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:

School of Drama Tours


The School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University offers in-depth tours of the Purnell Center for the Arts for students and their families interested in learning more about the university and school. Tours are offered during the school year, Monday–Friday at 12pm, and are led by our student ambassadors. You must RSVP using the link below.

2023-2024 School of Drama Student Ambassadors

Virtual Q&As

During the school year, we invite you to get to know the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama by registering for a Zoom Information Session and Q&A. Q&As are led by current School of Drama student ambassadors. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have about life at CMU School of Drama!


The schedule for Fall 2023 Virtual Q&As will be available soon.


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