Film and Media Studies Program

Margaret Balich points at the camera with both hands
How two first-year students got their start at WPTS radio.
A person in a face shield looks at purple lab samples
On the 66th anniversary of the Salk polio vaccine being declared safe and effective, Pitt premieres a new film, “Chasing Covid,” that draws parallels between that event and Pitt’s current global collaboration on vaccine research.
a person in a black sweatshirt and black mask holding a pink button that says "Saving Kids Lives"
Film students helped turn the annual Pitt Dance Marathon into a 12-hour virtual production benefiting patients at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. It’s the biggest student fundraiser of the year—drop in on the festivities this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A man in a white soccer jersey playing soccer
Meet soccer standout Alexander Dexter: film student, former Bundesliga 2 player and first recipient of the Dietrich-Rauh Endowed Scholarship.
Duane Jones operating machinery in a black and white photo
Students in the film and media studies course Making the Documentary: George Romero and Pittsburgh explore the horror maestro's early career in the city and learn more about Pitt alumnus Duane Jones, the film’s star.
Heather Lyke with two children in Pitt shirts bake in a kitchen together while a camera crew films
What blue-and-gold game-day snack does Roc prepare for Pitt tailgates? What goes into Narduzzi pancakes? Proceeds from a new cookbook with those recipes and more will benefit a student-athletes fund and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
Tommy Smith and John Carlos on a podium holding their fists in the air
Olympian John Carlos’ raised fist is iconic today, but in 1968, it turned the track and field athlete’s world upside down. Pitt broadcast film students recently heard more about it in their own conversation with Carlos.
a woman and man at an anchor desk
Alumnus Kevin Smith brought his expertise back to Pitt after a 17-year Hollywood career writing movie and TV screenplays to instruct the innovative new course.
latex zombie head
Props, screenplays, script notes and more — Pitt now has more than 50 years’ worth of items from George A. Romero, the filmmaker who revolutionized the horror genre, beginning with “Night of the Living Dead.” The new collection marks a growth in horror studies resources available to scholars and the public.
Pitt Professor Robert Clift's documentary explores the life of the legendary, Oscar-nominated actor Montgomery Clift. The actor, who died in 1966, starred in such films as "From Here to Eternity" and "A Place in the Sun." A screening of "Making Montgomery Clift" is set for Friday at the Andy Warhol Museum.