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Film Studies
A program that offers a series of diverse courses on the history, theory, and aesthetics of film, video, photography, and new media. Connect with a program to pursue a major, a minor, or a graduate certificate.
Literature
A program committed to imaginative interdisciplinary and theoretical engagement with anglophone literatures in all their historical, formal, generic, and global diversity.
Composition
An environment that fosters writing as an act of critical inquiry, informed conversation, and creative expression addressing questions of personal and civic consequence.
Writing
A community of established and beginning writers engaged in the reading and writing of poetry, fiction and nonfiction and committed to the art and craft of storytelling in all its forms.

News & Events

Sep30
Friday, September 30, 2016 (All day)

Family Ties: Kinship, Collaboration, and Power in Film and Media

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karen Redrobe, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania

Oct10
Cathedral of Learning, room 501 Monday, October 10, 2016 - 5:00pm

Caught in the Act: Writing Burke's "Men of Leisure"

Oct17
University of Pittsburgh, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, room 125 Monday, October 17, 2016 - 8:30pm

Craft Talk: “The Writers’ Life: Where the God of Love Hangs Out.” 

Oct18
Chatham University, The James Laughlin Music Hall Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 8:30pm

Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series presents: AMY BLOOM

(2016/17 Fred R. Brown Literary Award

Oct20
Thursday, October 20, 2016 (All day)