Chapman University

Orange, CA

Chapman University

Orange, CA

Performing Arts Profile

Training artists, transforming lives

Chapman's personalized education gives each student a unique opportunity to become an original thinker who rises to the world’s challenges. We’re here to make something: films, business models, lines of code—to bring them to life and deliver them to the world.

Our inclusive, empowering community fosters creative thinking and expression of all perspectives. Chapman’s campus is the perfect size—not too big, not too small—allowing for effective, innovative programs to be a focal point of our institution. We work to connect students to faculty and the community to keep students engaged in the larger world.

From your first day at Chapman, you’ll work alongside faculty to reach your goals. Whatever your passion, you’ll find professors ready to guide you along your path. From dynamic classes with other creative students to hands-on learning experiences where you’ll discover your own potential, opportunity is waiting.

We're here to see what we can do. So when we have finally reached where we've worked so hard to be, we'll have every experience at Chapman inside us. Every person we found inspirational behind us. Every lesson we learned within us. And everything we will become in front of us.



Ranked #124 among universities in the nation | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked #4 among the "Top American Film Schools" | The Hollywood Reporter


Recognized in The 378 Best Colleges guide | The Princeton Review


Ranked #39 for "Best Undergraduate Teaching" | U.S. News and World Report


Ranked #73 among "business schools in the US" | Bloomberg Business

The College of Performing Arts

In the College of Performing Arts, we train artists and transform lives every single day. Our students have exceptional opportunities to learn from master artists and experience performance in venues ranging from intimate studio space to state-of-the-art theatres and concert halls like the Musco Center for the Arts. The end result is a strong record of alumni who enjoy rich and diverse careers in the performing arts around the world.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I see my professors around campus. They not only recognize me but stop to chat and see how I’m doing. Getting to know faculty helps break down the communication barriers outside and inside the classroom.”

    • Samir Kamnani
  • “I spent a whole semester in my marketing class on a small team creating an app to present. We were required to explain how we plan to drive sales and publicity based on advertising.”

    • Kyle Yada
  • “In my intro to cyber security class, our professor set up environments where we learned how to hack and, from there, build defenses against attacks. (We only use our powers for good, of course.)”

    • Rachel Ross ‘21
  • “I loved being a part of Greek Life, Hawaii Club, Intervarsity, Residence Life, and working for Chapman’s Office of Admission. I’ve taken on leadership roles I never thought I’d be brave enough to do!”

    • Kiana Simpson