Drama Frequently Asked Questions
- Why don't I need an audition tape?
- Will I need to bring monologues or music?
- Will there be a final production?
- How many students are in the Drama program?
- Where can I get textbooks?
- Are the dance wear requirements really requirements?
- Can I take an elective in the School of Music or another department?
- I'm not a Drama student. Can I take a dance, audition or improv class?
- Will this program help me get into Carnegie Mellon?
Why don't I need an audition tape?
Our Pre-College program is open to all students of varied experience who are interested in pursuing a conservatory education.
Will I need to bring monologues or music?
If you have material you are working on or would like to work on, please bring it along.
Will there be a final production?
There is no final production. Our program is focused on process not product.
How many students are in the Drama program?
Where can I get textbooks?
The University Book Store will have all the texts you need. You can also purchase books from another bookseller prior to your arrival. No specific edition or translator is required.
Are the dance wear requirements really requirements?
If you have specific questions concerning dancewear, contact Maria Stoy at 412-268-3284 or email@example.com.
Can I take an elective in the School of Music or another department?
No. Because of class times and varying schedules, you cannot take classes outside the Drama program.
I'm not a Drama student. Can I take a dance, audition or improv class?
No. Because there are so many students enrolled in the drama program, we do not have space in our classes to accommodate students from other programs.
Will this program help me get into Carnegie Mellon?
The program is primarily designed to help rising seniors prepare for college auditions. To that end, each student enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to audition/interview for early acceptance for the School of Drama at the end of the summer session. However, students should be aware that the School of Drama auditions hundreds of students during the year for the few available spots and only a few can be accepted. In the past few years one or two students have been accepted in to performance programs for the summer program from a pool of nearly one hundred and twenty students. Several more have been accepted into design PTM programs.