College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Theatre

Craig A. Humphrey
Interim 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
email schultzj@ipfw.edu    

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

IPFW Box Office

Fine Arts | Music | Theatre | VCD

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All Department of Theatre degree programs offer a balanced blend of liberal-arts education and theatre core courses.

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts program is for students who seek careers in theatre or theatre-related arts. All theatre bachelor's degree students complete a common core of theatre studies. Concentrations are available in acting, directing, and design/technology. Each concentration requires additional special courses.

Emphasis Areas

Acting, Musical Theatre, Directing, and Design Technology (pdf):

  • Students take courses in acting, movement, and voice, and pursue regular and special performance opportunities.
  • Students study performance and staging techniques and theories that will communicate the directorial vision to an audience.
  • Students take courses in design, stagecraft, costume construction, and period styles. Students may also take area specific skill building courses, and pursue specialized design and/or technology projects.
  • Students take courses in musical theatre performance, dance and music theory and participate in an active musical theatre production program.

Minor in Theatre (pdf):
The theatre minor is available to all IPFW students who have an interest in theatre by completing 24 hours of specific theatre courses. Additionally, students acquiring a teaching certificate in other fields may earn a theatre minor by completing 24 specified credit hours in the department.

Careers in Theatre