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.


Note: We are unable to offer tours during the summer. Please check back in early September for our Fall 2024 tour schedule.


Questions? Contact Sarah Shechtman, Director of Recruitment & Enrollment, at

2023-2024 School of Drama Student Ambassadors