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Summer Pre-College Admission

COVID-19 Summer Pre-College Update

At Marist, our top priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all of our students. With that in mind, the decision has been made to adapt our Summer Pre-College 2020 program to a 3-week online experience with 8 courses from July 6 -24. This program will not be available during Summer 2020. View Summer 2020 virtual courses or check back for update courses for Summer 2021. 

Summer Pre-College: Theatre

We love theatre, you love theatre, let’s explore the art and practice of theatre together! Come further your love of our craft while learning how studying theatre is a vehicle to a range of career paths. The Marist Summer Pre-College Theatre Program offers you a 13 day higher education “test-drive” on the beautiful Marist campus. This program introduces you to rigorous college-level material and the unique experience of living on campus. Mornings are filled with acting games, scene study and interrogating plays, and afternoons are spent learning the roles of theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, choreographers, playwrights, and producers. You will work closely with Marist faculty and professional artists and our program includes trips to see theatre in the Hudson Valley. Pre-College Theatre culminates with a final showcase of acting scenes for an invited audience, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your new skills from your two-week hands-on experience.  Best of all, we keep our program small so that your experience is an intimate and rewarding one. 

If you love theatre as much as we do, you will love immersion in all aspects of this program—learning from college faculty and professionals, applying performance skills, studying college-level course material, seeing Hudson Valley theatre and meeting new life-long friends.

Marist Summer Pre-College Theatre program

Welcome to Marist!

Marist College is a highly selective comprehensive liberal arts institution noted for its leadership in technology in and out of the classroom. When prospective students see Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the faculty attentiveness, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop skills, make lifelong friends, and finish ahead of the competition for their next steps.


College Credit

Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Upon successful completion of the Summer Pre-College Theatre Program, each student earns three transferable college credits for the Marist course ENG 150 Introduction to Theatre. Intro to Theatre is a required course for all Marist students with English majors or Theatre minors, and also counts as Core Fine Arts credit for all Marist students.


Program Cost

Please see below for the 2020 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.