»BA in Dance

This will take you through the application process for an undergraduate BA in Dance degree and make sure you know how it works from start to finish. Be sure to visit all four (4) sections below for pertinent application and audition information.

+-Audition Dates & Requirements

SCHEDULE AN IN-PERSON AUDITION:

Applicants are encouraged to audition/interview in-person whenever possible.

AUDITION DATES:

  • October 18, 2014
  • October 25, 2014
  • November 9, 2014 (Last First Year Early Admissions Audition Date & Discover Chapman Day)
  • January 17, 2015
  • January 19, 2015
  • February 14, 2015 (Last First Year Audition Date)
  • February 21, 2015 (Transfer Students only)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Your audition for the department will consist of a dance solo performance and a brief, informal interview. Prepare a 2-4 minute dance solo demonstrating a wide range of your dance technique and artistry. It may be a dance you choreographed or a dance someone has choreographed for you. (Please be sure to credit the choreographer.) If you have skills in more than one dance form (jazz, modern, ballet, tap etc.) you may wish to present two separate shorter pieces to demonstrate your talent. Technical prowess, presence, musicality, expression and performance quality will be evaluated to determine admittance to the Department of Dance as well as talent awards.

On the day of your audition:

  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time and warm up.
  • Bring your music on CD, iPod, iPad, phone, or computer
  • Wear a leotard and tights or other form-fitting clothes with appropriate footwear as needed. Please do not wear skirts, T-shirts, shorts, sweats or costumes.

+-Common Application Requirements

The following items must be submitted to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Dance program:

  • $65 non-refundable application fee or fee waiver request (First Year & Transfer)
  • Official test results (SAT or ACT plus Writing) sent from the College Board or ACT* (First Year & Transfer)
    • *Test scores are waived for transfer applicants with 24+ completed semester units
  • School Report (First Year applicants only)
  • Official Transcript(s) from all attended institutions (First Year & Transfer)
  • One Teacher Evaluation (First Year applicants only)
  • One Academic Evaluation (Transfer applicants only)
  • Registrar Report (Transfer applicants only)
  • In your Common Application:
    • Indicate your intended major: Bachelor of Arts in Dance
    • Answer “yes” to “Do you intend to submit an Art Supplement” on Chapman University’s 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 your supplemental materials application. NOTE: Whether auditioning/interviewing in person, or uploading your audition/materials online, SlideRoom is required.

+-Additional Requirements via SlideRoom (Art Supplement)

All students applying to the Department of Dance (Audition In-Person and Audition Upload) must complete the Art Supplement via SlideRoom as part of the Common Application. Your art supplement fee will be $10 which will be paid online via SlideRoom when you submit your materials.

The following items must be submitted via SlideRoom to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Dance program:

  • AUDITION IN-PERSON
    • Schedule your In-Person Audition - BA in Dance applicants should refer to the audition requirements listed in the Audition Dates & Requirements tab.
    • Dance Resume - This should include your training, teachers, performance and choreographic experience. Include the names of theatres and directors you have worked with, as well as any media work you have done. You may want to include awards and any summer scholarships you have received.
    • Letter of Recommendation - The letter should come from your most recent dance instructor or a professional with whom you have worked. By using the reference tab, please invite this teacher or professional to submit a letter of recommendation for you. Your recommender will receive an email prompting him or her to upload his or her recommendation into SlideRoom.  This letter is confidential and you will not be able to read it via SlideRoom.  Please remember the letter of recommendation uploaded in SlideRoom is specifically for the Department of Dance.  This is a separate recommendation from those required by the Office of Admission.
    • Photograph - Please upload a photo of yourself so we can identify you - professional headshots are not required.  SlideRoom accepts many different image file formats.
  • AUDITION UPLOAD
    • Audition - BA in Dance applicants who choose to submit an uploaded audition video should refer to the audition requirements listed in the Audition Dates & Requirements tab.
      • Uploaded videos should include an introduction, a brief discussion of your performing experience, and answer the question, "Why do you want to attend Chapman?"
    • Dance Resume - This should include your training, teachers, performance and choreographic experience. Include the names of theatres and directors you have worked with, as well as any media work you have done. You may want to include awards and any summer scholarships you have received.
    • Letter of Recommendation - The letter should come from your most recent dance instructor or a professional with whom you have worked. By using the reference tab, please invite this teacher or professional to submit a letter of recommendation for you. Your recommender will receive an email prompting him or her to upload his or her recommendation into SlideRoom.  This letter is confidential and you will not be able to read it via SlideRoom.  Please remember the letter of recommendation uploaded in SlideRoom is specifically for the Department of Dance.  This is a separate recommendation from those required by the Office of Admission.
    • Photograph - Please upload a photo of yourself so we can identify you - professional headshots are not required.  SlideRoom accepts many different image file formats.

NOTE: In-Person audition applicants are highly recommended to complete SlideRoom before the Common Application.  This applies primarily to Early Action candidates who may not yet have submitted their Common Application. Supplemental Materials must be submitted prior to your audition date.

QUICK LINKS:

+-Deadlines

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. Please refer to the application checklist for more information on specified Admission deadline(s).

AUDITION DEADLINES (in-person & audition upload):

  • FIRST YEAR Early Action
    • Audition In-Person Deadline: Sunday, November 9, 2014
    • Audition Upload Deadline: Sunday, November 9, 2014
  • FIRST YEAR Regular Admission
    • Audition In-Person Deadline: Saturday, February 14, 2015
    • Audition Upload Deadline: Saturday, February 14, 2015
  • TRANSFER Regular Admission
    • Audition In-Person Deadline: Saturday, February 21, 2015
    • Audition Upload Deadline: Saturday, Februar 28, 2015

* The Art Supplement must be submitted online by 11:59pm on the appropriate deadline.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

  • FIRST YEAR Early Action Date (non-binding): Saturday, November 1, 2014
  • FIRST YEAR Regular Admission: Thursday, January 15, 2015
  • TRANSFER Regular Admission: Sunday, March 15, 2015
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