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CHAPMANUNIVERSITY Undergraduate Application for Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Digital Arts Film Production Film Studies Public Relations and Advertising Screen Acting Screenwriting Television and Broadcast Journalism

OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION

DODGE COLLEGE OF FILM AND MEDIA ARTS

Argyros Forum, Room 304

Marion Knott Studios, Room 309

One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866

One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866

888-CU-APPLY • FAX 714-628-3404

714-997-6765

www.chapman.edu

www.ftv.chapman.edu


Dodge College Application Procedure This application is required by all applicants applying to Dodge College and must accompany The Common Application, and Chapman supplemental application requirements for Chapman University. The Dodge College application is designed to showcase each applicant’s talents in relation to his/her specific major. Applicants are asked to apply for their top choice of major within Dodge College and respond to the corresponding essay(s). If applicants have a second choice major within Dodge College, they should list it on this application as well as in the appropriate location on The Common Application and general Chapman supplement but should not complete the separate essay for that area. After review of the file, should the Admissions Committee in Dodge College feel that the applicant may be better suited for his/her second choice major, the applicant will be contacted and asked to complete the appropriate essay for that area if he/she is still interested. Dodge College is pleased to offer a BFA in Screen Acting in conjunction with the Department of Theatre in the College of Performing Arts. This degree is only open to current Chapman students either enrolled in the Dodge College or the Department of Theatre. If you are applying to Dodge College so you can later audition for this program please indicate so when asked on the application. For more information on this degree, visit www.ftv.chapman.edu. For the fall of 2009, Dodge College is anticipating the start of a new major in Creative Producing. To see the proposed curriculum and a description of the program visit www.ftv.chapman.edu. Complete this application, applying for your first choice as the majors currently exist. Please also indicate on the application if you would like to be considered for Creative Producing. Should the program be approved we will review your application for Creative Producing in lieu of your initial choice major. Once all materials for both applications are received in the Office of Admission, the Chapman University Admission Committee and the Dodge College Admission Committee will review the file. Applicants will be notified via mail of the admission decision. For additional information, please visit our Web site at www.ftv.chapman.edu or call 714-997-6765. Current Chapman students seeking to change to a Dodge College major do not need to complete this application. Contact the department directly for the appropriate paperwork.

Dates and Deadlines It is your responsibility to ensure that all materials required to complete your application are sent to the Office of Admission by the appropriate deadline. The Office of Admission and Dodge College are not responsible for documents mailed or faxed to the wrong office on campus. The Dodge College application shares the same deadlines as the Chapman University application. All materials must be postmarked by the following dates: Fall 2009 Early Action/Film Production deadline: November 15, 2008 (freshman only, non-binding) * All freshman applicants applying to the Film Production major MUST submit their application by the Early Action deadline. Applicants applying for other majors within Dodge College are highly encouraged to apply by the Early Action deadline but may still apply by the Regular Decision deadline. Regular Decision deadline: (freshman only)

January 15, 2009

Transfer Application deadline for all majors including film production:

March 1, 2009

Spring 2009: (freshman and transfer)

November 1, 2008

Notification Dates All Dodge College majors, with the exception of Film Production, who have applied by the Early Action deadline will begin to receive notification on January 10 and continuing on a rolling basis. Film production majors will begin receiving notification at the end of February as more time is needed to review the high volume of applications. All freshman applicants will receive notification no later than April 1. Transfer applicants will begin receiving notification at the end of April with all decisions released no later than June 1. For spring applicants, notification will begin January 2 and will continue on a rolling basis throughout the month.


