College of Liberal Arts

The acting program at Purdue University seeks to expand the young actor’s range of knowledge and expression through the performance of drama. The actor is a channel for the truth in the play and must possess the ability to comprehend the playwright’s message and communicate it as a character. The acting program consists of acting core classes, specialized training, and related required courses. Upon completion, the student may choose to enter directly into an acting career, any communication-related field, or pursue graduate study for a career in theatre.

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Plan of Study


Related Career Interests

Visual or Performing Arts

Careers in Acting
  • Actor
  • 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
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