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Theatre Program

The Theatre is a full grown, competitive fine arts program at CNM. As a Theatre student, you will study things such as acting for the stage and camera, technical theatre, screenwriting, voice and movement, production practicums, and ensemble improvisation.

With the evolution of the film industry here in New Mexico, the demand for local technical and performing artists has increased considerably. Students involved in film acting and screenwriting are finding opportunities on local shoots and producing their own films. The local theatre scene has been growing as well, gaining national attention. There are now more thriving theatres in Albuquerque than ever before.

We invite you to join us in what has become a very dynamic time here in the Albuquerque performing arts arena.

Careers in Theatre

  •  Actor/Actress for:
    • stage/film/television/radio
    • theme parks/cruise ships
    • industrial/training films
    • new media/interactive video games
  • Lighting Designer/Operator
  • Costume Designer/Construction
  • Set Designer/Builder
  • Hair/Make-up Designer/Artist
  • Sound Designer/Operator
  • Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Playwright
  • Drama Teacher
  • Non-Profit Arts Administrator
  • Theatre Owner/Manager
  • Talent Agent
  • Dramaturg/Literary Manager
  • Drama Critic
  • Acting Coach
  • Casting Director
  • Drama Therapist
  • Producer
  • Box Office Manager
  • Community Arts Center Director
  • Stand-up Comedian