The School of Drama Acting and Music Theater Option is a rigorous program designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the professional workforce.
The program is a conservatory training course within a university setting offering students a four-year, sequence-based program leading to a B.F.A. in Drama.
Both acting and music theater students take the same extensive core curriculum classes of acting, voice and speech, and movement. Additionally, students elect to take a number of cross-option classes within the School of Drama and periodic electives within the university.
Classes are small and an emphasis is placed on highly-individualized, personal attention, as well as developing a sense of collaboration and working in an ensemble. The faculty consists of working theater professionals committed to teaching and instilling the highest standards of discipline, quality and professional ethics.
"I think of my time at Carnegie Mellon as the most creative and most expansive time I've ever experienced...it was a four year playground." -- Zachary Quinto ('99), Actor/producer, Star Trek, Margin Call, Heroes
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