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

All School of Drama pre-screen audition or interview/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 getacceptd.com/cmudrama between September 1 and December 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 getacceptd.com/cmudrama at that time. 
  • Design/Production applicants must register for an in-person interview/portfolio review on getacceptd.com/cmudrama between September 1 and December 1. (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 getacceptd.com/cmudrama between September 1 and December 1.
  • Dramaturgy applicants don't have an audition/portfolio review requirement but must submit additional documentation to the Office of Admission by December 1.

Audition, Interview & Portfolio Review Schedule 2019-2020

City Date Acting Music Theater Directing Design/Production Notes
Pittsburgh 11/3/2019 - - - Undergrad Celebration of Diversity & Turn Tartan Overnight
New York 1/18/2020 Undergrad Undergrad Undergrad Undergrad & Grad  
New York 1/19/2020 Undergrad Undergrad Undergrad Undergrad & Grad  
New York 1/20/2020 Undergrad Undergrad - -  
New York 1/21/2020 Undergrad Undergrad - -  
Pittsburgh 1/25/2020 - Undergrad Undergrad Undergrad & Grad Celebration of Diversity & Turn Tartan Overnight
Pittsburgh 1/26/2020 Undergrad - Undergrad Undergrad & Grad  
Chicago 2/3/2020 Undergrad Undergrad Undergrad Undergrad & Grad  
Chicago 2/4/2020 Undergrad Undergrad Undergrad Undergrad & Grad  
Chicago 2/5/2020 Undergrad Undergrad - Undergrad & Grad  
Chicago 2/6/2020 Undergrad Undergrad - -  
Los Angeles 2/8/2020 Undergrad Undergrad - Undergrad & Grad  
Los Angeles 2/9/2020 Undergrad Undergrad - Undergrad  
Pittsburgh 2/15/2020 - Undergrad Undergrad Undergrad & Grad  
Pittsburgh 2/16/2020 Undergrad - Undergrad Undergrad & Grad  
Pittsburgh 2/22/2020 - Undergrad - Grad only  
Pittsburgh 2/23/2020 Undergrad - - Grad only