Building a Solar-Powered Future
Innovative Chapman students team up with colleagues from other Orange County schools on a project to build a solar-powered house as an entry in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2015.
After winning an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, Justin Simien ’05 encouraged others to share their visions and raise their own voices for change.
“I didn’t see myself reflected back at me in the films I love or the stories that resonated for me,” Simien said in his acceptance speech Saturday night in Santa Monica during the 30th-anniversary ceremony, which was televised by IFC. Simien’s critically acclaimed satirical film Dear White People explores race and identity at an Ivy League university.
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Get Your Hands Dirty
Inside the walls of our university you will find dynamic classes with creative students and faculty ready to work hand-in-hand. Get your hands dirty from day one. Pick up a camera, put on your lab coat, or begin your first novel. Chapman allows you the opportunity to work alongside your professors from the beginning.
World-Class Faculty Who Know Your Name
Our faculty graduated from the same prestigious schools as their colleagues at other world-class universities. They do the same caliber of research. They speak at the same international conferences. They get interviewed on national television, write textbooks, and garner national awards. The only difference from their colleagues is that our faculty know their students by name.
The Chapman Family
Being connected with a dedicated, resourceful, and innovative network is one of the most important aspects of attending a university. Chapman cultivates an environment of family, so when you're in the "real world" a friend is just around the corner. Panther Pride is with you for a lifetime.
One Chapman Family. Many #ChapmanStories.
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It's not often you come to a place in life where the decision you make will change your future forever. College is one of those places. At Chapman we are a community of makers. We make companies, we create art and we think of new ideas. We share a love of making things and taking them out into the world. We support each other. We are one family with many #ChapmanStories.