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(Above) Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company performed Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, directed and choreographed by Professor Zeva Barzell.

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 131-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 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, student-directed films, two student companies as well as other performance opportunities within the musical theatre program and the conservatory.

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
  • Private Voice
  • Music Theory/Piano/Sight-singing
  • Dance
  • Script and Score Analysis
  • Musical Theatre History
  • Theatre History
  • Ensemble Singing
  • Acting Through Song
  • Repertoire
  • Junior Lab
  • Professional Seminar
  • Advanced Topics
  • 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.
"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."

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