The School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University is a member of the consortium of conservatory theatre training programs. Auditions or interview/portfolio reviews are required for students applying to Acting/Music Theater, Design, the John Wells Directing Program, or Production Technology and Management.


Pre-College Admission
Please visit the PreCollege website for information about the summer program and for the most up to date application information:

Virtual Q&A

We invite you to get to know the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama by registering for a Zoom Information Session and Q&A. The schedule for Fall 2022 Virtual Q&As will be posted by mid-September.


Q&A sessions are for undergraduate interest. For graduate information, please email

Summer Tours of Purnell

Summer tours of Purnell Center for the Arts are offered most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from June 8 through August 12, 2022. Tours are from 12-1pm EST and begin on the second floor lobby landing in Purnell. Pre-registration is required. Masks are recommended.


Click here for current visitor protocols as they relate to Covid-19.

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