Professor, Wil Kilroy, Department Head/Managing Director
Professor Smith, Storm Assistant Professor Chenard, Lury; College Associate Professor C. Billings College Assistant Professor McQueen; Professional Staff J. Billings, Brunson, Hereford, McMahon, Reynolds, Wise
phone: (575) 646-4517
Theater Arts Course Descriptions
With strong emphases in acting, musical theater, new works and design/technical theatre, the program prepares students for graduate study or a life in the profession. Students gain practical experience through a wide array of courses designed to expose them to the varied aspects and positions involved in theatrical production. The faculty is augmented by nationally-renowned theatre artists-in-residence.
A minimum of 54 credits with a grade of C- or higher in theatre arts is required for the major. Theatre Arts does not require a second language.
Students enrolled in this department’s major or minor may count credits in required applied courses toward their degrees beyond the normal maximum of 9 credits allowed in the College of Arts and Sciences. However, if a student changes the major or does not complete the requirements for the minor at the time of graduation, they may only count a maximum of 9 credits of the applied credits toward graduation.
Students preparing to teach in public schools may qualify for certification by completing the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with theatre arts as a teaching field. (See curricula in the College of Education section).
Starting in Fall of 2016 the Theatre Arts program is undergoing curriculum changes. For the most up-to-date information about degree requirements please visit www.nmsutheatre.com or visit the Theatre Arts Department at room 321 in the Center for the Arts Building.
DEGREE: Bachelor of Arts