» How to Apply to Theatre Programs

Follow these steps to apply to Department of Theatre programs at Chapman University.

For application deadlines, see our Admission pages:

Step 1: Submit Your Common Application

Follow the Chapman application process to submit your Common Application.

You won't be able to move on to the next step until you have submitted your Common Application. Try to submit your Common Application as soon as possible so that you have time for step 2.

Within 48 hours of submitting your Common Application, you will gain access to your Application Status Page, which is where you will complete step 2.

For transfer students: We encourage you to apply to a BA program (Theatre Studies, Theatre Technology) and not a BFA program (Theatre Performance, Screen Acting). BA programs only require 47 credits. BFA programs require 78 and at least three years at Chapman, so they take much longer to complete.


Step 2: Submit Your Creative Supplement

Your Creative Supplement is where you will showcase your creative skills and talents.

Upload your Creative Supplement materials to your Application Status Page, which you will gain access to once you have submitted your Common Application (step 1). If you have questions, you can email us at copaadmit@chapman.edu or check our Creative Supplement FAQs page.

The requirements for the Creative Supplement are different for each major:

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Step 3: Wait

You’re all done. Now just sit tight. We’ll review your application and get back to you soon. Select applicants will be invited to a live audition session to meet program directors and answer additional questions.

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