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.
All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success: communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.
Plan of Study
Related Career Interests
Marketing, Advertising, Communication, and Writing Public Service or Social Sciences Visual or Performing Arts
Careers in Acting
- Stage Manager
- Director/ Producer
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
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