Dodge College Application Requirements Your application for admission will be evaluated after the Office of Admission has received ALL required materials. It is your responsibility to be certain that all necessary materials have been received by the Office of Admission. Be sure to include your name and the last four digits of your social security number (if applicable) on all additional materials. □ □

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1. DODGE COLLEGE APPLICATION FORM. Complete all areas of the application and observe appropriate deadlines. 2. DODGE COLLEGE RECOMMENDATION. Arrange to have a recommendation letter sent to the Office of Admission. This is separate from the recommendation requested on The Common Application. We suggest you provide the person writing your recommendation with a pre-addressed stamped envelope to the address listed below. 3. DODGE COLLEGE ESSAY ONE. Write a brief essay describing your dream job. 4. DODGE COLLEGE ESSAY TWO. Each applicant must complete an additional essay specific to his/her intended major. Video essays for specific majors can only be uploaded online at http://web.chapman.edu/FilmAdmission/; hard copies of DVDs will not be accepted. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of a successful video upload. 5. CREATIVE RESUME. All applicants must submit a one page (max.) resume highlighting their best creative projects. Note that samples of your work are NOT TO BE SENT at this time but may be requested at a later date. 6. COMMON APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS. All applicants must complete The Common Application and submit all other materials required for that application.

Please address all envelopes with required documents for the Dodge College application to the following address: Chapman University Office of Admission One University Drive Orange, CA 92866 Or fax your application to 714-628-3404.

Chapman University considers all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, special needs, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws. Some information requested in this application is requested for federal reporting, and will not be used in a discriminatory manner. Chapman University is committed to assisting all members of the Chapman community in providing for their own personal safety and security. Information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as crime prevention, university public safety law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, crime statistics for the most recent three year period, and disciplinary procedures, are available from the Chief of Public Safety at 415 N. Glassell, The Department of Public Safety, 714-997-6763.


Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Application for Admission NOTE: STUDENTS SEEKING UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION TO THE DODGE COLLEGE OF FILM AND MEDIA ARTS MUST COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION IN ADDITION TO THE COMMON APPLICATION. Please type or print in black ink.

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PARENT E-MAIL (not required) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A parent’s e-mail address is requested to keep parents informed and updated about the general stages of the application process for the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. No specific student information or decision will be released to parents.

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY PLANS I AM A CANDIDATE FOR  FRESHMAN  TRANSFER  READMISSION

SEMESTER YEAR  FALL  SPRING YEAR

I AM A CANDIDATE FOR (Select only your top choice):  Digital Arts  Film Production (Freshman applicants must apply by the Early Action deadline)  Film Studies  Public Relations and Advertising  Screenwriting  Television and Broadcast Journalism

I AM APPLYING FOR  EARLY ACTION DEADLINE (Due Nov. 15) (Freshman Applicants Only)  REGULAR ADMISSION  LATE CONSIDERATION

ADDITIONAL MAJOR OPTIONS: Screen Acting:  Yes, I intend to apply for the BFA in Screen Acting. Creative Producing:  Yes, I would like my first choice major to be the BFA in Creative Producing should the program be approved for fall 2009.

PRIOR TO THIS APPLICATION I applied to Chapman  If yes, what semester(s)  I have attended Chapman  If yes, what semester 

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YES SPRING YEAR____ YES SPRING YEAR____

OPTIONAL SECOND CHOICE MAJOR (Check one only if you have a second choice within Dodge College):  Digital Arts  Film Studies  Public Relations and Advertising  Screenwriting  Television and Broadcast Journalism GENERAL ADMISSIONS APPLICATION: I have completed my The Common Application and Chapman University Supplemental Application :  Yes  No

Certification I certify that to the best of my knowledge, the information furnished on this application is accurate and complete. I agree that if admitted, I will abide by the rules and regulations of Chapman University as contained in the current Undergraduate Catalog. If there is a dispute between the university and me, the appropriate catalog will be used as an arbitrating medium. I understand that it is my responsibility to obtain the current Undergraduate Catalog before or after being admitted to the University. Applicant Signature ______________________________________________________________________________ Date__________________________

Chapman University • One University Drive • Orange, California 92866 • 1-888-CU-APPLY


