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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

Acting Webpage

Transfer to Acting

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Recruitment Office,
(765) 494-6291

College of Liberal Arts

Careers in Acting

  •   Actor
  •   Stage Manager
  •   Director/ Producer
  •   Playwriting
  •   Teaching
  •   Journalism
  •   Attorney
  •   Scriptwriting
  •   Producing
  •   Public Speaking
  •   Sales
  •   Management

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