Undergraduate Program in Theatre
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Majors, Minors, and Certificates
Undergraduate programs in the Department of Theatre combine the best of a broad-based liberal arts education with specialized training in many aspects of the performing arts - including acting, design and technology, and theatre engineering. Students learn from a faculty and staff who are artists, technicians, and scholars working actively in their fields, in an environment that is both supportive and challenging - featuring one-on-one mentoring, small classes, and opportunities for applied work in production.
The Purdue Department of Theatre offers:
- Theatre Major - BA
- Sound for the Performing Arts Major - BA
- Theatre Minor
- Design & Production Minor
- Certificate - Acting: Communication through Performance
- Certificate - Lighting
Through training programs in Theatre students develop skills in communication, collaboration, and critical thinking along with cultural and creative competencies which prepare them for successful careers in the professional theatre and entertainment industries, further graduate study, as well as law, education, business and other fields.
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies; Professor, Performance: Richard Stockton Rand
Department of Theatre Chair; Professor, Directing and Performance: Ann M. Shanahan
Assistant Professor, Costume Design: Ashley Bellet
Associate Professor of Practice, Technical Direction: Rich Dionne
Professor, Acting: Kristine Holtvedt
Visiting Assistant Professor, Directing and Performance: Dr. William Lewis
Associate Professor, Scenic Design: Rusty Jones
Associate Professor, Lighting Design: Michael McNamara
Visiting Assistant Professor, Sound Design: Barry G. Funderburg
Visit the Purdue Admissions page to apply.