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

Undergraduate Majors, Minors, & Certificates

About the Programs

Theatre is the most collaborative of all art forms, incorporating aspects of music, dance, and visual art. Theatre requires us to create an imaginary world on stage—a world that calls us to explore the human condition, provoking us to better understand ourselves and our society.

Students learn from faculty who are award winning teachers and professionals in their fields, in an environment that teams a world-class university with an ethnically/culturally rich student body.

In addition to obtaining a well-rounded Liberal Arts education, Theatre majors at Purdue are prepared to compete for entry into graduate programs or to pursue a professional career.

The Purdue Department of Theatre offers:

Theatre students are expected to be active members of our production community. In this laboratory setting, students not only apply information and ideas learned in classes, but also learn the critical lessons of responsibility, commitment, and cooperation, all crucial skills for survival in our 21st century world. 


Faculty Contacts

Acting & Directing: Kristine Holtvedt
Acting & Movement: Rich Rand
Acting & Voice: Richard Sullivan Lee
History & Theatre Studies: Dr. Anne Fliotsos
Costume Design: Jan Evans 
Lighting Design: Michael McNamara
Scenic Design: Rusty Jones
Sound Design/Sound for the Performing Arts: Rick Thomas
Technical Direction: Rich Dionne


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