• Chapman Summer Film Academy class posing silly in front of the Warner Brothers Studio Tour building

Dodge College of Film & Media Arts


Summer Film Academy

» Learn all aspects of filmmaking in just two weeks!

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts offers a two-week comprehensive, collaborative and creative high school film program during the summer.

Dates for Summer 2018

Session 1: June 15, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Session 2: July 1, 2018 - July 14, 2018

For two weeks students are immersed in the world of film through class discussions, film screenings, guest speakers, field trips, and filmmaking in small groups. They live, breathe and eat filmmaking around the clock while being taught by Chapman faculty who are industry professionals and mentored by current Dodge College grad students and alumni. All of this will be shared with their peers as they work in groups to complete projects to create short digital, narrative projects which are showcased to parents and relatives on the final night of the program in our 500-seat Folino Theater.

The application for Summer 2018 will open in December

Requirements to Attend:

  • High school student entering Junior or Senior year in 2018
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Written Essay
  • Creative Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Transcript
  • Application Fee $10

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