The Chapman University College of Performing Arts is working in collaboration with the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) to administer a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide.

This fall, all performing arts graduates of Chapman University will receive an email invitation to participate in the SNAAP online survey. By verifying your current email address with the College of Performing Arts (, you will have the chance to share your experiences and help shape the future of arts education across the country and at Chapman University.

After completing the survey, alumni will have access to a site where they can see how their experience compares with those of other arts graduates across North America. They can see where arts graduates live, where they work, what they earn and how arts education has influenced their lives. Understanding the postgraduation work situations of alumni is a major focus of SNAAP. In the last survey the College of Performing Arts participated in (2010), it was found that more than half of arts alumni in the schools surveyed have worked as professional artists at some time in their careers.  In addition, 81% of postsecondary alumni found a job within a year of graduation.

The time our alumni spend sharing their experiences will help Chapman University, along with many other participating institutions across the country,  better prepare students for success, whether they stay in the arts or use what they’ve learned in other professional fields.