This will take you through the application process for an undergraduate degree in Film Studies and how it works from start to finish
»Film Studies Undergraduate Application
The following items must be submitted through SlideRoom to be considered for admission to the Film Studies program:
- Dodge College Essay
- Major Requirement Essay
- Creative Resume
- Department Letter of Recommendation*
*Please note that there has been a change with the letter of recommendation for Dodge College. This recommendation now needs to be sent through SlideRoom and NOT through the Common Application.
To get to SlideRoom: You must answer "yes" to "Do you intend to submit an Art Supplement?" on Chapman University's Common App questions. This will activate the "Art Supplement" tab in your Common App, where you will be provided a link to SlideRoom. In SlideRoom, please set up an account and complete the required supplemental requirements.
SlideRoom will not allow you to submit your Art Supplement until you have submitted your Common Application. However, you may create your account and add materials in SlideRoom concurrent to your Common Application. Do NOT wait until the last minute to register on Slideroom. And do NOT wait until the last minute to submit your art supplement requirements, in the event any technical issues arise. Once all materials are submitted to SlideRoom, they are final.
The Common Application and SlideRoom materials must be submitted by the appropriate deadline or your application will be considered late.
+-Art Supplement Requirements for 2013/2014
Please note that you may only submit Art Supplement materials into SlideRoom for your 1st Choice Major selected on Common App. No other materials will be reviewed as part of the application process.
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
Prompt: In no more than two (2) pages, write a critique of a film produced in 2013 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.
Format: Essays should be typed, single-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, one-inch margins on all sides. Remember to title your essay.
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.
Letter of 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. This Recommendation must be requested and submitted through SlideRoom with the rest of your Art Supplement materials. DO NOT submit this recommendation through the Common Application.
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:
- Spring 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
Regular Deadline Applicants: Beginning of March through April
Fall Transfers: Mid-May and June
Spring Transfers: Mid-November and December
- Undergraduate Applications
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