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Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama produces innovators, practitioners, and industry leaders in the arts and entertainment professions who indelibly impact how people experience the world at large.

The Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama is the oldest conservatory training and the first degree-granting drama institution in the United States of America. Founded in 1914, the school combines established practice with innovation, pedagogical and technological advancement across all disciplines. School of Drama graduates commit to the enrichment of diverse arts practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression, and promote community and diversity. The school’s conservatory program within the university prepares students intellectually, artistically, and practically to be leaders in their chosen professions, whether it be on stage, in film, television, or within the expanding realm of new media.

UNIVERSITY APPLICATION

Please apply to Carnegie Mellon University via the Common App prior to submitting your pre-screen. You can find out more about CMU admission requirements here.

The School of Drama application for Fall 2022 will close on December 1, 2021.   


APPLICATION FEE WAIVERS:
There is a $115 application fee for each Acceptd application submitted due at the time of application. Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama provides application fee waivers for students who meet one of the indicators of economic need as outlined on the Common Application. For details on how to receive a fee waiver prior to submitting your application, please visit our website.


APPLYING TO ACTING OR ACTING/MUSIC THEATER:

This is the pre-screening website for Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. Pre-Screens are required for BFA Acting and BFA Acting/Music Theater. You must complete this pre-screening process prior to December 1 in order to be considered for an invitation to audition. 

CMU School of Drama participates in the Musical Theater Common Prescreen Requirements for songs and monologues. We require Option A for Songs and Option B for Monologues. We do not accept the Wildcard or Dance pre-screen selections.

IF YOU APPLY TO ACTING/MUSIC THEATER YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE CONSIDERED FOR THE ACTING PROGRAM. DO NOT SUBMIT A SEPARATE PRE-SCREEN.

APPLYING TO DESIGN/PRODUCTION:
This is the pre-screening website for Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. Pre-Screen portfolios are required for BFA Design/Production. Invitations for interviews will be sent out following the pre-screen deadlines. You will not have access to schedule your interview prior to receiving your invitation.
Early Decision applicants must complete this pre-screening process prior to November 1 in order to be considered for an interview invitation.
Regular Decision applicants must complete this pre-screening process prior to December 1 in order to be considered for an interview invitation. 

APPLYING TO DIRECTING:
Pre-screens are not required for BFA Directing. Please select your program by December 1 from the drop-down menu on the left to submit all audition/portfolio materials and schedule your interview. 

APPLYING TO DRAMATURGY:
Pre-screens are not required for Dramaturgy. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting your supplementary materials to drama-relations@andrew.cmu.edu by December 1.

Thank 
you. We look forward to seeing your work!

Questions? Please contact drama-relations@andrew.cmu.edu.

For more information about all of Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama programs visit drama.cmu.edu.

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.