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The B.F.A. in acting is a rigorous 129-credit program in stage performance that prepares graduates for a career as a professional actor. Accomplished instructors provide students with an eight-semester training program in Downtown Pittsburgh, a city endowed with a rich, vibrant theatre culture.

Students experience a combination of intensive training and practice in our production program through:

  • Conservatory Theatre Company, Point Park's student company which presents a five-show season of musicals and dramas directed by faculty and guest artists;
  • Playhouse Jr. , Point Park's theatre company for young audiences;
  • The REP, Point Park's professional Equity theatre company;
  • Senior showcase, top acting seniors travel and perform for casting directors, talent agents, managers and other industry professionals in New York City.

From your first semester to graduation, the B.F.A. in acting program emphasizes each student's unique talents and teaches them how to cultivate and apply techniques that best develop them as a person and an actor.

Faculty bring industry experience to the classroom

Point Park faculty members bring academic and work experience into the classroom.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is John McManus
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
John McManus teaches acting and voice and speech classes at Point Park University. 

Course Offerings

The B.F.A. in acting requires fewer electives, and offers a structure that encourages students to focus on skills and training towards becoming a professional actor. You will receive a well-rounded education by combining the core curriculum and courses in your major:

  • Acting
  • Voice and Speech
  • Singing for Actors
  • Stage Movement
  • Script Analysis
  • Improv
  • Acting for Camera
  • Foundations of Modern Drama
  • Showcase
  • Professional Seminar
  • Interpret Creative Works

Career Options

Graduates will be well-positioned to compete for jobs with professional acting companies, productions and associations. In addition, graduates will have a strong foundation to create and produce original work. You can find our alumni performing on Broadway, with national tours, in regional theatre, on web series, on television shows and in movies.

Alumni success

Learn about where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.

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Pictured is alumnus Perris Drew. Submitted photo.

2016 alumnus Perris Drew landed a role in The Bobby Brown Story on BET.

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