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Requirements to apply:

  • Must be entering your junior or senior year of high school fall of 2015
  • Must have at least a 3.0 weighted GPA
  • Submit all required materials on the application

+-Application Requirements

        1. Application

Complete all parts of the application form.

        2. Written Essay

In no more than two (2) pages, write a true story about something that has happened to you or someone you know. Use this story to show your unique storytelling skills as well as illustrate what creativity you would bring to the program.

Short stories should be typed, single-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, one-inch margins on all sides. Remember to title your essay.

        3. 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. 

Format for Resume listing

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:

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.

       4. 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. Please provide us with only one (1) letter of recommendation. Please make sure to have the recommender include the cover sheet. 

The letter can be submitted via email or can be mailed as a hard copy. It must be received or postmarked by the March 15th deadline. Please see the recommender cover sheet included with the application for more instructions.

      5. Transcript

Please submit a current transcript from your high school. You must have at least a 3.0 GPA (unweighted) to be considered for this program. This does not have to be an official transcript. It is best if you can email an electronic copy of this transcript with the rest of your application materials, although you can also mail a hard copy to: 

                  Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

                  ATTN: Summer Film Academy

                  1 University Drive

                  Orange, CA 92866

If mailing a hard copy, make sure to check the “sent separately” box on the application page. Your mailed transcript must be postmarked by March 15, 2014.

+-Deadlines

Application due on March 15, 2015 by 10 p.m. PST

+-Application Info

This program is competitive, and not all students who apply will get in. We are looking for students who have a passion for film and storytelling. We want to see that you can tell a creative story, and have unique idea to bring to the program. Also, we like to see that students have a diverse background in creative areas. Academically we want to see that you can handle the rigor and intensity of our program. 

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    Contact us at:

    summerfilmacad@chapman.edu

    (714) 997-6765


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