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.

Acting Website

Plan of Study

Theatre Acting, BA

Related Career Interests

Careers in Acting

  • Actor
  • Stage Manager
  • Director/ Producer
  • Playwriting
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Attorney
  • Scriptwriting
  • Producing

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 Information
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