Carnegie Mellon University

School of Drama

Committed to Ongoing Progressive Engagement with all Forms of Theater

The School of Drama produces innovators, practitioners and industry leaders in the arts and entertainment professions. We combine established practice with innovative, pedagogical and technical advancement across all disciplines.

Photo of students on stage in a production.

Engage with Compelling Ideas

The School of Drama fosters curiosity about the fusion of other art forms and progressive theater practice. Theater as an art form has never been more influenced by technology, economics and larger cultural developments than now.

Connect with Professionals On and Off Campus

School of Drama classes are small so that students can collaborate with and receive highly individualized, personal attention from our faculty. Students can choose from our five undergraduate degree programs or our five graduate-level degree programs.

We encourage students and faculty to make connections off campus, within Pittsburgh, nationally and internationally. Our Visiting Artists Program exposes students to a broad cross-section of practicing artists, educators, researchers and theoreticians.