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Thank you for considering the Department of Theater, Film, and Television in your scholastic career!

A limited number of scholarships are awarded to students showing promise in acting, musical theater, stage craft, cinematic arts, screenwriting, or critical analysis of film. It is our hope that these scholarships express our enthusiasm for having you study with us.

BFA Scholarships

BFA Scholarships are awarded on talent through APU BFA auditions.

B.A. Scholarships

B.A. Scholarships are awarded based on a writing sample or portfolio. Select one:

Please submit to:
APU Theater
Re: BA Scholarship
901 E. Alosta Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702

Theater Arts Scholarship Competition

Theater Arts offers a scholarship competition for first-year and transfer BFA Theater majors. Prospective students can win a scholarship of $3,000. BFA participants must submit a DVD or digital copy of either one monologue or a full song, as well as a signed Scholarship Competition Agreement. All submissions will be posted on the APU Theater Arts YouTube channel. The talent and original work scholarship that earn the most views and "favorites" will win the scholarship.

Students must apply to APU by the Early Action deadline, November 15. Submissions for the talent and original work scholarship must be submitted by December 15. Students must sign the Scholarship Competition Agreement that gives APU permission to post the monologue or song online for the competition. To receive a scholarship, winning students must enroll in classes in the Theater Arts program.

Please submit to:
APU Theater
Re: Theater Scholarship Competition
901 E. Alosta Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702

Cinematic Arts Production Scholarship Competition

The Department of Theater, Film, and Television offers a scholarship competition for first-year Cinematic Arts majors. Prospective students can win a scholarship of up to $5,000.

Participants submit a short film of original work to the department. All film submissions will be posted on the APU Cinematic Arts YouTube channel. The films that earn the most “favorites” will win a first, second, or third place scholarship award:

1st place: $5,000
2nd place: $3,000
3rd place: $2,000

Submission Requirements:

Prospective students must apply to APU by the Early Action deadline of November 15. Apply online!

Prospective students must also submit the following to the department by November 15:

To receive a scholarship, winning students must enroll in classes in the Cinematic Arts major.

Send all submissions to:

Cinematic Arts Production Scholarship Competition
c/o Michael Smith
Department of Theater, Film and Television
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000

Questions? Contact Michael Smith at mcsmith@apu.edu.

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.