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Due to social distancing guidelines in relation to COVID-19, the Conservatory will be hosting all online auditions for the 2020-21 academic year. Please check back at a later date for more information.

Requirements for Prospective Fall 2021 Conservatory Majors:

  • Be academically admitted into Point Park University. Apply online!
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Point Park's school code is 003357) to be eligible for financial aid. Full financial aid awards will be sent upon academic and artistic admittance.
  • Be artistically admitted into Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts (details by major below). 

Please note: Due to the number of students who audition each year for the Conservatory programs, we do not provide feedback on individual audition results. 

Major

Artistic Decision Notification Schedule

Acting

Applicants who audition by March 6, 2021 and are academically admitted, will receive their artistic decision and possible artistic achievement award via email and letter beginning March 17, 2021

Musical Theatre

Applicants who audition by March 6, 2021 and are academically admitted, will receive their artistic decision and possible artistic achievement award via email and letter beginning March 17, 2021

Theatre Arts

Applicants who audition by March 6, 2021 and are academically admitted, will receive their artistic decision and possible artistic achievement award via email and letter beginning March 17, 2021

Theatre Production

Rolling: Candidates will be notified by email and letter of their artistic admission and possible artistic achievement award as the academic and artistic decisions are made. 

Cinema Arts

Rolling: Candidates will be notified by email and letter of their artistic admission and possible artistic achievement award as the academic and artistic decisions are made.

Dance

Rolling: Candidates will be notified by email and letter of their artistic admission and possible artistic achievement award as the academic and artistic decisions are made.

Students Must Complete a Two-Step Application Process:

Step 1: Apply for Academic Admittance

You must have your application for academic admittance on file BEFORE you schedule an audition or interview.

  • Undergraduate students will apply to the Office of Admission. APPLY ONLINE!
  • Graduate students will apply to the Office of Graduate Admission. APPLY ONLINE!
  • You DO NOT have to be academically admitted into the University prior to scheduling or completing the artistic review process.
  • Official transcripts and test scores DO NOT have to be on file prior to your audition, interview or portfolio submission.

Step 2: Complete the Artistic Review Process 

  • A pre-screen video submission is required for acting, musical theatre and theatre arts applicants. You must complete the pre-screen process in order to be considered for a live (virtual) audition/interview. Applicants must have an application for academic admittance on file BEFORE submitting their pre-screen materials. 

  • Auditions are required for dance, acting and musical theatre applicants.

  • An audition/interview is required for theatre arts applicants.
  • Portfolios and interviews are required for theatre production applicants.

  • Portfolios are required for cinema production, animation, screenwriting and cinema arts applicants.

Please note: A $100 artistic review fee is required for acting, musical theatre, theatre arts and dance applicants. 

Dance

Acting, Musical Theatre and Theatre Arts

Stage-Management and Technical Theatre/Design

Cinema Arts

M.F.A. in Screenwriting and Playwriting: Low-Residency

  • Over the course of two years, students in the M.F.A. in writing for the screen and stage program are required to attend three residencies of one to two weeks on Point Park's Downtown Pittsburgh campus. Courses will be completed online during the fall and spring semesters.