Cinema and Digital Arts Showcase
The Cinema and Digital Arts Department produces an annual showcase DVD that features the best student productions of the year. The showcase DVD is distributed to production companies, agencies and industry professionals in Los Angeles, New York City and regionally.
Additionally, the department sponsors and takes students to a showcase screening in Los Angeles that is made up of a select group of industry professionals and alumni to further promote and introduce the students and their work. During this four-day event, students also meet with managers, agents, professional writers and production companies, as well as visit television stages, studios and visual effects and post houses.
The senior class dance showcase is held in the spring semester. Artistic directors, agents and company managers from various dance performance companies are invited to teach classes and observe solo works by the graduating seniors of the dance department for the purpose of future employment.
Video: 2012 Dance Showcase Highlights
Each year, a select group of Point Park University seniors travel and perform for casting directors, talent agents, managers and other industry professionals in New York City.
The students represent some of the University's top talent, having earned the chance to participate in the showcases through highly competitive auditions. A panel of distinguished faculty and local industry professionals selects the students, who then take a showcase class at the University twice a week to prepare. This year's showcase was directed by Point Park faculty John Shepard and Jack Allison.
Funding for the New York showcase comes from The Conservatory Circle, a program created by Trustee and Advisory Board member John (Jack) Tomayko for small- and medium-sized businesses to support the Conservatory of Performing Arts and its initiatives.