» Theatre Admission Process

Follow the Chapman application process and submit your Common Application. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.

  1. Submit your Creative Supplement and Pre-Screening materials through your Application Status Page. You’ll gain access to your Application Status Page within 48 hours of submitting the Common Application!
  2. Wait. (This is when we’ll review your application and materials.) Select applicants will be invited to a virtual callback session to meet faculty and current students, view student work, and participate in a Q & A. 
  3. Receive your final admission decision.


Transfer Applicants are encouraged to apply for the BA degree program because it requires a total of 47 credit hours. BFA programs require a total of 78 credit hours and necessitate, at a minimum, three years of study at Chapman (sometimes more, depending on prior coursework taken at other institutions and faculty evaluation with respect to placement in the acting curriculum).

Creative Supplement & Pre-Screen Requirements

The following items must be submitted through your Application Status Page to complete your application to the Department of Theatre:

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