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Community Classes

The Department of Performing Arts Community Classes at Point Park University offers NON-CREDIT classes in theater, dance and music for youths, teenagers, adults and local college students. Part of the Conservatory of Performing Arts, we operate several programs:

Fall Term: 2014 non-credit class schedule
Sept. 2 to Dec. 8, 2014


  1. Community Classes in Performing Arts (dance, acting and singing) 
  2. Pre-Professional Dance Program (for high school students and older)


  1. Movement Workshop - Jan 5 - 9, 2015
In this intensive one-day workshop, students will learn how to include works in their applications to be more competitive for scholarships. Stop-motion and animation timing techniques will be demonstrated. Students will design their own clay characters that can be used for their animation portfolio. 

          SUMMER DANCE

          1. International Summer Dance - June 22 to Aug. 1, 2015 (3 or 6 weeks)
          2. Summer Dance Workshop - July 20-31, 2015  (2 weeks)

          SUMMER FILM

          1. Screenwriting Camp - July 6-10, 2015 (1 week)
          2. Camp Hollywood - July 13- 23, 2015 (2 weeks) 
          3. Traditional Animation Workshop - July 20-24, 2015(1 week)
          4. Digital Animation Workshop - July 27-31, 2015 (1 week)
          5. Sound Camp "The Art of Sound" - TBD (1 week)

              To request a class schedule by mail or receive further information about our programs, please contact us:

              Performing Arts Community Classes
              Point Park University
              201 Wood St.
              Pittsburgh, PA 15222
              Phone: 412-392-3456
              Fax: 412-392-3803
              Email: community@pointpark.edu

              Director: Michael Shahen
              Assistant to Director: Lesa Donati


              Please DO NOT make a payment until you are registered and have a University ID number/ account. All credit card payments must be placed into your Community Class Account. The University will no longer accept credit card payments directly. We have arranged for a third party vendor to accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover Card when payment is made online through QuickPay. You will be charged a 2.55% service fee by the vendor for this service. This fee will be in addition to tuition charges. Payment by E-Check (your debit card) will be available online at no cost to the payer. Since the system does not inform us of your online payment or show up immediately, please email, fax or mail in a copy of your payment receipt.  Thank you.


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