Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts
In September 2012, opera great Placido Domingo helped turn the first ceremonial shovel of dirt for the construction of this $64 million, 1,100 seat state-of-the-art facility.
Slated for completion in early 2015, the Musco Center will enhance the Chapman experience on campus, particularly for students at the College of Performing Arts, build bridges to the vibrant Orange County arts community and elevate the college to new heights and prominence. Give to the Center for the Arts campaign today.
Chapman Studios expansion
To accommodate the increase in enrollment at the celebrated Dodge College of
Film and Media Arts, Chapman has acquired two historic buildings – next to the
existing Marion Knott Studios building – that will be retrofitted into cutting
edge filmmaking facilities.
The 18,000 square foot, pioneering new Digital
Media Arts Center will be equipped to teach the latest in digital film
technology, including green screen cinematography, motion capture and
sophisticated visual effects. The 38,000 square foot, versatile Chapman Filmed
Entertainment and Media Arts Production Facility will serve as a dedicated
production space for students working in television, broadcast journalism,
documentary filmmaking, public relations and advertising. It will also be the
home of Chapman Filmed Entertainment, the university's innovative educational
program that enables talented students and alumni to produce feature films.
to open in fall 2014, these two facilities will help Dodge continue its ascent
up the shortlist of the world's top film schools.
Center for Science and Technology
This 140,000 square foot science building, which is in its planning stage, is being designed to promote multi-disciplinary
problem solving and to avail students and faculty to state-of-the-art research,
teaching and learning laboratories and classrooms. The Center will include fully equipped physics and wet labs, high-tech classrooms with interactive displays, Earth-observing computer labs and flexible space to accommodate ever-evolving technology.
When completed, the Center will attract top scientists from
around the world seeking opportunities for high-level research, further enhancing Chapman’s goal of producing forward-thinking
leaders in the science and technology community.