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Fine Arts & Communication

About Our Division

Thank you for visiting the Fine Arts & Communication Division at Foothill College!

We are very proud our outstanding faculty, staff, facilities and the accomplishments of our students.

In these troubled economic times in support for the arts, we hope that you can help support our students in some small way by contributing to the program of your choice through the Foothill-De Anza Foundation. Your donation is 100% tax deductible and a great way to show you care about art. Just click here to  donate, and be sure to designate the program or department you wish to help.

Thank you for supporting the arts!

Simon Pennington, Dean, Fine Arts & Communication Division

What We Offer

Choose from a broad range of degree and certificate programs, including associate degrees for transfer, in communication and the fine and practical arts.

Select a department listing below to learn more.


Our Facilities

IDEA Center

The Inter Disciplinary Electronic Arts Center is Foothill's showcase for technology in Fine Arts, serving Music Technology, Video Arts, Photography, Graphic and Interactive Design and Art. It encompasses the I.D.E.A. Lab and Studio 1100 — a dedicated recording/digital video/performance environment.

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Theatres and Classrooms

The Fine Arts Facilities include three theatres and art studio and classroom. Most are available for rental.

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Community Connections

We are proud of our community partnerships on campus and within the Bay Area.

KFJC 89.7 FM

Foothill is home to the offices for radio station KFJC 89.7 FM.

Licensed to the Trustees of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and operated as a teaching laboratory for the Fine Arts and Communications Department of Foothill College, KFJC welcomes everyone to register in a broadcasting class and begin to help with station operation.

Learn more about KFJC 89.7 FM

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For Faculty & Staff



Study Abroad in Costa Rica! This spring April 7-June 30, 2018

Take Art, Graphic Design and English Courses while you travel!

Attend an Info Meeting on Dec. 6 or Jan. 10.


Building 1700 Entrance

Questions?We're Here to Help!

Fine Arts & Communication Division


Building 1700, Main Campus

Division Office Contacts

Office: Building 1700
Simon Pennington, Division Dean
Phone: 650.949.7156
Stephanie Nunes
Division Administrative Assistant
Phone: 650.949.7262
Christy Moore, Fine Arts Facility Rental Office
Phone: 650.949.7011
Fine Arts & Communication Division
Information & Forms for Faculty

Download 2016 CTE Licensure, Pass & Placement Rates

Foothill  Theatre Presents

It Can't Happen Here

Based on Sinclair Lewis' eerily prescient 1935 novel

Adapted by Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen

Directed by Bruce McLeod

Runs Nov. 2-19 in the Lohman Theatre

Buy Your Tickets