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    Carnegie Mellon Summer: Pre-College Drama

    Carnegie Mellon Summer: Pre-College Drama


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Six Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre Arts, Acting, Singing/ Vocal Training
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $7,000+
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (412) 268-5914
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    Where the Best in the Industry Bring out the Best in You.

    Here at Carnegie Mellon’s Pre-College Drama, you will be introduced to the intensity of a top-rated undergraduate conservatory experience. You will prepare for the rigor of the audition and application process. You will develop a clear picture of what the future could hold.


    Curriculum Overview:

    Pre-College Drama prepares students for the college audition and interview process, illustrating the kind of creativity and discipline required of students studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama curriculum. Classes are taught by nationally acclaimed Carnegie Mellon University faculty and adjunct professors.

    We offer several pathways to discover and prepare for an education and career in theater.

    Acting and Musical Theater: Students focus on the audition process rather than a production, allowing students to enter the college application and audition process with a repertoire of monologues and songs, as well as the skills needed to find material appropriate for their age and type.

    Design/Production:  Students leave with the beginning of a cohesive portfolio which they can build on for their college application process.


    Pre-College Drama is a six-week residential program for high school juniors and seniors that offers training and preparation for college auditions/interviews and exposure to a top-rated drama conservatory experience. Each of the three disciplines offered - Musical Theater, Acting, and Design/Production - has a different focus that will bring students unique experiences, challenging opportunities, and preparation for future theater endeavors. Through this program you may find value in a wider, liberal arts undergraduate experience where you can explore all the options afforded to you.

    Students will attend classes for approximately eight hours a day, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a daily lunch break.

    Pre-College Drama students are involved in a wide variety of classroom projects, topics, workshops, lectures and demonstrations, seminars, and master classes. All provide curriculum enrichment.