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Program Excellence

A Strategic Driver of Pioneer Vision 2030


Point Park will commit to industry- and community-immersed programs that leverage the strengths of our urban setting and offer unique student experiences.



Goals for the strategic initiative of program excellence include:

  • Become the market leader in the areas of arts, entertainment and media by creating links between the Conservatory and our other five schools with new majors and minors.
  • Enhance program quality and relevance. 
  • Enhance curriculum requirements.
  • Infuse experiential learning activities such as co-ops, internships, real-life project work and field study work across all curricula and modalities.
  • Create pathways for entrepreneurial studies and relevant credentials across all schools.
  • Create an Institute of Community Engagement to include urban studies, planning and renewal and become thought leaders for urban transformation, possibly creating an urban studies or urban planning academic program.
  • Expand Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in academic curricula and student learning experiences.

Key Performance Indicators

Key performance indicators for the strategic initiative of program excellence include:

  • Student-to-faculty ratios
  • Faculty qualifications
  • Student satisfaction surveys (NSSE and SSI items related to quality)
  • Internship/co-op opportunities and experiences
  • Regular assessment of student learning outcomes and the extent to which they align with program objectives and industry standards.

Program Excellence in Action