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Department of Theater Arts

Rigorous Performing Arts Training

Looking to act on the stage and screen? APU Theater Arts students perform in main-stage productions, studio shows, short films, an annual webseries, and an L.A. industry showcase. They’re mentored by professors with acclaimed professional credentials—working actors, directors, designers, agents, and casting directors. BFA seniors culminate their training with an industry showcase in Los Angeles at locations such as Warner Bros. Studios.

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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Cultivating Transformation in the Arts

Learn More About APU’s Theater Arts Programs

One of the first programs in the country to train actors for excellence in both on-camera and stage acting.

Training for students pursuing creative careers in stage and arts management, writing, directing, technical design, and arts education.

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 30 programs in the nation for 2019-20 by OnStage Blog.

Senior BFA Acting Industry Showcase at Warner Bros.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.


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