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Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance

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Design, Art, and Performance

Create your future in the arts at Purdue.

The Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the traditional studio arts, art education, art history, industrial design, visual communications design, interior design, theatre, dance and music. The Rueff School’s main facility, Pao Hall, includes Hansen Theatre, Mallett Theatre and the Rueff Galleries. The exciting calendar of lectures, performances, workshops and exhibitions in Pao Hall and across the campus are open to the community.

Our internationally acclaimed faculty publish, teach, exhibit, lecture and perform across the country and around the world. We are a vibrant community of thinkers, artists, performers, creators, composers and makers.  Join us for an exceptional and inspiring education in the arts at a world-class university.  

The Rueff School is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

We are a safe zone.  The Rueff School values diversity and inclusion, and we welcome and support individuals of every faith, creed, race, background and gender.