The Film 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 studies major or minor in the field through the English Department. Many students double major in Film 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 studies classes.
The major in film 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. Production classes are held at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.
Wondering what it might be like to major in Film 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.