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.


Spring 2024 tours are offered February 5 through April 26, every M–F at 12pm.

Register at the link below. (Only 1 ticket required per family.)


*Note: no tours will be offered during Spring Break, which is the week of March 4,
or during Spring Carnival – April 11-12.


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

2023-2024 School of Drama Student Ambassadors