Additional Rules and Requirements
Grade requirements: A minimum GPA of 2.0 in departmental courses is required for graduation.
Satisfactory/No Credit option: No more than three courses that count toward the major can be taken on an S/NC basis.
Internship: Only one film internship can be counted toward the major.
Writing (W) requirement: Students must complete at least one W-course in the major.
Related area: A minimum of 12 credits is required in any one Dietrich School department, chosen in consultation with the major advisor. The completion of an official Dietrich School minor or a Dietrich School or UCIS certificate also satisfies this requirement.
Film studies courses fall into three categories:
- National Cinemas or Filmmakers
- Themes, Genres, or Theory
Note: All courses in the Production category are offered by special arrangement through Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Enrollment in these classes will be limited to those whose tuition is covered by the Dietrich School. They will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, first to full-time Dietrich School students, all of whom must be in good academic standing. To apply for a seat in a Pittsburgh Filmmakers course, students must preregister with the Film Studies office in 624 Cathedral of Learning two weeks before the first day of registration. Failure to attend the first class of the term will mean automatic loss of the seat. Students will not be permitted to take more than one course per term.