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Artist Rendering of the Musco Center for the ArtsMusco Center for the Arts

Covering 88,000 breathtaking square feet, Musco Center for the Arts provides a state-of-the-art venue for College of Performing Arts students to hone their talents, discover their voices and visions, and prepare for rich and rewarding lives in the arts. The Center’s façade spans the entire block at the northwest corner of campus, staking out a highly visible arts identity within the community.

Designed by renowned architects Pfeiffer Partners, with acoustics by world‑renowned Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics, Musco Center boasts an intimate seating chamber with 1,044 seats on three levels and a full-scale stagehouse capable of grand spectacle or lush symphonic sound with its unique orchestral shell in place.  Opening in March 2016, Musco Center will serve as a dynamic focal point for campus life and the broader community, giving notice that world-class arts education and artistic achievement have found a new home in Southern California.

Exterior Photo of Waltmar TheatreWaltmar Theatre

Located at the corner of Palm and Center, Waltmar Theatre was built in 1976 and seats 240 patrons.

The Waltmar Theatre is home to Theatre, Dance, and Music performances.  It is also used as a classroom space to allow students the opportunity to hone their skills as professional artists.

Interior Photo of Studio Theatre

Studio Theatre

The studio theatre is a flexible space used for both classes and performances.  This intimate venue can seat up to 50 patrons.

Photo of Entertainment Technology CenterEntertainment Technology Center

Chapman’s Entertainment Technology Center is home to the CoPA Production Department. At the Entertainment Technology Center, students have the opportunity to take classes in the Entertainment Technology field and are given the opportunity to build the scenic and costume elements for all of the Dance, Theatre, and Music productions including American Celebration!

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