The Theatre program teaches acting for the stage and camera, technical theatre, screenwriting, voice and movement, production practicums, and ensemble improvisation. Earn an Associate of Arts and pursue work as an Usher, Art Teacher, and more.

Degrees & Certificates

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Note: Some jobs require education or training beyond the CNM degree/certificate.

Theatre in New Mexico

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.

Further Studies

Once you graduate from CNM, you can transfer your Theatre degree from CNM to a four-year university.

  • Acting
  • Craft Design and Technology
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Theatre Arts Management
  • Theatre History, Literature and Criticism
  • Theatrical Production
  • Musical Theatre

Meet with an advisor to learn more about your transfer options.