Earn Your 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 20 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.

One of the Top BFA Programs in the Nation

APU‘s BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen was named one of the top 25 programs in the nation for 2019-20 by OnStage Blog, and APU Theater Arts was ranked No. 9 2023 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in California by Grad Degree.

Is the BFA Right for You?

This 63-unit BFA program is designed for students who would like 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 training, seniors act in a high-quality film with a professional director and production team. The students then participate in an industry screening in Los Angeles, ensuring that they graduate the BFA program with relevant experience, connections, and a professional reel.

All prospective BFA students must audition for the program.

For students who wish to explore a career in theater outside of acting, Azusa Pacific University also offers a Theater Arts major (BA).

Senior Showcase 2022

This year’s Senior Showcase was a smashing success! Select the button below for more details.

BFA Admission and Auditions

All BFA applicants must audition in order to be accepted into the major. View audition dates and learn more about admission into the program.

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.

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