» Accelerated MA in Film Studies Application

How to Apply

In order to apply to the Accelerated MA in Film Studies graduate program, you must submit the required application materials, as well as a Creative Supplement.


  • Statement of Intent: Submit an essay expressing your reasons for wanting to join the Accelerated MA in Film Studies Program. What are your personal and career goals, and how will this particular degree from Chapman University help you reach those goals? Your essay should be double spaced, size 12 font, and 1-2 pages in length. 
  • Resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation*
  • Creative Supplement

*Must be from current Chapman faculty but cannot be Dr. Carman, Dr. Lee or Dr. Fuery

No additional information should be sent to Dodge College or the Office of Admissions outside of what is required on the application. Any outside work sent to either office will not be reviewed as part of the admission process.

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Creative Supplement Requirements

Please note that you may only submit Creative Supplement materials for your 1st choice major selected on the application. No other materials will be reviewed as part of the application process.

The requirements below are for students applying for Fall 2020

  1. Writing Sample

    Submit a paper from an upper division Film Studies course. Must be uploaded as a Word or PDF document.


All application and supplemental materials must be submitted electronically by the deadline below.  Late applications will be reviewed on a space available basis.

Deadline: December 15, 2019


Students will be notified before fall registration begins so they are able to register for the appropriate courses if accepted.

Tuition, Fellowships & Financial Aid


All up-to-date information regarding the cost of tuition and lab fees can be found on the Chapman University Business Office website. For MA Film Studies students, tuition is charged per credit.


Dodge College offers fellowships to a select number of students each year. These fellowships are awarded based on the talent shown in the application materials submitted; there is no separate application process for fellowship consideration. If you are awarded a fellowship, you will likely be notified at the time of admit. Some fellowships are awarded after the time of admit, and notification will come directly from Dodge College.

Financial Aid

All other financial aid is awarded through the Graduate Financial Aid Office. This funding usually contains mainly student loans. You will receive your “financial aid package” from the Graduate Financial Aid Office after you have been admitted. Please contact their office directly with any questions at gradfinaid@chapman.edu.

Contact Dodge Admissions

Phone: (714) 997-6996