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Film Major

Azusa Pacific University’s cinematic arts major is a comprehensive program that teaches the art and business of animation, critical studies, and producing from a story-centered point of view. Students are immersed in hands-on filmmaking with state-of-the-art equipment and first-rate instruction. All of this occurs just 25 miles from Hollywood, in the vibrant cinematic arts community of Southern California, which features superior access to industry professionals and resources.

Beyond simply learning how to use the tools of the trade, film majors are also challenged to thoughtfully consider how art and culture impact one another and what role the Christian artist plays in the process. All cinematic arts students follow a core of classes that provides a broad understanding of the film and television industry. This multi-faceted approach teaches students the basics of story, character, and production while also providing a solid critical understanding of the industry from both an historical and business perspective.

In addition, students choose from one of three tracks of study designed to give them a deeper understanding of the cinematic arts from a unique perspective. Advanced courses in animation, critical studies, or producing focus students on the area that will best help them achieve their career goals.

Program Highlights

Is This Film Major Right for You?

You’re a cinematic arts major if you:

Learn more about this major and required courses.

Student Production Resources

Current APU cinematic arts students can find more information about the major and useful production resources at the Student Production Resources website.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.