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Azusa Pacific University (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences)

Azusa Pacific University is located in the San Gabriel Valley community of Azusa, 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Situated on 52 acres, East Campus houses administrative facilities, classrooms, residence halls, a library, student center, and gymnasium. The 53-acre West Campus is home to the School of Nursing, Behavioral and Applied Sciences, Education, Haggard School of Theology, two libraries, the Richard and Vivian Felix Event Center, the John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, as well as numerous classrooms and offices.

There are also seven off-site regional centers serving the High Desert, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Murrieta, Orange County, San Diego, and Ventura.

The Department of Theater, Film, and Television offers two distinct majors: a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Broadcast Arts (CBA) and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts (THTR). The cinema and broadcast arts major offers the choice of a track in narrative film, broadcast journalism, or media ministry. The theater arts major is constructed by students with their academic advisor by choosing courses from a list of performance courses, theory and criticism courses, and applied theater courses. This enables the student to tailor the major to a particular career in theater including: directing, technical theater, dramaturgy, acting, or musical theater.

Additionally, students from other majors can earn a minor in Theater Arts which offers an overview of performance, production, and literary courses. A minor in Cinema and Broadcast Arts is also offered.

The department produces nine faculty-directed main stage theater productions annually and several smaller student-directed productions in the studio theater. Additionally, several off-campus performance opportunities exist including: Azusa Renaissance, a community outreach program bringing theater to the city of Azusa; the Azusa Pacific Players, a traveling drama ministry team performing at more than 20 venues each year; and the Senior Hollywood Showcase, introducing select members of the graduating class to the Hollywood industry.

The department also boasts a thriving alumni company, Marmac Repertory Theater Company, providing internships and performance opportunities for students alongside theater professionals.

The department co-sponsors several student films annually, and has a history of films achieving nationwide collegiate acclaim.

The department hosts two major film events each year: the APU Film Premier Night and the Faith and Media Arts, a symposium of industry professionals, alumni, and students. This event includes Iron Sharpens Iron, a screening of films from local CCCU schools.

The department also produces a television program utilizing writers, actors, and technicians to create the Interdisciplinary Sitcom Workshop, as well as a satirical news television broadcast. Additionally, there exists a thriving Azusa Film Society which creates student films and hosts the very popular annual 48-Hour Film Festival.

To graduate as department majors, students must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade-point average in their major courses.

School name:Azusa Pacific UniversityCollege of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Address:901 E. Alosta Avenue
Zip & city:CA 91702-7000 California
Phone:(800) 825-5278

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