The College of Music and the Arts at Azusa Pacific University offers an innovative arts community firmly grounded in the Christian faith, and dedicated to preparing students to excel as talented, artist-scholars in visual and performing arts and music. The college houses the School of Music, with bachelor's and master's degrees in music; and the School of Visual and Performing Arts, which offers bachelor’s degrees in cinematic arts and theater, a master's in screenwriting, as well as bachelor's and master's degrees in art.

News & Features

College of Music and the Arts

  • Why La La Land Matters

    APU film and theater experts discuss the acclaim of La La Land, Damien Chazzele’s vibrant, dreamlike musical, and this year’s top grossing Oscar-nominated movie.

  • The Landscape of an Artist

    In 2011, Katy Ann Gilmore, MFA ’14, made the drive from her home in Southern Illinois to Azusa, California. Influenced by the shifting landscapes on that drive, she used pen and pencil, and mixed media to bring topographical forms to life.

  • APU Theater Presents The Glass Menagerie

    APU's Department of Theater Arts continues its 22nd season with Tennessee Williams’ acclaimed work, The Glass Menagerie. The show runs November 10-19 in the Black Box Theater.

Elsewhere at APU

  • California Poet Laureate Visits APU

    Dana Gioia, poet laureate for the state of California, visited APU as part of the James L. Hedges Distinguished Lecture series.

  • Assemblymember's Swearing-in Encourages Optimism

    Surrounded by family, friends, and elected officials, California’s new Assemblymember to the 48th District Blanca E. Rubio, ’99, M.A. ’03 (D), took the oath of office before a standing-room-only crowd on January 28 at APU's Munson Chapel.