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Theatre Arts

About Our Programs

The Theatre Arts department is an important center for theatre training encompassing acting, performance, literature, design and technical studies. Branches of the department include theatre technology, actor training and the general studies program for both majors and non-majors.

The Theatre Arts department operates a theatre program for both non-theatre major and theatre majors, consisting of theatre appreciation, multi-cultural theatre studies, studio-acting classes, production related classes, musical theatre, technical theatre studies, industry preparation and electives in theatre specialization.

Welcome Leigh Henderson 

We are so excited to have Leigh Henderson join us as a new FT faculty member in Theater!


Certificate in Theatre Costume & Makeup

How to Make Dazzling Crafty Costumes!

We offer three progressive classes in Fashion and Costume Construction at Foothill. Watch our short trailer to learn more and check out all our Theatre Arts degree and certificate options below.


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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
In March, 2024 from
Foothill Music Theatre
Legally Blonde
Directed by Milissa Carey

Attend or Audition for a Theatre Production!





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Lohman Theatre, Area 8


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Division Office Contacts

Ron Herman, Division Dean
Fine Arts & Communication Division

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