Dodge College Letter of Recommendation INSTRUCTIONS: An additional letter of recommendation completed by someone other than the person filling out the recommendation form for The Common Application must be submitted. This letter of recommendation should be completed by a person who can discuss your creative strengths. Examples of appropriate people to write this letter on your behalf are art, drama, film/TV, journalism teachers or a boss or supervisor from a job, internship, or volunteer project where your duties included something of a creative nature. Please provide us with only one (1) letter of recommendation. Please include the following form for your recommender. TO THE APPLICANT: Please complete this form and give to the person making your Dodge College recommendation. Provide the person who writes the letter with a stamped envelope addressed to Chapman University, Office of Admission, One University Drive, Orange, CA, 92866. Name of applicant: ____________________________________________ Last four digits of Social Security number (if applicable): ________ Intended major: ______________________________________________ The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. This form is to be used as a reference for admission purposes. As currently interpreted by the Department of Education, the Act provides that applicants who subsequently enroll will have a right to inspect and review the evaluation if it is retained by the university, unless that right is waived in writing. Sign your name below only if you wish to waive your right of access. In the event that I become a student at Chapman University, I hereby waive my right of access to this letter of reference. Applicant’s signature: ________________________________________________________

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Print applicant’s name: ______________________________________________________ TO THE INDIVIDUAL WRITING THE LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: This candidate is applying for admission to Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University. The admission committee finds candid, thorough evaluations invaluable in the decision-making process. We would like to hear your personal thoughts about this candidate’s abilities and strengths in a creative atmosphere beyond his/her academic abilities. In the letter, include how long you have known the applicant and in what capacity. Please feel free to include any information on the candidate that you feel is pertinent to the individual’s intended major. Include this form with your letter of recommendation or clearly state Dodge College Recommendation on the top of your leter. Please mail to: Chapman University Office of Admission One University Drive Orange, CA 92866 or fax to: 714-628-3404


Dodge College Essay One Requirements In no more than one page, describe your dream job. Why do you feel this job is a perfect fit for you? What inspired you to consider this type of position? How will attending Dodge College help you land your desired job? Formatting guidelines: One (1) page maximum. 12pt. Times New Roman font. Single-spaced. One-inch margins all around. In the header on the left-hand side please write “Dodge College Essay One” and on the right please include your full name and last four digits of your Social Security number (if applicable).

Dodge College Essay Two Requirements Please respond to the essay prompt for your top-choice major only. Written essays should be no more than two pages, typed, single-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, one-inch margins on all sides. In the header on the lefthand side, write “Dodge College Essay Two, page #” and on the right-hand side put your full name and the last four digits of your Social Security number (if applicable). Remember to title your essay. Video essays should be no more than two minutes and uploaded prior to submitting this supplemental application. Upload your video to http://web.chapman.edu/FilmAdmission/ only. No hard copy DVDs will be accepted. Videos can be uploaded as QuickTime, .WAV, or Flash files. prior to creating your project, visit the Web site mentioned for further important instructions, all acceptable extensions for files, helpful tips, and details. An email confirmation verifying the completion of this essay will automatically be sent to the Office of Admission after you have successfully uploaded your project; you do not have to submit any confirmation with this written application. We highly encourage you to upload your video early rather than waiting until the deadline in case you experience any technical difficulties. If you are having trouble uploading, contact the Chapman University Help Desk at 714-997-6600 or helpdesk@chapman.edu.

Digital Arts Create a self-introductory video no more than two minutes in length. As a potential Digital Arts major, consider using animation elements or live-action that incorporates a use of special effects. Your video should visually highlight something about yourself, your personality, your interests, etc. that is not related to film. The only rule is that you may NOT appear in the video in any way (including any photographs of yourself), so be creative. Videos can be as simple or complex as you like but should have a clear story. You do not have to edit this project; it can be one long shot. Video essays can be live action or a slide show of still images or photographs with text and phrases, or a combination. We are primarily looking for your strengths at conveying a story visually and for evidence of your creativity rather than your technical abilities.

Film Production Create a self-introductory video no more than two minutes in length. Your video should visually highlight something about yourself, your personality, your interests, etc. that is not related to film. The only rule is that you may NOT appear in the video in any way (including any photographs of yourself), so be creative. Videos can be as simple or complex as you like but should have a clear story. You do not have to edit this project; it can be one long shot. Video essays can be live action or a slide show of still images or photographs with text and phrases, or a combination. We are primarily looking for your strengths at conveying a story visually and for evidence of your creativity rather than your technical abilities.

