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Point Park Launches Scholarship Program for High School Students Who Visit Downtown Campus.
Scholarship details

Two-Step Application Process

  1. Academic admittance: Apply to Point Park (if you have not already applied). 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.
  2. Artistic admittance: Submit your artistic portfolio via Point Park University's Acceptd home page

Portfolios are reviewed by the faculty upon receipt and applicants will be notified of artistic decision and possible artistic achievement award as academic and artistic decisions are made. Please note that a portfolio submission is required in order to be considered for the Conservatory Artistic Achievement (talent) Scholarship. The cinema faculty reserve the right to request a phone or in-person interview as necessary; however, it is not mandatory unless requested by the faculty. 

The Department of Cinema Arts has rolling admissions; however, space is limited and we strongly encourage applicants to submit materials before March 1, 2024.

Artistic Portfolio Guidelines

Your artistic portfolio should include the following:

1. Personal Essay

Your personal essay should be 550-750 words and should include answers to the following questions:

  • What is it about yourself as an individual that makes you stand out in terms of your artistic abilities, creativity and vision?
  • What are your future professional goals?
  • Why are you applying to Point Park's cinema production program?

2. Creative Work Portfolio 

Provide 1-5 sample(s) of other creative work that best demonstrates your abilities in the area that you are applying to, including (but not limited to): video, media arts, film, short-films, YouTube videos, photography, music, writing samples.

3. List of Creative Work

Provide a list of all work submitted including a description of each work, your role or roles in creating the work (for example: writer, director, editor, etc.) and when the work was created. 

The cinema arts department will not review an application that is missing portions of the portfolio requirements.

Transfer Applicants

All of our B.F.A. programs in the cinema arts department are sequential and demanding, and therefore we require all students — including transfer students — to complete all four years of our program.

Transfer credits for cinema arts-related courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis, only if the student has earned a B or better for the course, and the course meets with faculty approval (based on review of the previous institution’s syllabi and course descriptions).

Contact Us

Questions? Give us a call at 412-392-3451 or email us