Personalized Education Opportunities Within Pitt Studios
The second year of Personalized Education Opportunities Within Pitt Studios is off to an exciting start. Over the last year, the Film & Media Studies program partnered with the Athletic Department to hire a faculty member to teach Pitt’s first broadcast class; the University partnered with NEP Group to build Pitt Studios, a 6,000 square foot, live broadcast facility in the Petersen Events Center; and the Athletic Department, in conjunction with Awesome Films, launched “Pitt: Beyond the Script” a 25-week television show on AT&T SportsNet which profiles the lives of Pitt student-athletes and produces commercials that showcase the entire University.
These additional partnerships mean even more opportunities for Pitt students. In year one, three students were selected to participate in the program. In year two, six students will be selected, but the Pitt Studios staff anticipates adding even more students over the course of the academic year. From live broadcasts on the ESPN ACC Network, to studio based original programming, to partnerships with the world leader in remote broadcast production, Pitt students will have hands-on opportunities to learn and network in the field of live broadcast. Upon graduation, students can leverage the skills they have learned at Pitt Studios into professional opportunities.