» BA in Dance

This will take you through the application process for an undergraduate BA in Dance degree and make sure you know how it works from start to finish. Be sure to visit all four (4) sections below for pertinent application and audition information.

QUICK LINKS:

+ - Deadlines

All documents must be uploaded through The Common Application and the Creative Supplement by the given deadlines.  Late applications are reviewed on a space available basis.  Please refer to the application checklist for more information on specified Admission deadline(s).

AUDITION DEADLINES (in-person & audition upload):

  • FIRST YEAR Early Action
    • Audition In-Person Deadline: Saturday, October 29, 2016
    • Audition Upload Deadline: Saturday, November 5, 2016
  • FIRST YEAR Regular Admission
    • Audition In-Person Deadline: Saturday, February 18, 2017
    • Audition Upload Deadline: Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • TRANSFER Regular Admission
    • Audition In-Person Deadline: Saturday, March 4, 2017
    • Audition Upload Deadline: Saturday, March 11, 2017

* The Creative Supplement must be submitted online by 11:59pm PST on the appropriate deadline.

COMMON APPLICATION DEADLINES:

  • FIRST YEAR Early Action Date (non-binding): Tuesday, November 1, 2016
  • FIRST YEAR Regular Admission: Sunday, January 15, 2017
  • TRANSFER Regular Admission: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

+ - Common Application Requirements

The following items must be submitted to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Dance program.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

  • $70 non-refundable application fee or fee waiver request (First Year & Transfer)
  • Official test results (SAT or ACT - Writing is recommended) sent from the College Board or ACT (First Year & Transfer)*
  • Common App School Report form (First Year applicants only)
  • Official Transcript(s) from all attended institutions (First Year & Transfer)*
  • One Teacher Evaluation (First Year applicants only)
  • One Academic Evaluation (Transfer applicants only)
    • *Test scores are waived for Transfer applicants with 24+ completed semester units.  The final high school transcript is waived for Transfer applicants with 60+ completed semester units.
  • In your Common Application:
    • Indicate your intended major: Dance - BA
    • You will see the following message: "You've selected a major that requires a Dance Department Creative Supplement, including an audition, in order to complete and review your application.  Please follow the link here to continue or start that process."
    • Click the radio button "I understand" to proceed.

+ - Additional Major Requirements via the Creative Supplement

All students applying to the Department of Dance (Audition In-Person and Audition Upload) must complete the Creative Supplement as part of the Common Application.

The following items must be submitted via the Creative Supplement to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Dance program:

  • AUDITION IN-PERSON
    • Schedule your In-Person Audition - BA in Dance applicants should refer to the audition requirements listed in the Schedule an Audition / Dates & Requirements tab.
    • Dance Resume - This should include your training, teachers, performance and choreographic experience. Include the names of theatres and directors you have worked with, as well as any media work you have done. You may want to include awards and any summer scholarships you have received.
    • Letter of Recommendation - The letter should come from your most recent dance instructor or a professional with whom you have worked. By using the reference tab, please invite this teacher or professional to submit a letter of recommendation for you. Your recommender will receive an email prompting him or her to upload their recommendation into the Creative Supplement.  This letter is confidential and you will not have access to view your recommender's submission.  Please remember the letter of recommendation uploaded in the Creative Supplement is specifically for the Department of Dance.  This is a separate recommendation from those required by the Office of Admission.
    • Photograph - Please upload a photo of yourself so we can identify you - professional headshots are not required.
  • AUDITION UPLOAD
    • Audition - BA in Dance applicants who choose to submit an uploaded audition video should refer to the audition requirements listed in the Schedule an Audition / Dates & Requirements tab.
      • NOTE: Uploaded videos should include a brief introduction with your name, hometown, a brief discussion of your performing experience and answer the following question, "Why do you want to attend Chapman?".
    • Dance Resume - This should include your training, teachers, performance and choreographic experience. Include the names of theatres and directors you have worked with, as well as any media work you have done. You may want to include awards and any summer scholarships you have received.
    • Letter of Recommendation - The letter should come from your most recent dance instructor or a professional with whom you have worked. By using the reference tab, please invite this teacher or professional to submit a letter of recommendation for you. Your recommender will receive an email prompting him or her to upload their recommendation into the Creative Supplement. This letter is confidential and you will not have access to view your recommender's submission. Please remember the letter of recommendation uploaded in Creative Supplement is specifically for the Department of Dance.  This is a separate recommendation from those required by the Office of Admission.
    • Photograph - Please upload a photo of yourself so we can identify you - professional headshots are not required.

NOTE: If you plan on attending an in-person audition, it is highly recommended that you submit your Common Application prior to your scheduled audition.  In order to be reviewed for admission, your Common Application and Creative Supplement must be submitted prior to the respective deadlines.

+ - Schedule an Audition / Dates & Requirements

SCHEDULE AN IN-PERSON AUDITION:

  • To schedule an in-person audition appointment, please complete your Creative Supplement at go.chapman.edu/apply.  Applicants are encouraged to audition/interview in-person whenever possible.

AUDITION DATES:

  • Saturday, October 15, 2016
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016
  • Saturday, October 29, 2016 (last First Year Early Action audition date)
  • Saturday, January 14, 2017
  • Monday, January 16, 2017
  • Saturday, February 11, 2017
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017 (last First Year audition date)
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017 (last Transfer audition date)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Your audition for the department will consist of a dance solo performance and a brief, informal interview.  Prepare a two (2) minute dance solo demonstrating your dance technique and artistry.  It may be choreographed by you or for you (please be sure to credit the choreographer).  If you have skills in more than one dance form (jazz, modern, ballet, tap etc.), you may present two separate one (1) minute pieces to demonstrate your talent. Technical prowess, presence, musicality, expression and performance quality will be evaluated to determine admittance, as well as talent awards.

On the day of your audition:

  • Bring your music on CD, iPod/iPad/iPhone, or laptop.
  • Wear form-fitting dancewear with appropriate shoes. Please do not wear skirts, t-shirts, shorts, sweats or costumes.
  • Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your audition to allow time for parking, check-in and warm-up.
  • Plan for your audition to be approximately one hour in length.
  • Featured
  • News
  • Events
  • page loading
    TODAY TOMORROW

    »

    TODAY TOMORROW

    »

    TODAY TOMORROW

    »

    View all News »
  • page loading
    TODAY TOMORROW

    »

    TODAY TOMORROW

    »

    TODAY TOMORROW

    »

    View all Events »

Contact Us

Julianne O'Brien Pedersen
Chair, Department of Dance
(714) 744-7056
jobrien@chapman.edu