Helping Students Tell Redemptive Stories
Azusa Pacific University’s cinematic arts programs, offered through the School of Visual and Performing Arts, combine rigorous coursework and hands-on learning opportunities, preparing students to graduate ready to enter the industry.
APU Program Earns Recognition
Industry-leading publication The Hollywood Reporter commended APU’s cinematic arts program as one of the best local film schools near the entertainment hub of Hollywood.
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In each cinematic arts program, faculty bring years of industry experience to the classroom, guiding their students to become difference makers in television and film. Once students have completed the program, they have access to our network of alumni who have risen to positions of authority in the entertainment industry, where they can help us place interns and recommend our top graduates for jobs in their organizations.
Cinematic arts programs include:
- MA in Screenwriting
- BA in Cinematic Arts with concentrations in Production and Post, Entertainment Executive, and Screen Studies.
- BA in Animation and Visual Effects
- BA in Games and Interactive Media
- BFA in Cinematic Arts Production
- BA in Screenwriting
- Screen Studies minor
- Screenwriting minor
- Faculty Spotlight: Professor Paolo Cascio, Cinematic Arts
- Alumni Spotlight: Tajianna Okechukwu, ‘19, BFA in Theatre Arts & BA in Cinematic Arts, Film & TV Studies concentration.
- Student Spotlight: Hannah Biggins ‘23, Cinematic Arts
- Faculty Spotlight: Professor Jim Hope, Cinema
- Faculty Profile: Jesse Negron Goes Off
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Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.