Students receive a solid foundation in all aspects of theatre as part of a well-rounded liberal arts education. Working as part of a team, students learn to communicate and collaborate in a creative environment toward the realization of a theatrical production. Students may choose to focus in acting, costume design, lighting design, scenic design, or sound design. Students participate in numerous departmental productions to gain practical experience, develop portfolios, and connect and apply ideas and theories from their coursework and life. Theatre is the ideal program for the student who desires a general theatre education with a variety of experiences that will serve them in their future endeavors.
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.
Degree in 3Motivated, driven students can complete this major in three years. Degree in 3 allows students to enter the work force or graduate school a year earlier while also providing a cost-effective way to complete an undergraduate degree. Degree in 3 offers a great combination of cost-savings and the opportunity to accelerate your future and achieve your goals.
Plan of Study
Related Career Interests
Careers in Theatre
- Stage Manager
- Scenic Designer
- Promotions Manager
- House Manager
- Sales Marketing
Transfer to Theatre
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