Media and Communication Arts (MCA)

Note: Some courses listed here may run only once per academic year, or every other academic year. Not all courses are available on both campuses. The catalog is constantly changing. Visit the pace website to view the most current class schedule, class descriptions, and required or suggested prerequisites.

 

MCA 254 Producing the Documentary (3 credits)
An advanced laboratory course that acquaints students with location production. Projects deal with corporate subjects to prepare students for internal corporate video and corporate public relations production. All aspects of video and audio production are covered. The course has created a series of award-winning documentaries on environmental sustainability, with each course featuring a new topic.

MCA 297F - Topic: Environmental Information, Communication and Innovation (3 credits )
This course examines how the behaviors and priorities of the public and policymakers are, and are not, shaped by flows of information from interest groups of all kinds- the media, government agencies, and technical experts in the sciences and economics. Studnets will explore the role of communication in shaping environmental policy, from the local letter to the editor to the CNN sound bite, from a Twitter item or blog post to the executive summary of an international climate report. Students learn how to use information to create compelling presentation in a diversity of media to inform public opinion.

MCA 696M Topic: Blogging a Better Planet (4 credits)
Students will dive into the blogosphere and World Wide Web, exploring how this evolving, interactive means of sharing and shaping ideas can build a brand, create a collaborative globe-spanning community, challenge traditional media, or spark the kinds of innovations that could make the world a better place. They will also learn how blogs can create insular ideological bubbles, foment hatred, and spread myths and falsehoods. They will learn how to be online communication innovators tipping the balance toward progress.

 

Note: Some courses listed here may run only once per academic year, or every other academic year. Not all courses are available on both campuses. The catalog is constantly changing. Visit the pace website to view the most current class schedule, class descriptions, and required or suggested prerequisites.