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Azusa Pacific’s COLLEGE OF THE ARTS is the premiere college on the world stage, creating exceptional artistry and scholarship grounded in faith.

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Theater Arts Undergraduate Programs:

Program Highlights:

  • Located just 20 minutes from Los Angeles:
    • Students study under professionals working in the industry
    • Aspiring actors train in acting for both the stage and on camera
    • Designed for students who want to act professionally in theater, film, and television
    • Seniors graduate with a professional film reel and stage credits
    • Seniors audition for LA casting agents during their Industry Showcase
    • Students have access to industry internships in all areas of the arts and media
  • Our Theater Arts was ranked #9 2022 Best Drama & Theater Schools in California and has been recognized as one of the top 30 departments in the nation
  • Theater Arts, BFA Industry Showcase was featured in The Hollywood Reporter as the most innovative showcase in the nation
  • Faith integration throughout every aspect of our program
  • Our annual Industry Spotlight brings in industry professionals and agents onto a studio lot to experience our student talent

Recent Featured Alumni:

  • Amanda Jarros '07, stars in 1883Women of the Movement, & writes for The Tom and Jerry Show
  • Ricki Staub '06, directs and writes Concrete Cowboy (Netflix) and The Cage
  • Hannah Choi, '13, actress, How to Get Away with Murder, General Hospital
  • Katie Dalmas, '17, actress, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Rapture Camp
  • Tyler Hubbard, '16, actor, Chicago P.D., FBI: Most Wanted, Blue Bloods
  • Sam Bixby, '20, actor, Grown-ish, Shrinking
  • Jonathan Simms, '13, Theater Arts teacher at Pacifica Christian High School
  • Gathoni Mutua, '14, executive producer/creative director, AfroCabaret

Apply now for the 2024-2025 academic year by February 15, 2024!

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