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Theatre Arts

About Our Programs

The Theatre Arts Department offers wonderful opportunities for both theatre majors and non-theatre majors to learn and experience multiple aspects of theatre, including acting, design, technical production, and literature.

In addition to our classes, we produce critically acclaimed plays and musicals that draw thousands of audience members annually. Students and community members can audition to perform in our shows and sign up to work backstage.

Hands-on experience working on our productions can help you begin a career in the theatre, enhance your current theatre practice, or prepare you to go on to further study at a 4-year college.

We offer an Associate Degree for Transfer in Theatre Arts; Associate Degrees in General Theatre Studies, Acting Performance, Musical Theatre Performance, and Theatre Technology; Certificates of Achievement in Acting and Theatre Technology; and Career Certificates in Theatre Production Organization, Theatre Technology, and Costume & Makeup.

What you can do with a degree in Theatre Arts

  • Actor/actress
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Teacher
  • Stage manager
  • Casting director

Degree & Program Types

View list below for programs offered at Foothill. Then select program map for a possible schedule that fulfills program and college requirements.

For program requirements and full course listings, view degrees and certificates information.

Note: Certificates of Proficiency and Career Certificates are non-transcriptable and consist of 13-35 units. These certificates are designed as a career advancement tool. Courses focus on practical knowledge and skill development.

Associate in Arts

Associate in Arts for Transfer

Certificate of Achievement

Career Certificate

View academic catalog for Theatre Technology career certificate requirements.

  • Theatre Production Organization
  • Theatre Technology
  • Theatre Costume and Makeup

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