Pace University NYC

New York City, New York

Get InfoApply NowIntensive full-day Academies focused on Business, Leadership, Acting, and English Language2 or 4 Week ProgramsTuition ranging from $2,899 - $8,199For students completing grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (ages 14-18)Photo Gallery
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Academic Options

Choose one of the curriculum options below. Your choice indicates how you will spend your day during the program.

The Business of Entertainment, Art, & Music Academy

Offered during 2 Week Session 1 

Examine the concepts, theories, and practices within the arts and entertainment industry. Discuss organizational structure, managerial styles, board of trustees, human resources, as well as marketing, financing, and fundraising strategies. Once you’ve built an understanding for the industry, explore career path opportunities in the administration, artistic, and technical professions. Evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) critical to success in obtaining the job opportunities available in the music, performing arts, and TV/film industries. Through lectures, group projects, site visits, and Industry Professional speakers, this course makes clear how the necessary KSA can lead to an intended career path in the dynamic world of arts and entertainment.


NYC Leadership Academy

Offered during 2 Week Sessions 1 and 2

Worldwide connectivity and rapidly evolving social media and technology have quickly redefined human interaction and organizational structure. As a result, leadership skills have taken on a transnational, global dimension. Effective leaders must now be technologically savvy and master skills that encompass local, national, and international issues, in order to influence organizational and social change.

The Global Business Leadership Academy is designed to provide foundational knowledge, skills, and practical tools to create future leaders in business, education, and beyond. The curriculum provides insight into organizational structure and change, ethical practices, and business and leadership etiquette. Apply the skill sets you learn in the academy to your home communities, in your schools, and your future.

Course Descriptions:

Business Leadership & Management for the 21st Century (morning course)

An organization can change and transform based on the style, strategies, and ethics of its leader. Do you know the difference between leadership and management? Explore strategies to run a successful organization, address the cultural, moral, and ethical dilemmas facing leaders today, learn how to foster creativity and productivity within the workplace, and bring about positive change.

In groups, analyze case studies outlining leadership theories and styles, management roles, organizational structures, business ethics and standards, communication and power, and gender and culture in leadership. This class will include lecture and discussion components.

Global Leadership Skills & Agents of Social Change (afternoon course)

The afternoon course combines pertinent discussions, site-visits to cutting edge companies and organizations, and meaningful, relevant guest speakers who personify strong leadership and bring about social change. Learn and implement global leadership skills in the rapidly changing world of entrepreneurship, non-profits, social media, and global communications. Effective leaders of today must not only be able to inspire, but they must also be able to navigate the fluid realms of social responsibility, sustainability, technology, and business/personal ethics in a diverse global economy.

Reexamine the leadership concepts you studied in the morning course, and learn to apply those principles using skills such as operational communications, organizational ideologies, critical writing and thinking, and action planning. Translate your theoretical knowledge into practical use by teaming-up with other participants for collaborative group work. Create organizational leadership plans that are applicable in addressing significant societal and managerial topics and present your findings.

Meet with business and organizational leaders through in-class appearances and off-campus site-visits. These leaders include the CEO of an investment banking firm specializing in the evolving world of health care, a financial consultant to a charitable family foundation, the founder of a South African scholarship fund, a director of the Derek Jeter Turn 2 Foundation, and a fascinating site-visit to a high-tech medical data company on the forefront of eradicating the Ebola virus. Other site-visits may include the United Nations, Be Social Change, Wall Street, and more.

Classes meet Monday – Friday for approximately 2 hours each.


Discovery English Academy

Offered during 2 Week Sessions 1 and 2

Improve your English while immersed in American culture. Discovery English helps international students improve English skills for academic success. Build confidence in communicating in English. Develop critical thinking skills. Two levels are available.


(For low-intermediate studentsA2 to low B1; IELTS below 4.0)

In this 2 week intensive course, students review and expand use of grammar in a communicative and nurturing environment. Build vocabulary and phrasal verb knowledge and usage while improving speaking, listening, pronunciation, reading, and writing skills.


(For intermediate and upper-intermediate students high B1 to B2; IELTS 4.0-5.5)

This 2 week intensive course helps prepare students for university success while expanding the four grammar skills. Students learn how to conduct academic research, write effective essays with a thesis statement, and develop critical thinking skills. Active listening and note-taking skills necessary for university success are practiced, as well as building college-level vocabulary for group discussions. Test-taking strategies for TOEFL and IELTS are also included in this dynamic course.


Continue your experience by adding on a two week enrichment program. Choose from business, programming, college prep, global leadership, and more. Stay at Pace NYC, or experience CU-Boulder or Georgetown.

2 week session: $4,899      4 week combo: $8,199


Acting and Auditioning for Film, TV, & Stage Academy

Offered during 2 Week Session 2

In partnership with College to Career Acting (CTCA), this Academy delivers years of acting and industry experience in 2 weeks. Develop the skills necessary to make it as a professional in the entertainment business. Master the audition process, perfect your monologue, polish your resume, and learn about professional theatre, TV, and film productions. Guest speakers may include casting directors, television producers, movie directors, and talent agents. This Academy is developed and overseen by Wendy Kurtzman, an Emmy nominated Casting Director.


Discovery Internships

Discovery Internships is a 4 week, tuition-based, comprehensive internship program in New York City for students completing grades 10, 11 and 12. Whether you’re interested in entrepreneurship, fashion, finance, healthcare, journalism, law, media, non-profit, photography, real estate, or other fields, we help motivated high school students make the most of their summer and make more informed decisions about college and career plans.

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