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Ever dreamed of writing a Hollywood movie? Or dancing with a professional company? Or performing on a Broadway stage? Dreams such as these have a way of coming true at the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University. Here, at Pittsburgh's only Downtown University, you'll be energized by a hip, urban campus as you pursue a degree in cinema arts, dance or theatre. As one of the top programs of its kind in the nation, the Conservatory combines real-world experience and rigorous training with internationally recognized master teachers, directors, producers, writers and choreographers who will help transform your dreams into reality! 

Consider the stage set for a phenomenal preparation, whatever your discipline within the arts. Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts offers programs in:

    • Animation (B.F.A.)
    • Cinema Production (B.F.A.)
    • Screenwriting (B.F.A.)
    • Cinema Arts (B.A.) with concentrations in Animation, Cinema, and Screenwriting
    • Ballet ( B.F.A.)
    • Jazz ( B.F.A.)
    • Modern ( B.F.A.)

    • Acting (B.F.A.)
    • Musical Theatre (B.F.A.)
    • Theatre Arts (B.F.A.)
    • Theatre Production - major in Technical Theatre, Design or Stage-Management (B.F.A.)

All applicants to the Conservatory of Performing Arts are required to complete the University application and artistic review process. The complete application requirements for all prospective Conservatory of Performing Arts majors can be found on our website. You must have your application for academic admittance on file BEFORE you schedule an audition or interview.  

Visit Point Park's Playhouse Flickr page to see our students performing in our Dance and Theatre Productions!

For more information about Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts, auditions and interviews, etc., please visit our website or email us at

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Thank you for your interest in the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University!