Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama produces innovators, practitioners, and industry leaders in the arts and entertainment professions who indelibly impact how people experience the world at large. The first degree-granting drama institution in the USA, the School combines established practice with progressive pedagogical and technological advancement across disciplines. We commit to enriching a myriad of arts practices, championing interdisciplinary collaborations, and exploring new forms of creative expression. We create an environment that encourages diversity of opinions, voices, perspectives, and experiences and honors the identities (inclusive of race, gender, class, sexuality, religious belief, and ability) of all members of our community. We promote creative theatrical storytelling of a variety of cultures. The conservatory program within the university is one that prepares students intellectually, artistically, and practically to be leaders in their chosen professions, whether it be on stage, in film, television, or within the expanding realm of new media.