Film and Media Studies Critical Studies Track

Film is one of the major art forms of the 20th century and its study has become an important part of a modern humanities education. At the University of Pittsburgh, the Film and Media Studies Program offers a series of interdisciplinary courses concerning the history, aesthetics, theory, and production of cinema. The program provides courses in critical studies, broadcasting, and film production.

A major in Film and Media Studies helps students to understand and appreciate the cinematic medium and to be aware of its impact as a cultural and artistic force. It is also appropriate for those students who wish to pursue careers in film teaching, film exhibition, film journalism, film museum curatorial work, film library and archive work, and film and television production.

As part of the Film and Media Studies Program, internships are made available to students in many of these fields. In the past students have done internships at cable companies, casting agencies, and various television stations.


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Procedures for all Film and Media Studies Majors

Students declare a major in Film and Media Studies by filling out a Declaration of Major form at 140 Thackeray Hall. After that, you will see a film and media studies advisor to register each term.

Major Advisors
Amy Flick, Lori Campbell, and Jeff Aziz
English/Film Studies Advising Office
501C Cathedral of Learning
412-624-6656 or 412-624-6559

For any questions that cannot be handled by the English/Film and Media Studies Advising Office, make an appointment to see a member of the film studies faculty.