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&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!


Check back in Fall 2023 for Virtual Q&A sign ups!


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

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. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer tours in the summer.


Please check back for tour registration in Fall 2023!

Purnell Center for the Arts