The Purdue acting program seeks to expand the student's range of knowledge and expression through the performance of drama. The program consists of acting core classes, specialized training, and required core courses as part of a liberal arts education. Upon completion, the student may work towards a life in the theatre, choose to pursue a communication-related career, or explore advanced training and/or graduate school.
Plan of Study
Related Career Interests
Careers in Acting
- Public speaker/presenter
- Graduate or professional school
- Trial attorney (develop presentation skills)
- Many other positions in business/management, not necessarily related to theatre arts but able to capitalize on students' broad-based liberal arts skill set
Transfer to Acting
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 2.2
Contact InformationUndergraduate Student Recruitment Office,