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Conservatory of Performing Arts


Major in Theatre

As one of the top programs of its kind in the nation, our Conservatory of Performing Arts combines hands-on experience and rigorous training with internationally recognized master teachers, directors and choreographers. You will develop your craft working with these professional artists and leave with a resume full of experience in performance, stage-management, or technical theatre and design.

You will learn and perform at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse, a professional-caliber venue that is home to four companies: The REP (professional theatre company), Conservatory Theatre Company, Conservatory Dance Company, and Playhouse Jr. Not only will you become a part of the productions, but you will observe professional actors at work, on stage and behind the scenes.

Theatre Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts Degree

The B.A. in Theatre Arts: Performance and Practices is an innovative program that:

  • Provides a strong foundation in acting;
  • Immerses students in contemporary theatre-making practices;
  • Students have internship, casting and other professional opportunities in the theatre and film communities in Pittsburgh. 

B.A. students have the option to pursue one or more minors, a double major, study abroad and/or complete their degree in three years.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees

Point Park offers rigorous B.F.A. degrees in Acting, Musical Theatre and Theatre Production that:

  • Offer intensive training in stage performance;
  • Prepare graduates for potential career options with professional acting companies, productions and associations; and
  • Create collaborations with visiting artists in the classroom and production.

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