Alumni and Career Options

The acting degree provides the foundation for a wide variety of careers in film and television. Watch a sampling of film and television projects APU alumni have worked on:

Alumni Accomplishments

We have many alumni working within the arts and entertainment business, and our graduates have appeared in projects for Netflix, ABC, Hulu, Showtime, Cartoon Network, and many others. Recent credits include:

  • Cameron Bond ’12

    Actor for Broadway productions such as Beauty and the Beast, Finding Neverland, and Be More Chill

  • Brittany Freeth ’12

    Actress known for The Prom, General Hospital and NCIS.

  • Marcos Garcia ’19

    Actor on Netflix’s On My Block and in My Chemical Romance’s short film A Summoning.

  • Amanda Jarros ’07

    Stars in 1883 and Women of the Movement and writes for The Tom and Jerry Show

  • Dana Lundblad ’14

    Assistant to the co-executive producer at CBS Studio Center for The Talk

  • Mackenzie Marsh ’06

    Actor and casting director for shows such as Will & Grace, Jane the Virgin, and Just Before I Go

  • Maurie Speed ’11

    Actress known for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Soccer Moms, and Bunny Water.

  • Ricky Staub ’06

    Director and writer of Concrete Cowboy starring Idris Elba; owner and founder of the Neighborhood Film Company

  • Lauren Thompson ’11

    Supporting actress in Roman J. Israel, Esq., guest star on Unusual Suspects, producer at Actors Co-op Theatre

Careers for Acting for the Stage and Screen Majors

  • On-screen actor for film and television
  • Stage actor for Broadway and/or regional productions
  • Commercial actor
  • Voice-over actor
  • Teacher or professor
  • Acting coach
  • Casting director
  • Agent
  • Manager
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Script Consultant
  • Comedian
  • Singer or live performer
  • Standardized medical patient
  • Print and commercial model

Note: This information is current for the 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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