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Acting Degree

APU’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for the Stage and Screen program is designed for students whose goal is to act professionally. Through APU’s theater program, the largest Christian theater program on the West Coast and only 25 miles from Hollywood, students practice artistic excellence in storytelling.

The acting degree for the stage and screen curriculum helps students develop mastery in acting technique, on-camera acting technique, movement, voice and speech, text analysis, and professional protocol needed for aspiring artists. Students interested in acting careers in theater, film, and television may wish to pursue this program and benefit from interactions with the professional industry in Los Angeles. Training culminates in a senior web series with professional actors from Hollywood, including an industry screening in Los Angles with invited casting directors, agents, and managers. The web series cast graduates from Azusa Pacific SAG eligible and with a professional reel to begin their careers. Seniors may also be placed into internship opportunities. Following graduation, students are prepared to begin an acting career or pursue further training in a graduate program focused on acting, writing, and directing.

The BFA requires 63 credit hours of coursework. Learn more about the program.

For students who wish to explore other theatrical professions, Azusa Pacific University also offers a Theater Arts major (B.A.).

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.