Film & Media College Fair logo

WQED Film Academy is proud to offer a Film & Media College Fair for students interested in pursuing film, digital media, and/or content creation in the Fall of each year.

If you are a high school student curious about pursuing a career in filmmaking, broadcasting, and digital arts, you’ll want to know about the numerous higher education opportunities in Pittsburgh and beyond. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter so you get notified!

Participating schools provide short videos for the students to watch ahead of time to help narrow their list, familiarize themselves with their programs, and come prepared to ask questions.

We offer two formats: Virtual and In Person.

Virtual: The first two hours will be reserved for students to peruse the colleges—each in their respective breakout room—for group discussion where they can ask questions and get to know more about each school and their programming. The last hour is reserved for WQED Film Academy alumni and current college students to come together to chat with high schoolers in a peer-based Q&A session.

In-Person: For the in-person fair students have the opportunity to meet with faculty from programs in which they’re interested.

Questions? Contact Mary Ann McBride-Tackett, Program Director at

Schools Represented in 2023

Carnegie Mellon University logo
Cornish College of the Arts logo
Chapman University Dodge College of Film & Media Arts logo


Chatham University logo
Douglas Education Center logo
Ithaca College logo
NYU Tisch School of the Arts logo
Penn State logo
Pittsburgh Technical College logo
Penn West University logo
University of Pittsburgh logo
Point Park University logo
Robert Morris University Arts & Humanities logo
Saint Vincent College logo
Temple University logo Temple University Klein College of Media and Communications logo
Vancouver Film School logo