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.

Anything Imaginable

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.

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Featured Event

Dance Masters

February 28, 2020

Featuring Igal Perry, Colin Heninger, Daniel Gortler, Daniel Alfred Wachs, Ido Tadmor, and Charles Renfro
Julianne O'Brien, director

Watch the sparks fly when world-renowned artists in dance, choreography, music, and architecture join forces on stage as part of the third annual Dance Masters at Chapman intensive, celebrating music, architecture, and dance.  Don't miss this one-night-only performance!

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