Purdue University is a very large public college offering a number of disciplines along with theatre majors and is situated in West Lafayette, Indiana. The school was opened in 1869 and is currently offering Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in 2 theatre programs.
Students develop close, cooperative relationships with their mentors in a nurturing and challenging artistic environment.
Programs include The Professional Actor Training Program, Costume Design, Audio Technology and Design and production. Tuition is just short of $30,000 for the year and admission to the school is dependent on academic records, any relative employment history, test scores such as TOEFL and letters of recommendation.
The school hosts of 4 ticketed shows presented between September and April. Productions involve a mix of undergraduate, graduate, faculty, and guest artists who serve as directors, designers, actors, and technicians.
Non-ticketed productions generated by members of the Purdue Theatre community comprise of diverse Shrader Workshop series. Students in all the performance and production assignments are chosen by open audition or interview, and non-theatre majors are always welcome to join in and participate in these events to get some experience in the field. This is definitely a great step towards a successful career in the theatre industry.