Get on stage with a Theatre Degree

A vibrant theatre community with hands-on experience

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 from acting to set design.

The hands-on experience you build here at CMC with a theatre degree will form an excellent foundation for entry-level jobs or transfer to a four-year program. Our campus at Glenwood Springs-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, the Sopris Theatre Company (formerly known as CMC Theatre) showcases three to four performances. Click to view our archive of past productions.

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.

Program at a Glance

Degree: Theatre (AAS)

Locations: Spring Valley

Cost: $57/credit-hour (in-district), $317/credit-hour (out-of-state)
See tuition information below

Download the CMC Theatre Program Brochure (pdf)


What classes will I take?


See the full curriculum with class descriptions on the Colorado Mountain College online catalog.

icon_link.gif Theatre AAS Curriculum (online catalog)

How much is tuition?

Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here! Colorado Mountain College tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and is lower than in-state tuition in many other states. See more tuition information and net price calculators.

Tuition Rates for this program

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
In-District $57 $855
In-State $100.50 $1,507.50
Out-of-State $317 $4,755

Special Tuition Rates at CMC

You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
Vets & Military Families $57 $855
CMC Service Area $97 $1,455
Western States (WUE) $150.75 $1,586.25