At NMSU Theatre, our students are our most important asset.  In our program you’ll have opportunities to perform, design, stage manage and even direct mainstage productions.  We allow incoming freshmen to work on productions right away, either as actors or backstage crew.  Schools with graduate programs often prioritize graduate student needs above undergraduates; at NMSU Theatre, we have only an undergraduate program, so you are our top priority and get all production opportunities.  Best of all, there is no audition to get into our program: all you need to do is simply declare Theatre as your major when you enroll!
For those of you who are residents of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming, you may enroll at NMSU at 150% of in-state tuition as part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange.This same program allows residents of Arizona and Colorado to pay in-state tution at NMSU.
With our commitment to working with guest professional artists, top-quality productions, and a student-oriented program that allows you to act, stage manage, design and direct in the brand new $38-million-dollar ASNMSU Center for the Arts, we are confident you’ll understand why NMSU Theatre offers the best undergraduate training in the southwest!
For information on scholarships, course requirements, information on what you can do with a Theatre major, or to plan a campus visit, please CLICK HERE.









NMSU Theatre supports New Mexico State University and its College of Arts and Sciences in providing quality education and enriching culture and diversity through scholarship and creative activities. We promote social mobility and leadership skills, supporting life-long discovery and the creation of thoughtful, responsible and passionate citizens through a broad-based, liberal arts education that combines courses in theatre performance, history, literature, theory, design, and technical production.  The department serves as a major cultural outreach asset to the campus and community through its affiliation with the American Southwest Theatre Company.

By 2025, NMSU Theatre will be a widely-recognized leader in the arts by our community, state and region, by providing high quality education and public productions.

NMSU Theatre values learning and knowledge, diversity, respect, collaboration, leadership, outreach, integration of theory and practice, new theatrical works, and rigor and commitment.


The VISION STATEMENT for New Mexico State University

The new vision statement for New Mexico State University reads: By 2025, the NMSU system will excel in student success and social mobility for our diverse student population, achieve the highest Carnegie research status (R1), and maintain our Carnegie Community Engagement classification.