The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh is currently transitioning to a new admissions platform called Liaison. The portal to accept applications for Fall 2022 admission to the doctoral program in Film and Media Studies should be online and open to applicants sometime in early September. Application deadlines vary according to associated departments, with English having a deadline of December 10, 2021; French having a deadline of January 10, 2022; and Hispanic Languages & Literatures, History of Art & Architecture, and Slavic Languages & Literatures having deadlines of January 15, 2022.
The PhD in Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental degree that stresses the history, theory, and aesthetics of international cinema, video, television, and new media.
While the student will earn a PhD in Film and Media Studies (granted by the Film and Media Studies Program), he or she will also be a full member of one of five Associated Departments (English, French, Hispanic, History of Art and Architecture, or Slavic), fulfilling its requirements (many of which will overlap with those in Film and Media Studies). The name of the Associated Department will appear as an Area of Concentration on the student's transcript. Thus, the student graduating with a PhD in Film and Media Studies will be doubly qualified: in Film and Media Studies as well as in a second area.