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Undergraduate Admission

» How to Apply - Creative Supplement

The Creative Supplement allows you to demonstrate your artistic talent as part of the application process. If you are applying to a program within a college or department below, you must submit a Creative Supplement for review by the department and faculty:

  • College of Performing Arts
  • Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
  • Department of Art (excluding Art History)

Every department and program has unique Creative Supplement requirements. Please review all instructions thoroughly.
Although not required at the point of application, please be prepared to submit a Creative Supplement for your second-choice major if requested.

The Creative Supplement is for prospective first-year and transfer students only.

Submission Instructions

You can only submit your Creative Supplement after submitting your Common App to Chapman. You must submit your Creative Supplement within your Applicant Status Page.

Your Creative Supplement letter of recommendation should come from a person who can discuss your creative strengths. The letter should not come from the same person who is providing the Teacher Evaluation on your Common App. If you need to have your Common App recommender moved to your Creative Supplement, please email your request to

Use the information below to find specific instructions by program/college.

+ - Art and Graphic Design Programs

Applicants for the BFA in Art or BFA in Graphic Design can find instructions for creating and submitting the Creative Supplement on the Undergraduate Applications for Department of Art page.

For questions, please contact the Department of Art (714) 997-6729 or

+ - Department of Dance Program

BA in Dance applicants can find instructions on creating and submitting their Creative Supplement, as well as details on the audition process, on the Apply - BA in Dance webpage.

For questions, please contact the Department of Dance at (714) 744-7040 or

+ - Department of Theatre Programs

Use the links below to find detailed instructions on submitting the Creative Supplement for your program.

For questions, please contact the Theatre Department at (714) 744-7087 or

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Note: any questions relating to the admission process should be sent to