Submit the Common Application after August 15. You must use your Common Application ID to register for a pre-screening, audition or portfolio review.

All School of Drama pre-screenings, auditions or portfolio reviews have a $115 fee, due at the time of online registration. However, if you've qualified for a fee waiver under the Common Application guidelines, you can also have your Drama fee waived. For Acting and Music Theater applicants subsequently invited to an in-person audition based on their pre-screening submission, no additional fees will be required. 

The School of Drama requirements vary by major. Please register accordingly:

  • Acting and Music Theater applicants must submit pre-screening materials to after September 1. Pre-screening notifications will be released on a rolling basis, approximately two weeks after your pre-screening submission date. Applicants invited to an in-person audition based on their pre-screening submission should register for their audition on at that time. 
  • Design/Production applicants must register for an in-person portfolio review on after September 14. (Our in-person reviews require applicants to bring a physical portfolio to the review, review our Design/Production guidelines.)
  • Directing applicants must register for an in-person audition/interview on after September 14.
  • Dramaturgy applicants don't have an audition/portfolio review requirement but must submit additional documentation to the Office of Admission. 

Tentative Audition/Portfolio Review Schedule 2017-2018:
November 2017 - Pittsburgh (Design/Production applicants only)
January 2018 - Pittsburgh & New York City
February 2018 - Pittsburgh, Chicago, Los Angeles (no directing auditions in Los Angeles)