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Theatre Courses

Check the Catalog for the most current course descriptions and prerequisites.

Beginning Acting I and II (THEA 1120 and 1121)

Provides students with the fundamental skills for acting and performing. 

Acting for Camera (THEA 2222)

Introduces students to techniques specific to performing for the camera while they continue to learn and practice skills that apply to acting for both the stage and the screen.

Ensemble Improvisation (THEA 2226)

Come experience the creative joy of short and long-form improvisation by DOING it! (Prerequisite: THEA 1120 Beginning Acting I OR permission of instructor.)

Voice and Movement for Actors (THEA 2231)

Techniques for vocal and physical strength, variety, flexibility, and stamina.  Addresses harmful or limiting vocal and physical habits in the stage or screen actor. This class is a must for all performers serious about their craft. (Prerequisite: THEA 1120 Beginning Acting I OR permission of instructor.)

Beginning Screenwriting: Short Form (THEA 2258)

Learn/practice all the critical ingredients of writing a great screenplay.  Become a screenplay format expert. Network with other writers as you create short screenplays suitable for filming.  Some will be filmed by CNM’s film technician program!  No theatre prerequisites needed.

Introduction to Technical Theatre (THEA 1119)

Offers students hands-on training in all areas of technical play production, including set and property construction, painting, lights, costumes, and sound.  Held at CNM’S new state-of-the-art black box on Main Campus, and the Highland Theatre on Central.

Theatre Appreciation (THEA 1122)

(Formerly Intro to Theatre) Students examine such topics as acting, directing, the role of the audience, stagecraft, dramatic structure, important periods in theatre history, and live production criticism.

Theatre Practicum (THEA 1290)

Credit for performance and technical involvement in CNM productions. This course may be repeated.