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

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre - Acting Major 

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 Requirements for Acting Majors


In addition to coursework, the undergraduate actor at Purdue has ample opportunity to perform. While acting in the Marquee Season 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 curriculum for the B.A. in Acting or for program requirements, contact:

Acting/directing: Kristine Holtvedt,

Acting/movement: Rich Rand,

Acting/voice: Richard Sullivan Lee,

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