Rigorous Performing Arts Training

Through a program of rigorous training, the Department of Theater Arts prepares outstanding, innovative, and influential artists in an ever-growing and multi-faceted performing arts profession.

Learn more about the Theater Arts programs, including a BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen and a B.A. in Theater Arts, and check out upcoming shows.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

News & Features

Department of Theater Arts

  • APU Theater Presents Godspell

    Azusa Pacific University theater presents Stephen Schwartz’s musical Godspell. The show runs on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. from March 30-April 9, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

  • 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.

Elsewhere at APU

  • John Thornton on the Great Giving Paradox

    John Thornton, Ph.D., chair and professor, Leung School of Accounting, examines the paradox of giving as it relates to Scripture.

  • Tina Ellison: Driven to Serve

    At Azusa Pacific University’s core are faculty and staff members committed to serving their community with a spirit of care and authenticity. Exemplifying this calling, is APU trolley driver Tina Ellison.

  • APU Partners with Sister Schools to Host Women's Leadership Conference

    APU joins Biola University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Pepperdine University, in collaboration with the Council of Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), to host the Advancing Women in Leadership in Christian Higher Education Conference.