Skip to Navigation
    Purdue University
  Feb 20, 2018
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Acting: Communication through Performance Certificate

This program will provide students with majors outside of the theatre department to focus on the succession of acting classes in order to improve their communication skills. Acting provides physical and creative outlets which differ from the intense intellectual demands of many majors. The Certificate provides the opportunity to take more specialized acting classes than the Theatre Minor offers, and would provide formal recognition for the course work. It’s ideal for students who want specialized study in performance but don’t have the time to take a second major. 



19 Credits

Departmental/Program Major Courses (19 credits)

At least 50 % of credits for the CLA certificate must be from Purdue University.


*THTR 33600 and 53600 are Performance credits in production work; Student enrolled in the Certificate are required to accept one role per academic year, if cast.

Program Requirements


This Certificate is NOT AVAILABLE to Theatre majors.

THTR 33600, 36800, and 53600 are offered every semester (36800 is backstage production crew work and is assigned by faculty in Design and Production).  THTR 43300 is offered every two years.


19 semester credits required for Certificate.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Certificate.


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.