• Rendering of the new Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University

Musco Center for the Arts

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  • Singers perform in American CelebrationChapman will offer one of the nation’s only intern-job programs located on-site at a university. Student-interns will gain valuable pre-professional experience working with world-class opera, symphony, musical theatre and dance performance companies;
  • Musco Center will provide a venue for broadcasting live performances.  This is a new frontier for performing arts organizations as evidenced by the theatrical release of performances by the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera among others;
  • Students who are interested in non-performance careers in the arts such as entertainment technology, lighting design or arts management will have a state-of-the-art facility to hone their craft;
  • The center will allow the college to launch its long-anticipated musical theatre degree program.  Given the rise in popularity of the genre, musical theatre is projected to become the largest major within three years, and will help to recruit high-quality faculty and students to Chapman;
  • The center will also enable the expansion of the existing theatre production degree program and the creation of a program for a graduate level arts management degree – fields in which alumni will be highly competitive for well-paid, in-demand jobs worldwide;
  • New interdisciplinary opportunities will arise in partnership with the Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Science, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and Argyros School of Business and Economics.
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