The Film and Media Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh draws on the expertise of faculty across disciplines to offer rigorous courses concerning the history, aesthetics, theory, and production of cinema. The program provides courses in critical studies and courses in film, video, and photography production.
Students can choose to complete a Film and Media Studies major or minor. Many students double major in Film and Media Studies and another area, while a minor allows the student to major in another area, but still take an organized and officially recognized sequence of film classes.
The major in Film and Media Studies prepares students for graduate training in cinema or for such film-related careers as television and film production, arts administration, film journalism, film curatorial work, film library work, film distribution, teaching film, and film production. Many of our production classes are held at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.
Wondering what it might be like to major in Film and Media Studies at Pitt? The Fall 2016 Pitt Pride newsletter features undergraduate student Khadija-Awa Diop's major decision, as well as opportunities for research and study in and out of the classroom.