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Design & Production Major - BA

About the Program

The student will receive a solid foundation in the design and production of theatre as part of a well-rounded liberal arts education. Working as part of a team, the student learns to communicate and collaborate in a creative environment toward the realization of a theatrical production. Each student may choose to focus on a given area of the design and production process. Upon completion, the student may pursue a career in the theatre or related areas, or explore advanced training and/or graduate study.

Degree Information for Design & Production Majors  

Production Opportunities

In addition to coursework, the undergraduate at Purdue has numerous opportunities each year to participate in and gain experience from productions. Advanced undergraduate students are often assigned to design and production positions in the Mainstage season.

Faculty Contacts

For more information about the Design & Production major, contact:

Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies (Spring 2021): Dr. William Lewis, Visiting Assistant Professor, Directing and Performance
Department of Theatre Chair; Associate Professor of Practice, Technical Direction: Rich Dionne
Associate Professor, Directing and Performance: Ann M. Shanahan
Assistant Professor, Costume Design: Ashley Bellet
Associate Professor, Scenic Design: Rusty Jones
Associate Professor, Lighting Design: Michael McNamara
Professor, Sound Design/Sound for the Performing Arts: Richard K. Thomas

Apply Online

Visit the Purdue Admissions page to apply.