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Career Pathways Programs

Training New Mexicans in Film Industry Professions

Acting & Production Certificate Programs (Phase 1 & 2): 

Katharsis Media Acting & Production Certificate Programs are open for both actors and those interested in production. Certificate programs are 5-20 hours per week depending on the goals and availability of the student, working on live sets to prepare them for a career in film and television. All students receive IMDb credit and work on projects that are broadcast on Comcast 96 or 27 or run the film festival circuit. Students work on both in-studio projects and independent (on-location) film productions, ensuring they are well rounded and prepared for any work in the New Mexico Film Industry. This is done in two phases: a rotation phase, and a focus phase. Each phase completes 180 hours of hands-on training.

Tuition is $2700 per phase and includes all books, fees, and masterclasses. Limited merit scholarships as well as financial aid are available.

NOTE: we have ONE scholarship left for the 2023-2024 school year. Must be a high school junior or senior attending an Albuquerque Public School  Please apply if interested. 

Professional (Phase 3) Internships: 

For eligible adults, we also offer paid and unpaid professional internships every semester. Phase 3 Interns work on a variety of projects both in-studio and on-location, and oversee Phase 1 and 2 interns on smaller projects.


To be eligible potential interns have ONE of the following: 

  • Phase 1 & 2 certifications from Katharsis Media

  • completed a film certificate program at an eligible post-secondary institution 

  • currently enrolled in a film certification program at an eligible post-secondary institution

  • submitted and been accepted to the IATSE 480 overflow list


Phase 3 internships are competitive and paid internships are limited to availability of funding at $12-$15 per hour. We employ around 10 paid interns each semester through partnerships with WIOA and NIYC. When funding runs out, unpaid internships are offered for those qualified individuals who would still like to volunteer their time.  


All interns receive IMDb credit and work on projects that are broadcast on Comcast 96 or 27 or run the film festival circuit. 

Select a program below to learn more: 

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