Program of study

The Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking offers you opportunities for study in performance as well as experience in the related fields of communication, filmmaking and art with a curriculum that reflects the ongoing and dynamic changes in the industry.

Beginning in your first class of your your first semester, you'll be encouraged to engage yourself in the life of the department as a performer and technician. Additionally, you'll receive one-on-one attention from experienced faculty.

Through a combination of live performance opportunities, classroom and studio studies, guest artist and lecturer residencies, selected directed studies, and participation in short films, you'll learn and grow as a scholar and an artist through course of your matriculation.

Special Services and Opportunities

The Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking faculty are committed to responsible academic advising. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission into the programs they advise. Eastern New Mexico University also has a reputable record regarding student success in the theatre field.


As a theatre major at ENMU, you'll participate in an expanded season of production as an actor, stage manager, director and designer. From the Freshman Showcase through your senior year, opportunities for participation are available in Mainstage, Studio and dance productions. Most students also work as actors in the many student and faculty films produced by the Digital Filmmaking program, housed within the department.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

ENMU is committed to helping you finance their education. In addition to grants, loans and scholarships offered University-wide, there are scholarships available specifically tailored toward theatre studies. Many ENMU students choose to work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education.

Career Opportunities

Theatre majors go onto careers as:

  • Actors
  • Directors
  • Writers
  • Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Agents
  • Technicians.

Many pursue further training in highly regarded graduate schools and studios. You'll be prepared for immersion into the industry by a capstone course that guides you through the transition from student to professional. Many senior theatre majors choose to produce and present a showcase of their artistic achievement through a directed study opportunity, supervised by a faculty mentor.

Additional Degree Information

You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Theatre degree, including the courses you will take when you major in theatre at Eastern.


Neil Rutland

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Instructor of Music, Music Technology, Percussion

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 106

Phone: 575.562.2372