Azusa Pacific’s School of Visual and Performing Arts contributes to the College of Music and the Arts by offering students rich artistic experiences and training in the fields of visual art, cinematic art, graphic design and theater arts.

The school comprises the Department of Art and Design, the Department of Cinematic Arts, and the Department of Theater Arts, includes more than 20 full-time faculty, and offers three master’s degree programs—an innovative low-residency MFA program, a low-residency and online master’s degree in art education, and an online master’s degree in modern art history—eight undergraduate majors, and six minors.

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Faculty

Stephen P. Johnson, DMA Stephen P. Johnson, DMA Dean, College of Music and the Arts

John E. Simons, DMA John E. Simons, DMA Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, College of Music and the Arts; Professor

Lyrica Taylor, Ph.D. Lyrica Taylor, Ph.D. Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, School of Visual and Performing Arts; Associate Professor

News & Features

  • Professor Black Goes to Hollywood

    Lionsgate interviewed Gary Black Jr., Ph.D., associate professor in the Honors College, about the Christian themes in The Shack, their film adaptation of the bestselling novel, for a special feature that appears on the recently released DVD.

  • Glendora Unified Partners with APU to offer Guaranteed Admission and $10,000 Scholarships

    Glendora Unified School District and Azusa Pacific University are joining together to create a pathway to college for Glendora High School students, including guaranteed admittance to APU and a $10,000 renewable scholarship.

  • Justice For All

    As citizens increasingly call for justice and accountability in the actions of criminal justice professionals, many positive steps can help raise the bar, such as training, technology, higher education requirements, and accountability for wrongdoers.