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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 curriculum focuses on acting technique, camera acting technique, movement, voice and speech, text analysis, and preparation for the actor after completion of the core curriculum. It is focused for those students who wish to pursue acting careers in theater, film, and television. The BFA requires a core curriculum in all areas, focuses on developing strong acting technique, and offers applied performance opportunities. The program includes a business of acting course, a showcase opportunity to present students to industry professionals at the end of the senior year, and prepares students to begin their acting careers after graduation or to apply to graduate programs in theater, film, and television.

The BFA requires 63 credit hours of coursework. Learn more about the required courses for the BFA.

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