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2017-2018 University Catalog 
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Acting: Communication through Performance Certificate

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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.

College of Liberal Arts

19 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses


*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.


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

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Certificate.


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