• Chapman's dance troupe leaps across the stage
  • Chapman's string section performs
  • Theatre students perform in Lend Me a Tenor
  • A student break dancer performs at Chapman
  • Percussion students explore their craft
  • Theatre students get a laugh in a performance of Tartuffe
  • Chapman ballet students show off their Pointe skills
College of Performing Arts
Training Artists, Transforming Lives

Our Mission

The College of Performing Arts (CoPA) is home to Chapman University's Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music and Departments of Dance and Theatre. This partnership strengthens each discipline, while positioning CoPA as the cultural and aesthetic center of the university.

Students will enjoy the school's atmosphere, which combines scholarship, creativity, free expression and intellectual curiosity through curricular offerings and cultural events.

»Unmatched Excellence in Undergraduate Arts Education

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. Nowhere is this more evident than through programs such as the new screen acting degree in partnership with Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, the first of its kind in the country.

The College of Performing Arts faculty members represent a group of consummate professionals, connected to numerous professional organizations. Our faculty members are dedicated to helping students reach their dreams and aspirations, whether they are pianists, dancers, stage or screen actors, composers, opera singers or students of any one of the numerous programs the college offers.

Look over the College of Performing Arts alumni web pages and you will see the training provided to our students in theatre, music and dance has led to rich and varied careers in the performing arts.