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Conservatory of Performing Arts

Auditioning or Interviewing for the Conservatory

Students must complete a two-step application process:

Step 1:  Submit Your Application for Admission

You must have your application for academic admittance on file BEFORE you schedule an audition or interview.

  • Undergraduate students will apply to the Office of Admission.APPLY ONLINE! 
  • Graduate students will apply to the Graduate and Adult Enrollment Office. APPLY ONLINE!
  • You DO NOT have to be academically admitted into the University prior to scheduling your audition or interview. 
  • Official transcripts and test scores DO NOT have to be on file prior to your audition, interview or portfolio submission.

Step 2:  Schedule Your Audition or Interview or Submit Portfolio

Auditions are required for dance, musical theatre and acting. Interviews are required for stage management and technical theatre/design. Portfolios and interviews are required for cinema production, animation and visual effects and screenwriting.


Acting and Musical Theatre

Stage Management and Technical Theatre/Design

Cinema Arts

M.F.A. in Screenwriting and Playwriting: Low-Residency

  • Over the course of two years, students in the M.F.A. in writing for the screen and stage program are required to attend three residencies of one to two weeks on Point Park's Downtown Pittsburgh campus. Courses will be completed online during the fall and spring semesters.