, we offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts and Journalism, allowing students to take classes in production, film, journalism, speech, media theory, new media, and writing for media. We also offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations.

Our Masters of Arts degree in Media and Communication Arts further prepares students for careers in the communications industry and apply new technology in the workplace by offering advanced professional training in videography, editing, media writing, public relations, producing and advertising.

Communications is an exciting, dynamic field that has a growing demand for qualified professionals to build careers in a broad variety of industries.

Our faculty brings real-world experience directly into the communications center. They are experts in a variety of specialties including video and audio production, screenwriting, public relations, advertising, media theory, film, performance, speech and journalism. Specialized adjunct professors bring valuable knowledge of the most current trends in their fields to the coursework, and enhance your networking opportunities.

We are at the media center of the world. We offer you connections to meaningful internships in your area of interest. Our faculty cares; you will not find a faculty that is more dedicated to the success of each individual student than ours. Our classes are small; our average class size is 18 students, so you will receive the attention that ensures your success.

Our state-of-the-art Communications Center is equipped with the latest digital video and audio equipment for student use. Qualified students may join our chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the communications honor society.



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In our advanced film courses, you and your classmates will have the opportunity to produce your own professional-quality documentary. With a focus on telling important stories, the coursework immerses you in the documentary’s subject matter, which has included trips to Hawaii, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Cuba.
Read more about Student-Produced Documentaries.

Our program’s internship requirement connects you to real-world experience in this fast-growing, continually evolving field. With our proximity to New York City, your internship options are endless and can include opportunities in fashion, national news, film, sports, and more.
Read more about Internships.

Communications Center
Our state-of-the-art Communications Center gives you hands-on access to professional-quality equipment and facilities, including video and production equipment, video editing labs, audio recording studios, and TV studios.
Read more about our Communications Center.

Student Resources
In addition to the Mu Iota Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association, our program connects you to local and national communications organizations and hosts networking events to help you develop relationships in the industry.
Read more about Student Resources.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "The staff and faculty within the [Media, Communications, and Visual Arts] department are all genuine and encouraging. Professor Lou Guarneri offers unique, hands-on class experiences and is down to earth. Dr. Paul Ziek is extremely dedicated and passionate about improving the department. There are many other people in the department who are inspiring and supportive."

    • Pasquale Noce
  • “My favorite thing about being on the Westchester Campus is being able to enjoy the Farmer's Market in Pleasantville every Saturday. I love being able to capture pictures of deer on campus and enjoy the beauty of Choate Pond. I think Choate Pond is a nice place to take a step back and relax.”

    • Irache'e Teague
  • “I love seeing the sun rise and set over our beautiful campus. Even in COVID times, our student leaders never fail to create events to bring the student body together. The Westchester Campus is a beautiful place that allows students to come as they are to make Pace a better and more diverse community.”

    • Ja'Rette Mungin