This will take you through the application process for an undergraduate degree in Digital Arts and make sure you know how it works from start to finish
»Digital Arts Undergraduate Application
The following items must be submitted to be considered for admission to the Digital Arts program:
- Common Application
- Chapman Supplement
- Secondary School Report
- One (1) Academic Recommendation (may submit up to 2)
- One (1) Non-Academic Recommendation (see below)
- Dodge College Supplemental
- Dodge College Essay
- Major Requirement Essay
- Creative Resume
* Please note: All Dodge College supplemental materials must be uploaded through SlideRoom. More instructions on this process to come.
Non Academic Recommendation:
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, or journalism teachers or a boss or supervisor from a job, internship, or volunteer project where your duties included something of a creative nature.
+-Supplemental Materials for 2013/2014
Supplemental Materials for 2013/2014
Dodge College Essay
Prompt: Describe something that you are passionate about. How could you use the art of storytelling to share or pursue your passion? How has this passion influenced who you are and what your goals are in life?
Formatting: One (1) page maximum in length. 12pt. Times New Roman Font. Single-spaced okay. One inch margins.
Major Requirement “Essay”
Respond to one (1) option of your choosing:
Option 1: Portfolio Review
Students can choose to submit a portfolio of artistic work. Limit your portfolio to only 15 pieces (15 pages) maximum.
Examples of portfolio pieces include:
Still Life Drawings
Images of CG Models
Stills from VFX Reels
Some of things we like to see in the portfolio are 1) technical drawing skills, such as life drawing, still life drawings and action sketches, 2) computer literacy, i.e., a basic comfort level with some digital tools such as Photoshop or Illustrator, and 3) good taste and inventiveness! This involves creativity of concept, good composition, pleasing color palettes, etc. We are looking for talented artists, not merely technicians.
Option 2: Visual Portfolio
Prompt: Create a visual portfolio video no more than six minutes in length. This may consist of a sample of visual work in a reel format or a narrative story. No matter which format, the submission must demonstrate primarily digital arts skills, such as animation or visual effects.
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. Please use the following format when structuring your resume:
- 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.
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.
All documents must be uploaded to The Common Application and SlideRoom by the given deadlines. Late applications are only reviewed on a space available basis. Undergraduate deadlines (including international students) are as follows:
FOR SPRING 2014:
- Transfer Regular Admission: October 15
FOR FALL 2014:
- Freshman Early Action (non-binding): November 1
- Freshman Regular Admission: January 15
- Transfer Regular Admission: March 15
Early Action Applicants: End of December through January
*For Film Production: End of December through February
Regular Deadline Applicants: Beginning of March through April
Fall Transfers: Mid-May and June
Spring Transfers: Mid-November and December
All transcripts from all high schools attended, as well as any college work must be submitted to the main Chapman Admissions Office:
Office of Admissions
1 University Drive
Orange, Ca 92866
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