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

School of Visual and Performing Arts

  • Faculty Notes: David Hadinger, MFA

    Learn more about Hadinger's recent professional activity.

  • Faculty Notes: Christopher Keene, MFA

    Learn more about Keene's recent professional activity.

  • But You Don't Look Sick

    Throughout Disability Awareness Week, various activities take place to inspire conversations on the topic of disability and remind the community that each student possesses unique abilities and perspectives that are greater than their impairments.

  • Why La La Land Matters

    APU film and theater experts discuss the acclaim of La La Land, Damien Chazzele’s vibrant, dreamlike musical, and this year’s top grossing Oscar-nominated movie.

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