The Foothill College Theatre Technology Program prepares the theatre
student for entrylevel positions in professional and community theatre.
A comprehensive and intensive two-year program with a wealth of individual instruction, Foothill's Theatre Technology offers the first-year student the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of a wide variety of practical career opportunities. Students interested in stage management, theatre design of sets, props, costumes, lights, sound and scene painting are able to participate in both daytime lecture and laboratory classes and evening production experiences.
Technical theatre students are afforded significant hands-on experience in fulfilling all of the technical elements of the department's many productions, including the annual full-scale summer musical. At the end of their first year, students can choose a specific area to pursue as a specialty emphasis.
The second year of training gives students the opportunity to continue more intensive study of theatre technology both through practical and theoretical study in advanced classes as well as enrolling in an internship program at one of several leading Bay Area theatre companies. Upon completion of the Theatre Technology Program, students will have the necessary preparation for applying directly to resident professional and community theatres for entry-level positions or to further their education in a university environment.
Theatre Technology student Ann Warfield works on a welding project in Theatre 21A in this video by fellow student Stony Tan.