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Undergraduate Admission

Creative Activities

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We all have a creative side. At Chapman, you’ll be able to stay in touch with — and even hone — yours, whether your major is a creative one or not.

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We provide funding for creative majors just like we do for the sciences and humanities...

...so that you're free to achieve all you can as an artist.

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We offer creative minors....

...so that you can stay creative even when your major isn't.

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We're home to dozens of creative clubs and student organizations...

...so that you can connect with a creative community on campus.

Located at the heart of Southern California’s creative scene

Located in Orange, California, we're situated at the heart of a vibrant creative scene, with connections to the Los Angeles and Orange County art communities, as well as Hollywood. That means you will have plenty of opportunities to explore your creativity — whether it’s in a creative major or minor, or more casually in a creative club or student organization.

Supporting your development as an artist through…

  • Classes taught by a passionate group of professors who are all active artists.
  • Master classes led by professionals in art and entertainment, such as our Filmmaker-in-Residence series.
  • Scholarships that you can earn for excellence in artistic fields, grants to fund your creative projects and travel grants that you can use to study abroad.
  • Opportunities to show off your work at film festivals, art shows, galleries and more — locally and across the country.
  • Career services to help you find work in creative industries.
  • Access to internships in competitive creative fields — a great way to get your foot in the door.
  • Facilities equipped with the tools you need to reach your full potential as an artist.


Art isn’t created in a vacuum. That means surrounding yourself with a community of peers and making sure you have the right tools — and tech — for the job. At our on-campus facilities, you’ll find both: a community of artists just as passionate as you are, plus spaces designed from the ground up for collaboration and creativity.

On campus, you’ll find:

  • Performing arts spaces and venues, including the Musco Center for the Arts, one of the best university concert venues in the country and the Sandi Simon Center for Dance, outfitted with t
  • Film production studios open 24/7, inspired by the spaces built for Pixar, Disney, Microsoft and Google.
  • Visual-art studios open 24/7 for ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography and sculpture.

See our creative facilities up close

Come see what we have to offer yourself on an in-person tour of our Orange, California campus.

 Not in the area? Not to worry? These virtual tours will bring you up close wherever and whenever.

Dozens of Creative Minors

We get it: not everyone goes into a creative major. Even if you’re an artist, sometimes art isn’t the career path for you.

But at Chapman, you will always be able to make creativity a part of your college experience. We offer minors in the arts that will let you keep practicing yours alongside your major.

Our creative minors include:

  • Art
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Dance
  • Documentary Film
  • Film Music
  • Game Development Programming
  • Graphic Design
  • Music
  • Music Business
  • Music Technology
  • Production Design for Film
  • Television
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • Visual Effects
Kurt Horney '24
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, Dance minor
“Being interdisciplinary in any field is a huge advantage. At Chapman, I can pursue a career path in the sciences while still being involved in dance.”

Creative Clubs and Organizations

Another great way to keep in touch with your creative side in college, plus make friends along the way? Join a student club or organization. We have dozens of creative clubs on campus, including:

On-campus performance ensembles

Film clubs

The Ideation Lab

Funding and more for your creative endeavors

Have a creative project in mind? No matter your major, the Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) is here to help with funding, mentorship and more — your ambition’s the limit.

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Ask a Student

Still have questions about the Chapman experience? Our student ambassadors are here to help. Feel free to reach out!

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Call us: (714) 997-6711

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Chapman University
Attn: Office of Admission
One University Drive 
Orange, CA 92866

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