Prepare for a Career on Stage or Film with an Acting Degree at APU

Azusa Pacific's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for the Stage and Screen is one of the first programs in the country to train actors for equal excellence in on-camera and stage acting. APU's BFA program, located just 26 miles from Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, is an innovative acting degree providing real world connections, professional on-camera credits, and an industry showcase of film and live performances for seniors.

Turning Students into Professionals

APU’s BFA program is designed for students who desire to act professionally in theater, film, and television. Azusa Pacific’s proximity to Los Angeles provides students opportunities to be taught and directed by professional actors and directors. In the fourth year of their training, seniors act in a web series or film with a professional director and participate in an industry screening in Los Angeles, ensuring that they leave the BFA program with relevant experience and professional contacts in the field.

All prospective BFA students must audition for the program.

For students who wish to explore other theatrical professions, Azusa Pacific University also offers a Theater Arts major (B.A.).

Exploring Faith and Making Culture

Pursuing a major in APU’s College of the Arts means exploring with diverse individuals the intersection of faith and the arts to tackle some of life’s most complex questions. Faculty with experience living out their Christian faith in a secular industry offer wisdom and mentorship while you create bonds with like-minded students pursuing artistic careers. “Those who tell the stories rule society,” said Plato, and at APU you will find a thriving community of creative students and faculty who share the goal of becoming great artists who can influence the entertainment industry, and in turn, the wider culture, through stories about beauty, redemption, and what it means to be human.

Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.