Media and Communications 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 655 Producing the Documentary (4 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 696F / MCA 696N Special Topics: The Travel Documentary (4 credits)
Students will research, write, produce and edit a documentary. Each student will take on different roles in developing a documentary film as they learn the steps involved in producing a documentary. Andy Revkin, the veteran New York Times environmental correspondent and senior fellow for environmental understanding at the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, will help plan and execute the film. You can find more on his work at his Dot Earth Blog http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com and through his You Tube http://www.youtube.com/revkin channel.

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.