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
office Williams Theatre
hours Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm
The department offers competitive, comprehensive Purdue University degrees. The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (B.A.), a four-year program, provides graduates with knowledge and skills that enable them to pursue many professions in acting, directing, and design technology. The Theatre minor is a program offered to any IPFW student wishing to combine a major in any other field with experience in dance or theatre. A full listing of class requirements, procedures, and policies, refer to Department of Theatre Student Handbook [pdf].
Bachelor of Arts: The B.A. in theatre bingo sheet [pdf] (Purdue University degree) is for students seeking careers in theatre or theatre-related arts. Students select one from the following concentrations:
The theatre minor is available to all IPFW students who have an vocational interest in theatre by completing 24 hours of theatre courses, including Theatre Appreciation and Fundamentals of Performance. Additionally, students acquiring a teaching certificate in other fields may earn a theatre minor by completing 24 specified credit hours in the department.
Education on Stage
IPFW teaches the theory and practice of theatre. New plays; new ways of presenting old plays, musicals, and classics; and new ideas in performing are what make the theatre department at IPFW unique among university theatres. Students study content (dramatic literature, theory and criticism, and theatre history) and process (acting, directing, design, and production). They develop a strong sense of the commitment required to pursue the art and craft of theatre.
“Bingo Sheet” is IPFW’s term for the document which outlines the sequence of classes required for a particular degree. Students are encouraged to download and use the bingo sheet as a means of keeping track of completed courses and to schedule classes. However, students still must meet with their advisor at least once per semester for academic advising, as well as to secure permission to enter classes that require departmental permission. For assistance with or questions about bingo sheets please contact your advisor. For a full explanation of classes needed for the major/minor/certificate of choice please check the IPFW Bulletins.