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Entrance into the Department of Dance as a dance major or minor is by audition only.  Prospective students may audition in person or by video upload.  Prospective dance major students (including transfer students) must also complete the admission requirements for Chapman University.  Prospective dance minor students will audition in the spring of their first year at Chapman University.

Talent scholarships will be determined during the entrance auditions. Students must declare a dance major and be accepted into the program to receive a talent scholarship.

After auditioning, students will receive notification from Admissions if accepted into the university and the Department of Dance. Talent scholarship awards will not be announced until the audition process is complete. Notification of acceptance into the Dance Department and notification of talent scholarship awards is usually completed by the end of March.

All freshmen and transfer dance majors begin in the Bachelor of Arts dance program. Dance majors may audition for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in the spring of their sophomore year.

Please note that many dance classes are open to dance majors only. Classes designed for dance majors may accept non-majors, providing the class has room, the student is at the appropriate technical level, and the chair of the Department of Dance has given permission.

All students applying to the Department of Dance must complete the Arts Supplement via SlideRoom as part of the Common Application. Your Arts Supplement fee will be $10, which will be paid online via SlideRoom when you submit your materials.

For additional information, please contact the Department of Dance at (714) 744-7040 or dance@chapman.edu.

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    Did You Know?

    Dance majors at Chapman have the opportunity to join the Chapman Dance Alliance, an organization dedicated to educating and informing the Chapman community about the versatility and power of dance, within and beyond the boundaries of entertainment and performance.  CDA gives students the opportunity to be part of numerous events, including a performance every fall which is entirely student produced and choreographed.

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