Film Studies Write a critique of a film produced in 2008 that strongly resonated with you in either a positive or negative way. Focus on the film's execution and delivery of themes or messages, particularly how specific uses of the cinematic aesthetic (such as cinematography, editing, and sound) contributed to the overall impact.

Public Relations and Advertising In a written essay, describe a public relations or advertising campaign that you found particularly effective or particularly offensive. Examine the overall goal or message of the campaign, how that message was delivered, and if the campaign was successful. This can also be a campaign you have organized or in which you were a participant.

Screenwriting The following is a prompt for the beginning of a scene. Write a short narrative to finish the scene. Focus on developing and defining characters, building on the story, and creating captivating dialogue. Do not use formal screenplay format. A person arrives home to find an uninvited visitor.

Television and Broadcast Journalism Respond to one (1) option of your choosing. The options are designed around the two different emphases within the major. Broadcast Journalism Option: Put yourself in the position of a journalist for a major newspaper or a reporter on the evening news. Take an event from your own life and turn it into a hard news story. Either write a newspaper article or your script for the broadcast report. Television Option: Create a self-introductory video no more than two minutes in length. Your video should visually highlight something about yourself, your personality, your interests, etc. that is not related to film. The only rule is that you may NOT appear in the video in any way (including any photographs of yourself), so be creative. Videos can be as simple or complex as you like but should have a clear story. You do not have to edit this project; it can be one long shot. Video essays can be live action or a slide show of still images or photographs with text and phrases, or a combination. We are primarily looking for your strengths at conveying a story visually and for evidence of your creativity rather than your technical abilities.


Creative Resume Provide a one-page (max.) resume highlighting 5-7 pieces of what you consider to be your best creative work. These projects should demonstrate your ability to convey a story or message through creative, artistic or technical talents. As we are only asking for a limited number of projects, include more recent items and projects in which you were the driving force or had a leadership role. These can include class assignments, projects from jobs or internships, or your personal hobbies and freelance work. Please note you are NOT to submit any actual materials from this resume at this time. Suggested Items to include in the Creative Resume Art Work: Paintings, drawings, sculptures, or crafts. Film/Television:

Narrative, documentary, journalistic, experimental, or animated works.

Advertising/PR Materials/ Graphic Design:

Brochures, posters, flyers, advertisements, or other promotional materials

Multimedia:

Any work designed and created for computer use, such as graphics, multimedia materials, Web page design.

Music:

Scores of original composition, song writing, instrumental or vocal performance.

Photography:

Digital or film.

Theater/Dance:

Set or costume design, performance experience, choreography, or theatre production experience.

Writing:

Screenplays, short stories, theatrical plays, poetry, newspaper or magazine articles, press releases, scholarly essays, speeches.

Event Planning:

Events planned as fundraisers, school activities, or club/organization events.

Format for Resume listing CATEGORY: choose from those listed above Title: title of the project (length of project if applicable) Source and Date of Creation: You may write “freelance” if it was something you did on your own. Description of item: An in-depth description of the piece, the inspiration or objective, and your specific role in its creation. Also list any awards or special recognition you may have received for the piece. Example of Resume listing FILM Roger’s Car (5 minutes) Introduction to Film class, October 2008 This was our final group assignment for my Introduction to Film and TV class at Cedar Valley High School. Our assignment was to create a video that encompassed all the film techniques we had learned over the semester including lighting, editing, sound design, and cinematography techniques. In my group we made a movie about a student’s first behind-the-wheel driving experience. I acted in the film, did most of the camera work, and edited the final piece together. We later entered it into our high school end of the year film festival where it won first place in the comedy category. WRITING Articles for the School Newspaper Journalism I class, 2008 I wrote several feature articles on various topics from the constant flooding of the men’s bathroom to vandalism on campus. I also did a film review for every issue. I helped with the layout of the paper as well as selecting the final photographs. GRAPHIC DESIGN Toys for Tots local Web site Internship with Toys for Tots, Summer 2008 During the summer I interned with Toys for Tots, a non-profit organization that asks people to donate toys for underprivileged children. I offered to do a re-design on the Web site for the local Cherry Valley chapter. My goal was to make the website more interactive and colorful. I added a blogging section, added more photographs of events, and created a new Flash introduction to the site.


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