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Dodge College of Film & Media Arts

Chapman Studios West

» Chapman Studios West

The latest addition to Dodge College is Chapman Studios West, located across the railroad tracks from Marion Knott Studios. This 38,000-square-foot building supports Dodge College’s burgeoning documentary filmmaking program in the Dhont Documentary Center.

Additional spaces include:

  • 6,000-sq.ft. scene shop with cutting-edge equipment
  • 7,000-sq.ft. props/set warehouse filled with over 18,000 pieces
  • 900-sq.ft. screening room with seating for 50
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  • 900-sq.ft. screening room with seating for 50
  • 7,000-sq. ft. sound stage
  • 2,000-sq.ft. cinematography stage
  • 6,000-sq.ft. scene shop with cutting-edge equipment including a Computer Numerical Control or CNC Machine that cuts material through computer input
  • 7,000-sq.ft. props/set warehouse that includes 18,000 individual props inherited from Laguna Playhouse available to check-out for student productions
  • 2 Editing Suites
  • 1 Sound Mixing/Color Correction Finishing Suite
  • 7 Faculty Offices
  • Conference Room
  • Student lounge

Visit Chapman Studios West

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