Bachelor of Arts in Theatre - Acting Major
About the Program
For students who desire a program of study intended to provide training for a career as an actor, or for preparation to enter a field where communication and collaboration are essential to success. The Acting program at Purdue University seeks to expand the student’s range of knowledge and expression through the performance of drama. Upon completion, the student may work toward a life in the theatre, choose to pursue a communication-related career, or explore advanced training and/or graduate study.
In addition to coursework, the undergraduate actor at Purdue has ample opportunity to perform. While acting in Mainstage season productions is often the responsibility of advanced undergraduate and graduate actors, numerous opportunities exist each year for actors at the beginning and intermediate levels.
For specific questions regarding the Acting major, contact:
Professor, Acting; Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies: Richard Stockton Rand
Professor, Theatre History and Criticism: Anne Fliotsos
Associate Professor, Acting: Kristine Holtvedt
Visiting Assistant Professor, Directing and Performance: William Lewis
Visit the Purdue Admissions page to apply.