College of Music and the Arts

Azusa Pacific’s College of Music and the Arts aims to further artistic collaboration and integration and expand the impact of the arts on campus, in local communities, and around the world, and encompasses the School of Music and the School of Visual and Performing Arts. Within the college, art, cinema, design, music, and theater students work in an environment that supports excellence and artistic integrity firmly grounded in the Christian faith. Among the full-time faculty are numerous industry professionals who bring decades of experience to the classroom.

The School of Music offers bachelor’s degree programs in Commercial Music (B.M.), Composition (B.M.), Music Education (B.M.), Music Theory (B.A.), Performance (B.A. and B.M.), and Music and Worship (B.M.)The School of Visual and Performing Arts encompasses the Departments of Art and Design, Cinematic Arts, and Theater Arts, and includes bachelor’s degree programs in Art (concentrations in teaching/art education and studio art), Acting for the Stage and Screen (BFA), Cinematic Arts (B.A.), Cinematic Arts Production (BFA), Graphic Design (B.A.), Screenwriting (BFA), Theater Arts (B.A.), and Visual Art (BFA).

All programs housed in the College of Music and the Arts provide students with practical techniques, knowledge, analytical skills, preparation for professional success, and a solid integration of faith and scholarship that allow them to practice their craft and positively impact the world.



Stephen P. Johnson, DMA

Associate Deans

John E. Simons, DMA, College of Music and the Arts, Graduate Programs

Dennis Royse, Ph.D., School of Music, Undergraduate Programs

Lyrica Taylor, Ph.D., School of Visual and Performing Arts, Undergraduate Programs (Interim)