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The B.F.A. in Theatre Arts is focused on a range of theatre-making practices and is designed to provide the multi-talented performer-entrepreneur with the environment and tools needed to create, develop and produce innovative, imaginative and thought-provoking theatre.

The theatre arts degree is one of very few undergraduate programs in the country training collaborators in contemporary theatre practices, who will go on to innovate and lead in making the theatre of tomorrow.

Working in our award-winning Pittsburgh Playhouse, a three-theatre national laboratory for young artists, students train under the guidance of professionally active faculty. Courses and opportunities explore playwriting, directing, devised work, ensemble pieces, creativity, aesthetics, design, producing, and social justice, among other topics, along with a rigorous sequence in core academics

Additionally, students have casting, assistant directing and other professional and internship opportunities within the theatre community in Pittsburgh. Our bustling Conservatory is set in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, adjacent to our Cultural District and many theatres, including:

  • The Pittsburgh Public Theatre
  • City Theatre
  • Bricolage Theatre Company
  • The August Wilson Center
  • Quantum Theatre
  • Pittsburgh Playwrights
  • Arcade Comedy Club
  • The New Hazlett Theatre
  • Civic Light Opera (CLO)

Students in the 125-credit program have the option to choose a concentration in self-directed studies, directing, playwriting and/or pursue a minor, a double major, study abroad and may, with summer coursework, complete their degree in three years.

Faculty bring industry experience to the classroom

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

Meet the faculty
Pictured is April Daras
"Keep an open mind about what is available and consider a range of options for your training. Point Park offers multiple paths to get you where you want to end up."

Course Offerings

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

  • Acting
  • Voice and Speech
  • Stagecraft
  • Improv
  • Playwriting
  • Stage Movement
  • Devised Theatre
  • Shakespeare
  • Ensemble Lab
  • Stage Makeup
  • Production
  • Directing
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Script Analysis
  • Professional Seminar
  • Senior Capstone

Student Success

Learn about opportunities theatre arts majors have at Point Park University.

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Assistant Director, American SonPittsburgh Public Theater

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