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All students applying to the B.F.A. Art or B.F.A. Graphic Design programs must complete the Art Supplement via SlideRoom as well as the Common Application. Your art supplement fee will be $10 which you will pay online via SlideRoom when you submit your materials. The art supplement application requires you to submit four pieces to be considered:

Printable version of the Art Supplement directions.

1. Statement of Interest:

Describe why you are interested in studying studio art or graphic design at Chapman University, including artistic and educational goals. The department of art at Chapman University is committed to interdisciplinary dialogues, including academics and non-academic interests that influence your art work.

2. Statement of Two Most Successful Works:

Pick the two most successful works in your portfolio and explain in a statement what makes them most significant, including how the formal elements of the works support their meaning.

Statement should be about 500 words in length, total.

3. A Signed Letter of Recommendation:

Submit a signed letter of recommendation from a high school art teacher or art mentor, speaking to your creative talents and merits as a student. The letter is not required to be confidential, but submitting a signed letter of recommendation is mandatory. NOTE: This letter is in addition to the recommendation letter required by the Admissions Office.

4. Media Uploads:

Portfolio- Upload 8 to 10 examples of your best art work. It may include design, drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture or whatever you feel best demonstrates your talent.

Photo- Upload a photo of yourself so we can identify you. Professional headshots are not necessary.

NOTE: In total you should upload 8-11 items, including one photo of yourself

5. Deadlines:

  • TRANSFER Spring 2015 - Regular Decision: Oct. 15, 2014
  • FRESHMAN Fall 2015 - Early Action: Nov. 1, 2014
  • FRESHMAN Fall 2015 - Regular Decision: Jan. 15, 2015
  • TRANSFER Fall 2015 - Regular Decision: Mar. 15, 2015

All supplemental materials must be uploaded through SlideRoom through https://chapmanart.slideroom.com/#/Login.

For more information on deadlines or the application procedure please visit the Chapman University Admission page at http://www.chapman.edu/admission/undergraduate/applynow.aspx 

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