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

  • 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

  • Learning Enrichment Center Earns Top Honor

    The Learning Enrichment Center, which offers numerous academic support services to Azusa Pacific Students, has been named a Top 100 CLEP Test Center.

  • Science and Religion Discussion Springs from Unexpected Source

    Exploring and contributing to the ongoing debate between religion and science from a multidisciplinary perspective, Mark Eaton, Ph.D., participated in Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO) in Oxford, England.

  • Called to the Table

    For the restaurant owner, server, or chef, much satisfaction comes from overcoming the many obstacles to create something extraordinary. These individual narratives are nourished by all those called to the table.