What will I learn?

Azusa Pacific University’s Bachelor of Arts in Cinematic Arts is a comprehensive program that allows students to develop a spiritually aware, critical, and creative outlook. Students are immersed in hands-on filmmaking with state-of-the-art equipment and expert instruction by faculty-mentors with professional experience. Students receive training in writing, production, post-production, criticism, animation, and entertainment management with the aim of combining artistic excellence with academic rigor. Located just 25 miles from Hollywood, film majors have superior access to industry professionals, internships, and the vibrant cinematic arts community of Southern California.

Beyond simply learning how to use the tools of the trade, students are also challenged to thoughtfully consider how art and culture impact one another and what role the Christian artist plays in the process. The cinematic arts major is comprised of nine core courses that form a common foundation of cinematic arts knowledge integrated with six additional specialty courses in one of three concentrations.

The three concentrations include:

  • Production and Post
  • Entertainment Executive
  • Screen Studies

Program Highlights

  • Access to a supply of professional-level technical gear totaling over one million dollars
  • Four specialty concentrations
  • Practice artistic excellence in storytelling and technique.
  • Completion in as little as four semesters

Careers for Cinematic Arts Majors: Screenwriter, Film/Television Editor, Director, Production Manager/Assistant Director, Producer, Videographer/Cinematographer, Post Production Supervisor, Script Editor, Production Designer, Sound Editor/Designer, Entertainment Executive, Critic/Historian

Which department am I in?

College of Music and the Arts

Study options

Full Time (Complete the 120 total units)

Tuition fees
US$39,460.00 per year
This fee is for 12 - 18 units

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2020


Azusa Pacific University

901 E Alosta Avenue,



91702, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students currently enrolled in high school or who have earned fewer than 28 units of college credit following high school graduation.

For international students

Students currently enrolled in high school or who have earned fewer than 28 units of college credit following high school graduation.

International students should have obtained a TOEFL iBT sore 80 including scores of 22 in speaking, 22 in listening, 22 in reading, and 22 in writing and IELTS score 6.0.

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About this uni

APU offers students a choice of over 100 study programs including undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as online classes to choose from.

  • Best University in the San Gabriel Valley
  • Based in California, the USA
  • Offers students a wide range of support services
  • Professors are experts in their respective fields