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  • Acting for the Stage and Screen Major

    This program prepares students for professional acting careers, as well as graduate studies in performance.

  • Animation and Visual Effects Major

    The Bachelor of Arts in Animation and Visual Effects will prepare you to make a difference as a skilled animator and storyteller in an influential industry. Hone your artistic ability with courses covering animation’s many facets while making use of a state of the art animation lab, and cultivate your narrative techniques with a comprehensive cinematic arts curriculum.

  • Art Education, M.A. (online)

    The Master of Arts in Art Education program is a 30-hour low-residency degree for artists who love to teach. Designed for working professionals and busy educators who enjoy making and teaching art, students benefit from the convenience of online courses and two one-week summer intensive practicums at APU’s main campus in Azusa.

    Online only
  • Art History Minor

    The Art History minor prepares students to critically engage and obtain knowledge of art history, philosophy, and criticism.

  • Art Major

    Students take courses that provide a broad groundwork in the arts and select an area of specialization, choosing from a variety of courses to streamline their skills.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Studio Art and Teaching/Art Education.

  • Art Minor

  • Art Minor (with concentrations)

    APU's art minor with concentrations enables students to focus on ceramics, crafts, drawing and painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Ceramics, Crafts, Drawing and Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.

  • Cinematic Arts Major

    The Cinematic Arts major offers four concentrations: Animation, Critical Studies, Entertainment Executive, and Production/Post. A minor is also available in Critical Studies.

  • Cinematic Arts Production Major

    The Cinematic Arts Production major is a robust BFA degree program that equips students with a range of production skills spanning producing, directing, cinematography, and editing.

  • Digital Gaming and Interactive Media Major

    Digital Gaming and Interactive Media students benefit from a well-rounded curriculum integrating storytelling, game mechanics, and technical art, preparing them for careers in the video game and interactive media industry.

  • Graphic Design Major

    The Graphic Design major prepares students to think creatively about visual communication problems by gaining experience in print design, webpage design, digital imaging, and developing design systems.

  • Graphic Design Minor

    Azusa Pacific's Graphic Design minor prepares students to develop creative thinking about visual communication.

  • MFA in Visual Art

    APU’s 37-month, low-residency MFA program accommodates the working artist/educator and centers primarily on studio activity and the integration of faith and art. Students engage in highly collaborative relationships with MFA program mentor-professors, enabling artists to hone their talent through critique and individual instruction.

  • Modern Art History, M.A. (online)

    APU's Online M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism is an innovative 24-month program that offers a specialized program in modernism while blending courses in contemporary theory and the practice of art criticism. The program cultivates expertise through a framework of aesthetic understanding and scholarly analysis.

    Online only
  • Screen Studies Minor

  • Screenwriting Major

    The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Screenwriting degree is an intensive four-year training program designed to equip students for professional writing careers in the entertainment industry.

  • Screenwriting Minor

  • Screenwriting, M.A.

    The master's in screenwriting program prepares writers with literary talent and strong motivation to tell substantive stories that point audiences toward truth and beauty, while exploring the dialogue between faith and cinematic arts.

    Azusa (main campus) and Online only
  • Theater Arts Major

    This program offers a broad range of courses that focus on education, design and technical production, directing, playwriting, drama ministry, and theater for social change.

  • Theater Arts Minor

  • Visual Art Major

    The BFA is the professional undergraduate degree that is highly desired by serious students intent on pursuing careers or advanced degrees in the visual arts. Students have the flexibility to choose one of nine concentrations that is best suited to their academic and career goals.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Animation, Ceramics, Crafts, Drawing and Painting, Graphic Design, Interdisciplinary, Photography, New Genre Art Forms, and Sculpture.

Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.