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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:

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.


Faculty Contacts

Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies; Professor, Performance: Richard Stockton Rand

Assistant Professor, Costume Design: Ashley Bellet 

Department of Theatre Chair, 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

Apply Online

Visit the Purdue Admissions page to apply.