BUILD YOUR CREW

The fastest-rising film, advertising and broadcast journalism school in the country, Dodge College plunges its students into an immersive world of entertainment and media. State-of-the-art facilities combine with state-of-the-art teachers and a constant flow of top Hollywood guests, all working together in a unique village setting.

Chapman Master Classes

LEARN FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS

The second season of the Chapman Master Classes features an exciting lineup of entertainment industry leaders and visionaries.
Lulu Wang Lulu Wang

Director
The Farewell

Dee Dee Myers Dee Dee Myers

Former White House press secretary and Warner Bros. head of communications

Barry Jenkins Barry Jenkins

Writer-director 
Moonlight

Bryan Cranston Bryan Cranston

Actor, Director Writer, Producer

Ruth E. Carter Ruth E. Carter

Costume Designer
Black Panther

Jason Blum Jason Blum

Producer
Paranormal Activity

Damien Chazelle Damien Chazelle

Director
La La Land

Bong Joon Ho Bong Joon Ho

Director
Parasite

ed Sarandos Ted Sarandos

CEO of Netflix

Pete Docter Pete Docter

Head of Pixar

EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

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film students pose for picture BA in Film Studies
student in the writing room BFA in Screenwriting
actor on set BFA in Screen Acting
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Documentary film students Explore Graduate Programs
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STUDENT WORK SHOWCASE

Explore a selection of student projects, from narrative films to public relations campaigns
Birds Without Wings | Documentary

Two adults who grew up in the slums of Delhi strive to give new wings to the kids bounded by the shackles of poverty, drugs, and society.

Rocket | Narrative

A bittersweet fairy tale set in the world of 1950’s dirt track racing. Rocket is a Student Academy Awards winner for Narrative Film.

Chiaroscuro | Animation

In a desolate place, a discovery by a mysterious entity sets in motion a chase through abstract space. Chiaroscuro is a Student Academy Award winner for Alternative Film.

Icarus | Narrative

When a Mars colony’s comm satellite is damaged, Emilia Riley embarks on a seemingly harmless repair excursion. Icarus is winner of numerous film festival awards. 

Night Call | Narrative

When on a routine patrol, a Black female cop living in and patrolling Inglewood gets called to a disturbance she is forced to make an unprecedented life altering decision. Night Call is winner of numerous film festival awards. 

Two Paper Nightingales | Narrative

A fairy tale of two sisters torn apart by war, told from three different cultural perspectives.Two Paper Nightingales is Student Academy Awards finalist. 

JOIN THE VILLAGE OF FILMMAKERS

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Inclusion

We’ve hired 20 professors of color in the past year alone. We have a majority-female student body. And we have students from every race and religion, all made to feel welcome in this collaborative community.

Learn More About Our Efforts

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Careers

Discover our brand-new Careers Hub, opening in Fall 2021, led by a team of professionals working to find jobs and internships for every student on campus under the guidance of their very own agent, Joe Rosenberg.

View Our Career Support Programming

Knott Theater
State-of-the-Art Facilities

With a 500-seat theater, world-class soundstages and a newly-installed LED wall, we’re preparing our students not just for today but the future.

Learn More About Our Facilities

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OUR BRILLIANT ALUMNI

Telling Stories of Triumph: Since graduating from Chapman last year with an MFA in documentary film, Rishabh Thakker is already making a name for himself with his thesis documentary film Birds Without Wings, which was selected as a finalist for the Student Academy Awards in 2020. Read the full story.