B.F.A. in Drama (Acting Theater)

Carnegie Mellon University – USA

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
B.F.A. in Drama (Acting Theater)
Duration4 Years
LevelBachelors Program
  • The School of Drama Acting and Music Theater Option is designed for students pursuing careers in acting and/or musical theater disciplines
  • Students are introduced to the basic acting skills necessary to develop a versatile acting, 
  • The program is divided into four distinct and rigorous phases of learning, each year consecutively building upon the last
  • Showcase provides all students with the opportunity to perform before industry professionals in New York, LA and Pittsburgh
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees4215694 INR
Hostel & Meals1081315 INR
Insurance190644 INR
Transportation49803 INR
Books/Misc.175776 INR
Fees99899 INR
Total1597437 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
  • Applicants must have completed their 12th grade
  • The admitted students average GPA in their previous studies is 3.78
  • Applicant must have passed high school
    • 4 years English
    • 2 years Foreign Language
    • 10 electives
ExamsTOEFL: 102
  • Applicants with a sub score of 25 or more on each section will be considered

IELTS: 7.5
  • 7.5 or more in each section

SAT: Accepted

The admitted students averages are:

  • SAT-ERW: 660-740
  • SAT-M: 680-790

Additional info
    • Resume including any training and experience in theater, film, music, and dance as well as academic achievements, work experience, and community service
    • Headshot, TWO short, contrasting monologues from plays
    • The monologues should be selected from one contemporary piece and one classical piece (pre-1900)
    • Should portray characters that fall in your natural age range (teens and 2
    • The monologues should be no longer than 90 seconds each
    • One should be shot in close-up (head and shoulders) and another showing your full body
    • Perform two, contrasting monologues, One classical monologue from a play written before 1900 with an emphasis on heightened language, One contemporary piece written in the 20th or 21st century (each monologue should be only one minute)
    • Each monologue should be within natural age range
    • Be sure to read the entire play the monologue is excerpted from so you are able to demonstrate an understanding of the character and situation
    • You may use hand props, but not costumes
    • Be prepared to perform a third monologue if asked
    • Bring a resume and headshot or recent photograph to leave at the audition
  • Interview recommended but not required
  • Note: For those applying to join the Fall 2021 first-year class and beyond, SAT Subject Tests are neither required nor recommended, and these scores won’t be considered in the admission review process
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