Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance Department of TheatreCollege of Liberal Arts

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.

Degree Information for Acting Majors



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.


Faculty Contacts

For specific questions regarding the Acting major, contact:

Acting and directing: Kristine Holtvedt
Acting and movement: Rich Rand
Acting and voice: Richard Sullivan Lee


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