Theatre Design and Production

Theatre Design and Production is for students who desire a program of study intended to provide pre-professional training in design, technology, and/or management career in the entertainment industry. Working as part of a team, students learn to communicate and collaborate in a creative environment. The major consists of theatre core classes, specialized training, and related required courses to complete the liberal arts education. Upon completion, the student may pursue a career in the theatre or related areas, or explore advanced training and/or graduate study.

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Plan of Study

Theatre Design and Production, BA

Related Career Interests

Careers in Theatre Design and Production

  • Sound designer
  • Light designer
  • Scenic designer
  • Costume designer
  • Technicians
  • Production Staff
  • Designers, technicians and production staff for live theatre, musical theatre, opera, dance, concerts, event lighting, touring and corporate shows.
  • Students have also branched into related fields including television, film, architecture, video games and manufacturers of entertainment products.
  • Many other positions in business/management, not necessarily related to theatre arts but able to capitalize on students’ broad-based liberal arts skill set.
  • Graduate school

Transfer to Theatre Design and Production

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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