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:
- Bachelor of Arts - Theatre
- Bachelor of Arts - Acting
- Bachelor of Arts - Design & Production
- Bachelor of Arts - Sound for the Performing Arts
- Minor - Theatre
- Minor - Design & Production
- Certificate - Acting: Communication through Performance
- Certificate - Lighting
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.
Associate Professor, Acting: Kristine Holtvedt
Professor, Acting; Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies: Richard Stockton Rand
Visiting Assistant Professor, Directing & Performance: William Lewis
Professor, Theatre History & Criticism: Dr. Anne Fliotsos
Assistant Professor, Costume Design: Ashley Bellet
Associate Professor, Lighting Design: Michael McNamara
Associate Professor, Scenic Design: Rusty Jones
Professor, Sound Design/Sound for the Performing Arts: Richard K. Thomas
Associate Professor of Practice, Technical Direction; Coordinator of Design & Production Area: Rich Dionne
Visit the Purdue Admissions page to apply.