College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Theatre

The Department of Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

Beverly Redman, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

phone 260-481-6551
fax 260-481-6707

office Williams Theatre
room WT128
hours Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm

IPFW Box Office

Fine Arts | Music | Theatre | VCD


The College of Visual and Performing Arts sponsors many cooperative education endeavors. Whether it is student teaching in the K-12 classroom, a practicum in the IPFW Music Therapy Clinic for application of classroom theories, or student arts scholars working in K-12 classrooms through the IPFW Arts Connection, we are always looking for opportunities to connect our music students with the community. It provides practical experience, strengthens your resume and enhances our community.

For information on any of the cooperative education opportunities listed below, please contact the College of Visual and Performing Arts at 260-481-6977.

Music Therapy Practica

Student Teaching

  • Music


  • Music (Music and an Outside Field)

What is an Externship?

The externship program is designed to give IPFW undergraduate students the opportunity to explore a specific career field while networking with professionals and alumni within the community.


Any IPFW current undergraduate student is eligible to participate [week of Spring break] externship program; however, only one will be selected for each opportunity.

How to Participate

To participate in the externship program, you will need to submit your resume and the additional paperwork on JobZone for the externship program.

Matching Process

All applications will be reviewed after the application deadline has passed. Once applications have been read and processed, students will be matched with externship sites. Students who are assigned to externships will be expected to meet with a career counselor to review guidelines and confirm commitment to the externship program. The employer will contact you to set up the first meeting.

We will make every effort to place all interested students in suitable externships. However, we cannot guarantee placement for all students. Since the primary purpose of the externship program is for career exploration, note that students who have relatively less exposure to the career field and submit well thought-out applications will be given placement preference. Location may also be a factor in matching externs with externship hosts.