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Department of Cinematic Arts

Helping Students Tell Redemptive Stories

Azusa Pacific University’s cinematic arts programs, offered through the School of Visual and Performing Arts, combine rigorous coursework and hands-on learning opportunities, preparing students to graduate ready to enter the industry.

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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Take a Look Inside the Department of Cinematic Arts

Visit our creative portfolio and resources site to view upcoming student films, behind-the-scenes details, blogs, events, and more!

In each cinematic arts program, faculty bring years of industry experience to the classroom, guiding their students to become difference makers in television and film. Once students have completed the program, they have access to our network of alumni who have risen to positions of authority in the entertainment industry, where they can help us place interns and recommend our top graduates for jobs in their organizations.

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Cinematic arts programs include:
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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