Azusa Pacific’s School of Visual and Performing Arts contributes to the College of Music and the Arts by offering students rich artistic experiences and training in the fields of visual art, cinematic art, graphic design and theater arts.

The school comprises the Department of Art and Design, the Department of Cinematic Arts, and the Department of Theater Arts, includes more than 20 full-time faculty, and offers three master’s degree programs—an innovative low-residency MFA program, a low-residency and online master’s degree in art education, and an online master’s degree in modern art history—eight undergraduate majors, and six minors.

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Faculty

Stephen P. Johnson, DMA Stephen P. Johnson, DMA Dean, College of Music and the Arts

News & Features

School of Visual and Performing Arts

  • 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.

  • APU Hosts Night of Champions with Raiders' Derek Carr

    Azusa Pacific University and Fellowship of Christian Athletes invite Southern California teenagers, as well as their pastors, coaches, teachers, parents, and friends to campus for a dynamic evening with Oakland Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr.