Digital Cinema and Filmmaking
The explosion in digital and online media has created a robust job market for filmmaking and media production in a broad variety of industries. Whether you want to make documentary films or fiction features, be a video journalist, a cinematographer, or an editor, Pace’s BS in Digital Cinema and Filmmaking (DCF) will provide you with the real-world skills you need to achieve a successful career in film.
The DCF major prepares students for the professional world of cinema, television, news and web series production. The program combines the study of aesthetic filmmaking, technical training, and hands-on production in all aspects of digital filmmaking, providing students with start-to-finish knowledge of the process of making fiction and non-fiction films. Successful graduates will leave with hands-on skills in the contemporary tools used throughout the industry. They will also have created multiple short film projects which will form the basis of a professional reel. Elective classes focus on major directors, themes like romantic comedy and women in film, scriptwriting, casting, and advanced technical skills like lighting, cameras, and editing. A rich network of internship opportunities throughout the New York metro area provides a way for students to apply their skills.
Pace’s Communications Center is equipped with professional digital equipment including HD cameras, AVID and Adobe Creative Cloud editing systems, two digital audio recording studios, two sound stages, and a high caliber film screening room with surround sound.
Internships are a requirement of our communications degree programs. Students will earn academic credit, gain valuable professional skills, and build a network of industry contacts. In the DCF program, Pace students apply and polish their skills through internships, including:
- Research, writing, and pitching ideas
- Technical skills in HD video production
- Digital editing using Adobe and Avid software
- Directing, producing, and casting
Our faculty cares. You will not find a faculty more dedicated to the success of each individual student than ours. Our class sizes are small, averaging 18 students or less for advanced classes. Documentaries made by Media, Communications and Visual Arts (MCVA) students are consistently nominated for awards.
Our faculty brings real-world experience directly into our state-of-the-art Communications Center where you will take most of your classes. 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.
Students on the Pace PLV campus may be eligible to join the Mu Iota Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), a student organization of the National Communication Association. Lambda Pi Eta. The MCVA department hosts an annual networking event, Connections in Communications, to bring together professionals in the field with current undergraduate majors. This event is a great way for students to make contacts in the communications industry.
Recent Internship placements include:
- MTV Networks
- ABC Networks
- Hudson Stage Company
- Westchester Magazine
- WABC-TV Eyewitness News
- 30 Rock casting department
- Levi Strauss & Co.
- The CBS Early Show
- NBC and NBC Sports
- New Line Cinema
- Cosmopolitan magazine
- Steele Rose Communications
- Ralph Lauren
- Tribeca Film Festival
- Salvation Army public relations
- Tractenberg Fashion public relations
- Lion Television
- CosmoGIRL magazine
- Jacob Burns Film Center
- Virgin Records America
- Diane von Furstenberg