Alumni and Career Options

The acting degree provides the foundation for a wide variety of careers in film and television.

Watch a sampling of film and television projects APU alumni have worked on:

Careers for Acting for the Stage and Screen Majors

  • On-screen actor for film and television
  • Stage actor for Broadway and/or regional productions
  • Commercial actor
  • Voice-over actor
  • Teacher or professor
  • Acting coach
  • Casting director
  • Agent
  • Manager
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Script Consultant
  • Comedian
  • Singer or live performer
  • Standardized medical patient
  • Print and commercial model

Alumni Accomplishments

We have many alumni working within the arts and entertainment business. Some recent credits include:

  • Mackenzie Marsh ’06

    Actor and casting director for shows such as Will & Grace, Jane the Virgin, and Just Before I Go

  • Ricky Staub ’06

    Director and writer of Concrete Cowboy starring Idris Elba; owner and founder of the Neighborhood Film Company

  • Dana Lundblad ’14

    Assistant to the co-executive producer at CBS Studio Center for The Talk

  • Cameron Bond ’12

    Actor for Broadway productions such as Beauty and the Beast, Finding Neverland, and Be More Chill

  • Lauren Thompson ’11

    Supporting actress in Roman J. Israel, Esq., guest star on Unusual Suspects, producer at Actors Co-op Theatre

Note: This information is current for the 2021-22 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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