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Monday, July 6 - Thursday, July 16, 2020

Camp Hollywood teaches students the essentials of making great movies. During this two-week intensive, students will write, direct and edit their own short films using professional equipment. At the end of the camp, student films will be screened at a mini film festival open to family and friends.

This intensive is led by Point Park Professor, Fred Johnson.

To participate in this exciting program, students must be entering grades 9-12 as of Fall 2020. No prior experience is necessary in order to participate.

This program is open to the first 12 students who complete the registration and pay in full.

Please note: Class content may contain clips from R-Rated films.


Start Date: Monday, July 6, 2020
End Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020

Student film festival will take place on the evening of Thursday, July 16 in the George Rowland White Auditorium. Screening is open to family and friends.


*Further class details coming soon. 


Resident Check-in: Sunday, July 5 between 6 and 7pm
Resident Check-out: Thursday, July 16 or Friday, July 17
*Students must be at least 14 years of age to live on campus in a residence hall.

Commuter Check-inMonday, July 6, at 9:30am in the lobby of Academic Hall (201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222)

Commuter Students

Tuition: $1,495.00 (includes daily buffet lunch)


Resident Students

Tuition: $2,395.00 (includes three meals on weekdays; brunch and dinner on weekends)

Welcome to our campus!

All classes will be held on campus at Point Park University. Students will be encouraged to use the Downtown Pittsburgh location at their own discretion.


Check-in will take place in Academic Hall.

Academic Hall


Point Park University
Academic Hall
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The option to live on campus during Camp Hollywood is available to students at least 14 years old.

Each residence hall has multiple points of secure access to student living areas, such as keycards, access codes, and lock and key. Camp Hollywood students stay in Conestoga and Pioneer halls.

Adult resident advisers live on campus to supervise minors. Each adviser is responsible for eight to ten minors.


Production Equipment:

Students use state-of-the-art equipment to produce their films. This includes:
• Panasonic DVX200 4k camera package
• Various professional audio recording and rigging equipment including boom poles, mike clamps, wind filters, and more.


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iMac Editing Suites:

Students will have unlimited access to computers equipped with the Adobe Creative Suites (including Premiere, After Effects, Lightroom, etc.)


GRW Screening Theater

Main Screening Theater

GRW Theater (located in Point Park’s University Center, view campus map)
Seats 215 people
High-definition projection
• Dolby 5.1 surround sound

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Camp Hollywood Red Carpet Moment
Pictured above are students who participated in our 2019 Camp Hollywood Program. These students presented their 3-minute short films to an audience full of family and friends. 

As an undergraduate, graduate or international student at Point Park, you’ll have access to opportunities only a world-class city can offer — and few universities can match — for a real-world, career-oriented education.

Consider a B.F.A. in Cinema Production.
  • Students should wear comfortable clothing for mobility that is weather appropriate.
  • Stay hydrated! We recommend packing a refillable water bottle.
  • Students will be required to complete a Participation Agreement before the start of camp. If a student fails to complete this form, they will NOT be allowed to participate.


Contact Information:
Phone: 412-392-3457
(Include “Camp Hollywood” in the subject line of emails)