Pre-College Program for High School Students

spring pre-college

  • With a variety of topics offered students can pursue an interest outside of the traditional academic setting.

  • Take classes and interact with current college students, faculty, advisors, and admissions staff.

  • Earn credits at a reduced price when compared to school-year tuition.

Spring 2023 Course Offerings

  • TH106: Introduction to Acting (1 credit) 
The mission of this course is to introduce, practice, and hone the introductory level skills of the professional actor. We will tap into your individuality, creativity, and imagination to awaken and cultivate an emotionally open and impulsively alive actor. We will accomplish these goals through script analysis, theatre games, analysis work, and scene/monologue study.  Schedule
January 27 – May 12 (No class 3/24)
Friday, 3:30pm – 6:30pm  Tuition: $600  Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a Wagner College transcript.  APPLY HERE   
Joey Donnelly, Adjunct Faculty Wagner College

Joey Donnelly (He/They) is a New York based theatre maker, educator, and musician.  He has had the privilege of learning and working with master teachers such as Michael Aronov, Scott Zigler, Daniel Kramer (ENO, The Globe), Alla Sigalova (MXAT), David Herskovits (Target Margin Theatre), David Hammond, Marcus Stern, Igor Zolotovitski (MXAT), Donnie Mather (Atlantic), Pascale Lecoq, Amy Williams, and Erika Bailey to name a few. He currently studies with Brad Fleischer in New York.  Joey is a member of the international mask and physical theatre company, Theatre Hotel Courage based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Comprised of musicians, dancers, and actors, THC features performers from across the globe, with Joey serving as the company’s single American member.  He currently serves as Assistant Director and instructor of embodied acting at Harvard University, Professor of Theatre at CUNY/Qversity, and as Adjunct Professor at Wagner College.  Training: American Repertory Theater/Harvard University Institute for Advanced Theater Training (M.F.A., Acting), Moscow Art Theatre School (Acting, Movement, Voice); Accademia dell’arte, Tuscany (Commedia dell’arte), Manhattan School of Music Pre-college (Classical Trumpet); Wagner College (B.A. in Theatre and Speech)  Favorite acting credits include
Violet (Farmer Karl, A.R.T., Dir. Sammi Cannold, Nom. Best Actor In a musical/Broadway World Awards)
Middletown (John Dodge, Dir. Marcus Stern)
The Collection (Harry, Dir. Scott Zigler)
Surfacing (Planet Connections Festivity, Dir. Daniella Caggiano)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon)
BardCore (Mercutio, A.R.T./Oberon)
Christmas at the Ivanovs’ (Petya Perov)
Uncle Vanya (Vanya)
The Threepenny Opera (Smith)