What will I learn?

The Foothill College Theatre Technology program prepares theatre students for entry-level positions in professional and community theatre and to transfer to a four-year institution. A comprehensive two-year program, Theatre Technology offers the student an opportunity to explore the fundamentals of a variety of practical career opportunities.

Students interested in production and stage management, theatre design, and the creations of sets, props, costumes, lights, sound, and special effects are able to participate in both daytime lecture and laboratory classes and evening production experiences. The Theatre Arts department offers three major productions during the academic year and Theatre Technology students participate in the creation of technical elements for each of these productions.

Foothill College maintains direct contact with many Bay Area theatre companies and will assist advanced students in obtaining internships or employment.

Program Learning Outcomes:

• Students will be able to explore further educational or workforce experience in technical theatre with a minimal fundamental adjustment period.
• Students will function effectively in a variety of roles within a collaborative technical theatre environment.
• Students will develop skills for evaluating their own and others' contributions to successful outcomes in technical theatre.

Career Opportunities:

The technical theatre program promotes skills in six basic fields of study and areas of employment: scene shop technician, costume shop technician, theatre electrician, properties artisan, stage management, and scenic artist. Theatre technicians can expand their opportunities by pursuing entry-level technical positions in film and video production.

Which department am I in?

Fine Arts and Communication Division

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$8,496.00 per year
Tuition is based on USD $236 per unit for 12 units for 3 quarters
Start date

3 January 2022, 4 April 2022


Fine Arts and Communication Division

Building 5200, Room 5211,



94022, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Foothill has an open-door admission policy for all high-school graduates and non-graduates who are 18 years of age or older.

For international students

Applicants must have a proof of high school completion or equivalent.

Proof of Proficiency: TOEFL: Minimum requirement of 61 iBT or 46 PBT; iTEP : Minimum requirement of Level 4; IELTS: Minimum requirement of 6.0; Step Eiken: Minimum requirement of 2A; Pearson's PTE Academic: Minimum requirement of 45; Cambridge English: Minimum requirement of 175 on Advanced exam; Duolingo: Minimum requirement of 95; GTEC CBT: Minimum requirement of 1100.

Application Deadlines: Fall - July 31; Winter - October 31; Spring - January 31

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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