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A pre-screen submission is now required for acting, musical theatre and theatre arts applicants. Details below.

Requirements for Prospective Fall 2020 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

Audition and Portfolio Results Notification Schedule

Acting

Applicants who audition by March 2, 2020 and are academically admitted, will receive their artistic decision and possible artistic achievement award via email and letter beginning March 11, 2020

Musical Theatre

Applicants who audition by March 2, 2020 and are academically admitted, will receive their artistic decision and possible artistic achievement award via email and letter beginning March 11, 2020

Theatre Arts

Applicants who audition by March 2, 2020 and are academically admitted, will receive their artistic decision and possible artistic achievement award via email and letter beginning March 11, 2020

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 your audition or interview.
  • 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. You must complete the pre-screening process in order to be considered for an in-person audition. Applicants must have an application for academic admittance on file BEFORE submitting their pre-screen materials. 

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

  • Portfolios and interviews are required for stage-management and technical theatre/design.

  • Portfolios are required for cinema production, cinema and media studies, animation and visual effects, screenwriting and writing for the screen and media.

Please note: A $90 artistic review fee is required for acting, musical theatre and theatre arts. A $60 audition registration fee is required for dance. Fee is paid at the time of the pre-screen submission (acting, musical theatre and theatre arts applicants only). Artistic review/registration fees are non-refundable. 

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.