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Earning Your Theatre Degree
CMC offers an Associate of Arts degree with a theatre emphasis
Pursue a theatre emphasis degree at Colorado Mountain College and you’re likely to earn a role on every playbill, on stage or backstage.
In contrast to most large universities, our students have many opportunities early in their study to assume a variety of production roles, spanning the entire gamut from acting to set design. The hands-on experience you build here at CMC will form an excellent foundation for entry-level jobs or transfer to a four-year program.
The CMC theatre degree program includes a strong emphasis upon theatre appreciation. Because the theatre has long held a central cultural position in societies past and present, the study of theatre is truly a study of many things, including history, philosophy, psychology, religion, politics and more. Playwrights reflect, analyze and challenge issues and themes of their times. Theatre offers a unique insight into how societies view themselves and matters of great importance.
Our campus at Spring Valley is situated in a culturally-active community, midway between Aspen and Vail. You’ll have the unique opportunity here to work alongside seasoned local actors. Our New Space Theatre seats 100 and is fully equipped with a versatile stage and customized control booth to orchestrate lighting and sound. In a typical year, CMC Theatre showcases three to four performances. Click to view our archive of past productions.
Download the CMC Theatre Program Brochure (pdf)
Graduate soars in CMC Theatre’s ‘Tongue of a Bird’
Colorado Mountain College theatre graduate Cassidy Willey takes center stage in CMC Theatre's production of “Tongue of a Bird.” She first earned her four-year degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, followed by her associate degree in theater from CMC. “CMC wasn’t part of the plan,” she says, but she "wanted to pursue my passion. It was as simple as that.”