Finding Their Voices

Pace University’s Writing for Diversity and Equity in Theater and Media program is the only one of its kind in the tri-state area. Led by Dyson College Assistant Dean for Equity in the Arts S. Brian Jones, the interdisciplinary major offers unique opportunities for students to uncover and amplify their own voices, embrace the stories of others, and develop real-world industry connections.

Students take courses within a number of disciplines, including English, Film and Screen Studies, and Peace and Justice Studies, developing strong foundational skills in creative writing, media theory, and social justice, while participating in field trips and master classes with professionals in the field.

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Students in the Writing for Diversity and Equity in Theater and Media major received a private tour of the New York Theater Workshop. 

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Students and faculty attended the Broadway show TopDog/Underdog.

This program, one of the newest in Dyson, was created with support from The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation in 2021, and the Foundation re-upped its commitment this fall. When it was launched, the program aimed to enroll three students. This fall, the enrollment has nearly tripled, with 11 students in the program.

Three students, each at different points in their journey at Pace and within this program, share what majoring in Writing for Diversity and Equity in Theater and Media means to them.

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Cambria Kylin Martin ’25

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Dreana Henry ’26

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A’ishah Muhammad ’24