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Conservatory of Performing Arts

Theatre Arts Degrees

Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang spoke to Conservatory of Performing Arts students. Photo | Allie Wynands Theatre students had the unique opportunity to meet Tony award-winning playwright Christopher Durang during a master class.


Earn your Degree in Theatre Arts


B.A. in Theatre

The B.A. in theatre program consists of 120 credits, of which 54-61 credits are in theatre arts. Students select one of the two theatre 35-42 credit concentrations in acting or musical theatre. By carefully choosing from the available elective courses and consulting with the department chair and/or academic adviser, students may pursue a double major, or one or more minors. Any student transferring into the acting or musical theatre program will be accepted as a freshman. Transfer students will receive elective credit for previous college-level theatre training. A B.A. in theatre requires the completion of 120 credits, consisting of 54-61 credits in department requirements, 35-42 credits in major concentration requirements, 19 credits in general department requirements, 36 credits in the University core curriculum and 23-30 credits in general university electives. Technical theatre/design and stage management are bachelor of fine arts programs.

B.F.A. in Theatre

The B.F.A. in theatre program is open only to students who, in the opinion of the faculty, possess the level of maturity, discipline and ambition necessary to complete the intensive degree requirements of a B.F.A. All technical theatre/design and stage management students are accepted into the B.F.A. track. Musical theatre and acting students must audition in the second semester of their sophomore year in order to be accepted into the B.F.A. program. Transfer students, of sophomore or higher standing, must be in residence one semester prior to auditioning for the B.F.A. Students who wish to be considered for a B.F.A. must apply and audition/interview for the faculty during February of their sophomore year. In the case of transfer students, the application must be made during February of their second term at Point Park University. The B.F.A. with a major in theatre consists of 135-138 credits, of which 78-94 are in theatre arts. A 59-75 credit concentration in acting, musical theatre, stage management, design or technical theatre is included. Acceptance into the B.F.A. program is dependent upon the requisite grade point average (3.0 G.P.A.) and the approval of the theatre arts faculty.

Learn more about the theatre arts classes offered by Point Park University by visiting the Theatre Arts Course Descriptions page.