2015 PreCollege Information Get an Inside Look

The 2015 Pre-College Program will convene from June 27-August 8, 2015. The application deadline is May 1, 2015. Fill out your application here.


Books to Purchase

All books will be available for sale at the University Bookstore, located in the basement of the University Center. A bookstore salesperson will direct you to the Pre-College Drama bookshelf area if you have trouble finding the books. Students may also choose to purchase text books from another bookstore or online vendor.


ALL STUDENTS need to have copies of the following books for Dramatic Literature:

The Bacchae, Euripides, tr. CK Williams, ISBN: 0374522065
A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams, ISBN: 9780811216029
A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry, ISBN: 0679755330
Mother Courage and her Children, Bertolt Brecht, tr. Willett & Mannheim, ISBN:1-55970-234-6
Ruined, Lynn Nottage, ISBN: 0822223902
Gypsy, Jule Styne/Arthur Laurents/Stephen Sondheim, ISBN: 1559360860

ACTING and MUSICAL THEATER students will also need (for the Audition class):

Audition, Michael Shurtleff, Bantam; Reissue Edition (December 2, 1979), ISBN: 0553272950

DESIGN AND PRODUCTION students MAY want to buy:

Drafting for the Theatre by Dennis Dorn & Mark Shanda
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 2nd edition (February 23, 2012)
ISBN-10: 0809330377
ISBN-13: 978-0809330379

The drafting book is NOT required.  Handouts will be provided in class

Some individual instructors may also be requiring inexpensive books for their sections.  Estimated Total Cost of Textbooks: $100