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Point Park University


Conservatory of Performing Arts
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Pittsburgh,PA 15222
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Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Productions

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinema Productions

Bachelor of Arts in Animation and Visual Effects

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects

Bachelor of Arts in Screenwriting

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Screenwriting

Bachelor of Arts in Ballet

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet

Bachelor of Arts in Jazz

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz

Bachelor of Arts in Modern Dance

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Modern Dance

Bachelor of Arts in Dance Pedagogy

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts: Performance and Practices

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Production


As one of the top programs of its kind in the nation, the conservatory combines real-world experience and rigorous training with internationally recognized master teachers, directors, producers, writers and choreographers that will help transform your dreams into reality. Here, at Pittsburgh's only Downtown university, you'll be energized by a hip, urban campus.

Notable Alumni Include: Rianne Lindsey, Justin Peebles, James Ogden II, Tyler Matylewicz, Gabriel Florentino, Perris Drew, Sarah Meahl, Philip Irvin, Justin Fortunato, Connor Russell, Viveca Chow, Lamont Walker, Peter Hughes, Tony Yazbeck, Nicole Soriano, Callan Bergmann, Eileen Janesz, Jonathan Freeland, Caitlin Howley, Jaron Frand, Kevin James Doyle, James Ogden, Daina Michelle Griffith, Jordan Grubb, Ashley Archambeau, Marcus Stevens, Dave Droxler, Clayton Cornelious, John Magaro, Amadeo Fusca, James (Washington) Manning, Floyd McLean, Bianca Melidor and Terrell Rogers, Shawn Lesniak, Annie Morgan, Emily Bezbatchenko, Eileen Grace, Andrew Wright, Caroline Loeser, Erica Messonnier, Sloan Pearson, James Gowan, Ahmad Simmons, Gabriella Sorrentino, Taylor Goska, , Joshua Manculich, Alexandra Pernice, Alexandra Zegar, Ian Spring, Luke Murphy, Lauren Garson, Alyssa Briddes, Hannah James, Heidi Ward, Zak Boyle, Alisyn Blackwell, Hannah Snyder, Bethany Winchester, Alan Stevens, Alex Tracy, Jason Elrod, Heidi Schlegel, Landon Kijowski, Jonathan Joseph, Rebecca Markuson, Missy Haught, Maranda Wodzinski, Jonathan DeCarlo, Cristin Goss, Michael DiGuglielmo, Kevin Kaufmann.

Faculty Info: Laura Boyd, associate professor Elise D'Haene, teaching artist Andrew Halasz, professor Rick Hawkins, senior teaching artist Fredrick Johnson, professor David Morrison, assistant professor Hanjin Park, assistant professor Matt Pelfrey, graduate program director and associate professor John Rice, master teaching artist Noel Schermaier, visiting teaching artist Jonathan Trueblood, associate professor Garfield Lemonius, chair and associate professor Crystal Frazier, assistant professor Colleen Hooper, assistant professor Jay Kirk, professor Kiesha Lalama, professor Judith Leifer-Bentz, associate professor Kiki Lucas, assistant professor Jason McDole, associate professor Susan Stowe, professor April Daras, chair and assistant professor of theatre arts Aaron Bollinger, professor of theatre production Zeva Barzell, professor and head of musical theatre Jane Howell, master teaching artist Richard Keitel, professor Rochelle Z. Klein, professor Ronald Allan-Lindblom, professor and artistic director emeritus, Pittsburgh Playhouse Tim Marquette, assistant professor and head of private voice Kim Martin, producing director, Pittsburgh Playhouse Stephanie Mayer-Staley, professor and head of production Sheila McKenna, professor and associate artistic director, Conservatory Theatre Company John McManus, associate professor and head of acting Samuel G.C. Muñoz, associate professor Adam Wachter, visiting assistant professor Robin Walsh, professor Cat Wilson, assistant professor Philip Winters, professor

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