Dean`s Message

Dean Nira Herrmann, PhD

Dean Nira Herrmann, PhD

Manhattan is a mecca for the arts and Dyson College is proud to announce that we are actively expanding our offerings in this important area. We have recently been authorized to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies degree on the Manhattan campus, in addition to the minor program. We are investing in both a DVD library and IT equipment to enable faculty to present films in class and to provide students with facilities for viewing and analyzing film.

Dyson has also received approval to offer two Bachelor of Fine Arts programs: one in Musical Theater and one in Acting, which complement our Bachelor of Arts offerings in theater and theater arts on the Manhattan campus. Students in these performing arts programs are able to take advantage of many professionally geared opportunities offered by way of internships both on and off Broadway.

Additionally, the Fine Arts Program is awaiting New York State approval to offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts in Manhattan. Dyson’s Fine Arts faculty actively exhibit in Manhattan and national galleries as well as in our own Fingestin and Choate Art Galleries. This new program will provide students with access to the rich and varied cultural arts scene in the city.

An exciting new graduate program, The Actors Studio MFA at Pace University, will be offered this fall, pending the expected New York State approval. Applications are now being accepted at the Office of Graduate Admissions. For more information, contact them at (212) 346-1531 or visit

These programs will attract new students to Pace and give Dyson new directions to excel as we celebrate our Centennial year and look forward to the future.

Our graduating students are also a fabric of our future, as alumni/ae, contributors to society, and mentors to our current and future students. We wish them all the very best as we near commencement and look forward to continued interactions with them as they go out into the world representing the Dyson and Pace names with pride.

Dean Nira Herrmann, PhD