Category - Arts and Entertainment

No Bigger Stage Dance and performance tech students train at the highest level thanks to a Chapman partnership with Cirque du Soleil.

How do undergraduate students get access to the Cirque du Soleil “Zumanity” stage in Las Vegas? By having Chapman University open the door. Thanks to Chapman professors Alicia and Donald Guy, the University enjoys an...

Can You Tell Me How to Get … to a Completely Different Street? Chapman theatre students gain unique skills by taking a racy puppetry turn onto "Avenue Q."

Don’t tell Cookie Monster. But some people frown on the prospect of cookie crumbs in monster fur. That was the message during a recent rehearsal for Chapman University’s upcoming production of the triple-Tony-winning...

The ‘Us’ Factor Earning the trust of collaborative artists, cinematographer Yasu Tanida ’01 becomes a prime-time player.

According to Yasu Tanida ’01, the realities of working in the film industry are a lot like those in other lines of work. He has to show up on time, be ready to work long hours and have the skills to troubleshoot a range...

The Satellite Experience Mounting an exhibition of their works during the high-profile Miami Art Week gives Chapman students a taste of professional success.

People mean well. But for student artists, it can grow wearisome when yet another person asks how they plan to practically apply their fine-arts education. “Not only are you fighting against the competitiveness of the...

Hilbert Museum Named Best of O.C.

In an area with a host of venerable visual-art institutions, the 3-year-old Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University was named editors’ pick as Orange County’s best art museum in OC Weekly’s 2018 Best of...

‘Visions of Chapman’

From her Chapman University office, Lindsay Shen used to watch as students and faculty strode wordlessly to and from Moulton Hall – lots of hurried people against a backdrop of beige walls. “It was a walk-through...

Drama from the Front Lines A Veterans Day performance taps the power of “If All the Sky Were Paper.”

The mark of a compelling story is that it’s told over and over, sometimes even to the same listeners, who often hear something new in each retelling. So it is with “If All the Sky Were Paper,” the play by Chapman...

Artful Explorers

Wherever art and science share synchronous orbits, chances are Lia Halloran will be there, contributing momentum. Halloran, an associate professor in the Department of Art as well as a practicing artist, recently...

‘Green Book’ Work Earns Alumnus Oscar Nomination for Best Film Editing

A Chapman University alumni filmmaker has been nominated in this year’s Academy Awards for his editing work on the acclaimed feature film “Green Book.”

Hilbert Museum Acquires Important Norman Rockwell Drawing "Crestwood Commuter Station" will be displayed to public starting Feb. 2

The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University has acquired a large and highly detailed Norman Rockwell pencil drawing, “Crestwood Commuter Station,” created in preparation for one of the artist’s iconic...