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Point Park's B.F.A. in musical theatre is a rigorous eight-semester program designed to prepare graduates for a career in the professional theatre. The 129-credit program places a strong emphasis in all areas of musical theatre - acting, music and dance - and the demands of the training, performance and creative components are intensive.

Students learn from faculty who have trained and worked on stages around the world. Acclaimed guest artists, playwrights, directors, choreographers and casting directors regularly come to Point Park's Downtown Pittsburgh campus to conduct master classes and workshops.

Through collaboration with visiting artists, as well as a senior showcase in New York, the B.F.A. in musical theatre program provides opportunities to ensure a strong foundation for a career on stage.

Students have the opportunity to audition for the Conservatory Theatre Company and Playhouse Jr., as well as select roles with The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company.

A scene from Conservatory Theatre Company's Oklahoma

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company performed Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical Oklahoma!, directed by Broadway star Patrick Cassidy.

Course Offerings

The B.F.A. in musical theatre requires fewer electives, and offers a rigorous structure that encourages students to focus on skills and training towards becoming a professional musical theatre actor.

You will receive a well-rounded education by combining the core curriculum and courses in your major:

  • Acting
  • Voice and Speech
  • Music Theory/Piano/Sightsinging
  • Foundations of Musical Theatre
  • Musical Theatre History
  • Theatre History
  • Ensemble Singing
  • Musical Theatre Acting Techniques
  • Repertoire
  • Professional Seminar
  • Stage Makeup
  • Elements of Stagecraft
  • Production

Faculty bring industry experience to the classroom

Point Park faculty members bring academic and work experience into the classroom.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Zeva Barzell.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
"Everything that I bring into the classroom on daily basis filters through my own training and experience as a performer, director and choreographer. I was very fortunate in my professional career that I wanted to start teaching as a way to give back to train the next generation of artists."

Alumni success

Learn about where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.

More profiles
Pictured is alumna Sarah Meahl.
"Gina" and understudy for "Indigo" in Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR on Broadway
Pictured is alumna Viveca Chow.
Swing in Miss Saigon on Broadway