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Meet Annie Brewer

Cinema Production
December 2018
Academic, Artistic Achievement
Athens, Ohio
High School
Alexander Public School
Dream Job
Directing my own TV series. While we're dreaming here, I'd love to be the second female ever to win an academy award for directing.

”The [cinema] program is really geared towards getting you hired in the industry. Compared to programs at other liberal arts schools, I know I’m getting a leg up at Point Park."

Annie Brewer

Why did you choose Point Park University?

After growing up in a farm town, I was really looking for something different. I always fancied myself as a city person, so I looked for art schools in bigger cities. I visited Point Park to check out the cinema program and I immediately knew it was what I wanted. The coursework is all very hands-on and we're learning practical skills. The program is really geared towards getting you hired in the industry. Compared to programs at other liberal arts schools, I know I'm getting a leg up at Point Park.

The University Center is home to the cinema department. What do you like about this unique space?

I have to admit, having an actual movie theater as a classroom is pretty cool. Having all of your professors in one place, plus the equipment and the studios right downstairs, is very convenient. It's a good set up.

Where is your favorite location in the city to take photos?

There are two locations I really love - a club in North Oakland and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. I would have a photo shoot on the North Shore near PNC Park every day if I could.

Pittsburgh has the best food scene. Where's your favorite place to get ice cream?

The best place Downtown is The Milkshake Factory, but the best in Pittsburgh is definitely Dave and Andy's Homemade Ice Cream in Oakland. They have really unique flavors and they're always changing. I am very passionate about this topic.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

The best advice I have is to keep working. Remember that there's always more you can do to improve. Take your work very seriously, without taking yourself too seriously, and remember that you're still learning. Take every opportunity that comes your way, because sometimes little jobs lead to way bigger ones. Find what you're skilled at, but more importantly, find what makes you happy. College is a better experience when you're doing something you love.

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Text by Brittany Bishop, senior sports, arts, and entertainment management major
Photo by Annie Brewer

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