The Film Studies Program offers the following graduate degrees and certificates:
- PhD in Film Studies (in conjunction with five Associated Departments):
- Terminal MA in Film Studies
- MA Certificate in Film Studies
- PhD Certificate in Film Studies
Certificates are available to all Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (A&S) students in graduate MA or PhD degree programs. They address the needs of both the student who will focus on film studies (as in a dissertation) and the student who wishes training in film studies as a subspecialty.
The courses and research paper required for each certificate provide the student with a coherent curriculum in film studies appropriate to the student's graduate level.
Film Studies courses are offered by several departments. Choose “Film Studies” in the “School of Arts and Sciences” dropdown menu on the course descriptions page to view currently offered courses. Search courses.
The Graduate Handbook contains all the policies and procedures of the graduate programs and is intended as a guide for graduate students.
The Handbook is available in PDF file format.
News and information
Hot Metal Bridge Post-Baccalaureate Program: Students who are interested in pursuing a PhD but who would benefit from a year of coursework and mentoring to shore up their preparation can apply for the HMB Post-Bac Program. The program is designed for students who will help Pitt fulfill its diversity goals. For more information, please visit the Hot Metal Bridge Program site.
Graduate Contact information
Director, Film Studies Program: Randall Halle
Film Studies Graduate Mentor: Neepa Majumdar
Advisors: Mark Kemp, Jeff Aziz, and Lori Campbell
Film Studies Program
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
454 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260