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Purdue Theatre

552 West Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907


Communication. Collaboration. Creativity. These essential skills are the hallmark of the training programs at Purdue Theatre. Students develop close, cooperative relationships with their mentors in a nurturing and challenging artistic environment.

Purdue Theatre faculty and staff are professional artists and technicians who work at major theatrical venues throughout the nation and the world. They share their experience in the classroom, on the stage, and one-on-one to prepare students for careers in the entertainment industry.

Purdue Theatre is housed in the beautiful Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, where students benefit from state of the art facilities and equipment.
Purdue Theatre offers the following degree programs:

Graduate Program:

    - The Professional Actor Training Program
    - Directing for the Theatre
    - The Design and Production Program:
          - Audio Technology
          - Costume Design
          - Lighting Design
          - Sound Design
          - Scenic Design
          - Technical Direction

Undergraduate Program:

    - Theatre Major
    - Acting Major
    - Design and Production Major
    - Sound for the Performing Arts Major
    - Theatre Minor
    - Design and Production Minor

Every play brings to the stage the collective work of a community of individuals toward the realization of a dramatic work that illuminates a playwright's vision and sheds light on our world.

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