Pursue Your Creative Calling with APU’s Theater Arts Major
The Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts program at Azusa Pacific uniquely equips students to pursue creative careers in a broad range of artistic fields including stage and arts management, writing and directing, arts education, media arts, technical design, and social justice. Opportunities for working side by side with industry professionals and participating in prestigious internships prepare students to thrive in performing arts careers.
Meet theater arts major Sarah Imm, who had been performing for years but fell in love with an entirely new side of theater when she came to APU.
This 39-unit degree makes it feasible for a student to double major. The department also offers an Acting for the Stage and Screen major (BFA) for students who wish to pursue professional acting careers and graduate studies in performance, as well as a Theater Arts minor.
Showcase Your Skills
Theater arts majors at APU find many venues for practicing their craft and honing their skills, from four mainstage productions per year to internships across Los Angeles.
Students’ training culminates in an event showcasing their innovation and achievement.
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 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.