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Pictured is a high school student at animation camp. Photo | Sarah Cunningham
"I chose to attend animation camp to learn about traditional animation and to learn the techniques that could transfer to other types of animation." - Luke Tiday, Cumberland Valley High School

High school students are invited to visit Point Park University's campus in Downtown Pittsburgh to learn what it's like to study in one of our undergraduate majors. Explore specific information (fees and daily schedules) on each program below.

A student at the Accounting Career Awareness Program at Point Park practices his public speaking skills. | Photo by Connor Mulvaney
ACAP student practices his public speaking skills
  • Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP), (FILLED), June 21-26 - This one-week summer program introduces students to the accounting profession through an educational and interactive curriculum involving accounting, business, economics and finance professionals, University faculty and business, government and community mentors.
  • Camp Hollywood (FILLED - registrations being accepted for wait list), July 13-23 - Learn to write, direct and edit your own short film. You'll also work on the crew of several of your classmates' movies, learn how to operate the Panasonic HVX-200 HD digital video camera and use Final Cut Pro editing software.
Pictured is Grace Shapiro, 2014 CSI Summer Camp attendee. | Photo by Amanda Dabbs
Student investigates mock crime scene in CSI house
  • CSI Summer Camp, (FILLED), July 14-17 - Investigate a mock crime scene from start to finish. This four-day camp features a mixture of lectures, labs and investigative work performed right on campus in Point Park's crime scene investigation house.
  • Digital Animation Workshop, July 27-31 - Learn the skills required to breathe life into the characters and stories that exist in your imagination by exploring the art of illustration, animation and the creation of worlds for the characters you imagine using Adobe Creative Suite.

International Summer Dance
International Summer Dance performance
  • International Summer Dance, June 22-Aug. 1 (three or six weeks) - Dance with nationally and internationally-recognized teaching artists while participating in this comprehensive program. The curriculum includes daily technique classes in ballet, jazz and modern, supplemented by pointe and variations, male technique, pas de deux, tap, music for dancers, Pilates and yoga (by audition only).

  • Screenwriting Camp, July 6-10 - Learn the elements of storytelling and find your voice as a writer. At the end of the course, you will have a completed short script, the tools to uncover the mysteries of storytelling and a collection of exercises to jump-start your creativity.

Pictured are high school student attendees at the SAEM 214 Summer Workshop. | Photo by Amanda Dabbs
Students at Stage AE for SAEM workshop
  • Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Workshop, July 20-22 - This workshop consists of three days packed with info on what it's like to work in event management, talent representation, venue design, marketing and more. Behind-the-scenes tours of Stage AE, the Benedum Center, the Byham Theater and the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret theatre are included.

  • Summer Dance Workshop, July 20-31 - During this two-week program, students will participate in technique classes in ballet, jazz , modern, tap and pointe or strengthening (students who do not wish to take tap class can take pointe class five times a week). Classes are held Monday through Friday (no audition required).

Pictured are high school student attendees at the summer media workshop. Photo | Christopher Rolinson
Students at the Summer Media Workshop
  • Summer Media Workshop, June 15-19 - Get a taste of your career-to-be at one of our interactive multimedia workshops - learn about writing, video, audio, web, photography and social media. Students can choose from two residential workshops, sports media or arts and entertainment. Students will meet journalists in their chosen specialty and get to tour Pittsburgh's best venues.

  • Traditional Animation Workshop, July 22-26 - Students learn the classic hand drawn techniques, develop cartooning skills and learn the storyboarding process and Dragonframe stop motion software. Students will also design their own clay characters and bring them to life as part of a production team.

Learn more

Interested in learning more about Point Park? Take a virtual tour of campus, schedule a campus visit or attend an open house.

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