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*Communicate with the rest of the collective by posting comments, queries, observations, anecdotes, discoveries, cries for attention, and information relevant to your production work, as you will. * Share the site address with your casts and crews - post links to your packets and dossiers. * Use the RSS feeds which link to a number of sites of interest to us, and suggest new ones. * Recruit people you know who might be interested in joining the program. *

How to Apply

How to Apply to the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama BFA in Production Dramaturgy Program.

The School of Drama is a member of the Consortium of Conservatory Theatre Training Programs.

First, go to the Carnegie Mellon Application portal at

You must fill out the Common Application for Carnegie Mellon University. Indicate on the Common Application Supplement that you would like to be considered for the Dramaturgy program.

Students who wish to be admitted into the Dramaturgy Option will need to demonstrate research and writing skills consummate with the level of expertise necessary to successfully complete the rigorous curriculum. In addition to the regular procedures for admission into the College of Fine Arts (timely submission of complete application materials, including transcripts to the Office of Admission by December 1 and updated high school transcripts by February 1, the non-refundable application fee, official ETS scores for SAT I or ACT, TOEFL or IELTS if the student's native language is not English, and Confidentiality Statement), the following materials must be included:

  • -A resume or curriculum vitae
  • -A letter written by the applicant describing the applicant's theatre experience and ambitions in the theatre
  • -Two letters from people (preferably teachers) familiar with the applicant's writing and research skills
  • -A sample of original research writing by the applicant of 1,000 words or longer; this document must conform to current MLA or APA citation protocols
  • -The additional audition fee required by the School of Drama is waived for Dramaturgy applicants unless they are also applying for admission in some other School of Drama Option. The program will initially admit between 4 and 8 students per year. Interviews will be scheduled on an individual basis for qualified candidates. 
  • To arrange an interview, please contact Dr. Michael Chemers at 412-268-2399, or Prospective students visiting on campus are always welcome and will receive red-carpet treatment - please call at least two weeks ahead.