College of Performing Arts

Training Artists, Transforming Lives.

At the College of Performing Arts (CoPA), we cultivate a vibrant atmosphere that combines abundant possibilities for scholarship, creativity, free expression and intellectual curiosity with real world experience.

  • Woman dancing, leaping through the air.
  • Students conducting music outside.
  • Students learning to direct stage plays behind the scenes.
  • Two dancers on stage, one holding the other above.
  • Actors singing in a stage play.
  • Students performing in a stage play.

10 Years of...

Collaboration, Growth and Opportunity

In the College of Performing Arts, we are training artists and transforming lives, every single day. Our students have exceptional opportunities to learn from master artists and to experience performance in venues ranging from small studios to a state-of-the-art facility like the Musco Center for the Arts. The end-result is a strong record of alumni who have enjoyed rich and diverse careers in the performing arts around the world.

Students perform during Chapman Celebrates

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Chapman Celebrates

This November, Chapman Celebrates will again transform our university with the magic of Broadway in a heart-pounding showcase of talent and artistry.  For nearly four decades, students in the College of the Performing Arts have had the opportunity to delight and amaze our supportive Chapman Family with professional-caliber song and dance performances.  This amazing extravaganza has raised more than $35 million for the Chapman Scholarship Fund.

This year's show will be our biggest ever, as we honor Chapman alumni and Screen Actors Guild Award winners, the Duffer Brothers. Matt and Ross are the creators, writers, directors and co-producers of the Netflix sensation, Stranger Things.

Please join us for Chapman Celebrates, a thrilling night showcasing student talent, alumni achievement and philanthropy.

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