At a Glance

Program units

45

Accreditation

WASC

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Bachelor of Arts in Theater

APU’s B.A. in Theater Arts prepares students to integrate Christian faith and dramatic artistry. The degree offers a broad range of courses involving technical theater and production, playwriting and directing, and applied theater (Theater for Social Change, Theater and Education, Theater and the Church). Students pursue artistic excellence in storytelling through APU’s theater program, which is the largest Christian theater program on the West Coast and only 25 miles from Hollywood.

As students direct, write, produce, design, manage, and evaluate critical and creative efforts, they are challenged to examine the intersection of Christianity and the arts, as well as the impact of theater on social justice, faith, education and community development. Theater arts majors leave APU equipped with the skills necessary to enter the marketplace; skills that reflect both the highest artistic standards and a Christian worldview.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a theater arts major if you:

  • Enjoy theater, film, and television.
  • Like to act.
  • Are empathetic and can easily put yourself in others’ shoes.
  • Have a creative streak.
  • Are a good storyteller.

Learn more about this major.

For details about current shows, schedules, and how to buy tickets, Visit the APU Theater website.

Azusa Pacific University also offers an Acting for the Stage and Screen major (BFA) for students who wish to pursue professional acting careers and graduate studies in performance.

“What makes APU’s theater department superior to others is its dual emphasis on Christ and excellence. Unlike most theater schools, the faculty, staff, and students have a spirit of love and community rather than competition.”

Joann Bicknell ’06

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.