Career Options

Internships and Jobs

With a campus located within driving distance of downtown Hollywood, internship and career possibilities are endless. Through internships, students gain relevant, hands-on experience in various fields related to their interests and goals. Career-minded students have the opportunity to look for internships that may parlay them into full-time employment upon graduation.

Students seeking internships have access to a broad range of resources, from departmental announcements and Internet postings to networking via faculty-to-industry contacts and with fellow students who have already completed internships.

Continuing Education

In addition to transitioning into one of APU’s 37 master’s degree or 7 doctoral programs, many students continue graduate-level study at other prestigious Southern California universities, such as University of Southern California (USC), University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Loyola Marymount University, and Pepperdine University.

Careers for Theater Arts Majors

  • Theater Technician
  • Theater/Stage Manager
  • Screenwriter/Playwright
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Set Designer
  • Dramaturge
  • Theater Critic/Historian
  • Theater Director
  • Producer
  • Artistic Director
  • Civic/Community/Children’s/Church Theater Production

Watch a sampling of projects APU Theater alumni have worked on:

Job Titles of Theater Alumni

  • Education Director, SAG
  • Producer, Azusa Renaissance Theater
  • Assistant Stage Manger, Actor’s Coop Theatre
  • Stuntman, Wild West Stunt Show, Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Drama and Choir Director, Gathering Place Church
  • English Language Arts Teacher, Mojave High School
  • Director, Performing Arts at Gateway Church
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.