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Azusa Pacific’s Department of Theater Arts produces actors, innovators, and industry leaders who transform culture through successful careers in the performing arts.

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. There is also a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts.

Here are a few reasons to love APU: 

  • APU‘s BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen has been recognized as one of the top 30 programs in the nation!
  • Located just 20 minutes from Los Angeles—students work with professional directors and professors.
  • Senior BFA Acting students participate in a Web series and industry showcase on the Warner Brothers’ lot.
  • 4 main stage shows, 4 studios, and a web series every year.
  • Students can double major and obtain professional on-camera credits

Recent Featured Alumni:

  • Amanda Jarros in 1883, Women of the Movement, & The Tom and Jerry Show
  • Marcos Garcia in Netflix’s On My Block, Why Do We Need to Know This, and My Chemical Romance: A Summoning
  • Ricki Staub directing and writing Concrete Cowboy (Netflix) and The Cage

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Apply now for the 2022-23 academic year by the Final Deadline of June 1, 2022:

To Audition for the BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen
and an acting talent scholarship, click here. To submit a portfolio for the BA and a talent scholarship, click here.

To learn more about our program and what we offer, please complete our FREE interest form by selecting it through the dropdown menu to the left.

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