Ranked #4 Film School (The Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap)

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

A Village of Filmmakers, Artists and Scholars

At Dodge College, we’ll plunge you into teamwork with the best and brightest students from around the globe, in a warm and nurturing atmosphere where everyone feels at home. We’ll immerse you not only in the magic of moviemaking but in writing, producing, animation, PR and the history of our amazing artform. We’ll teach you all that you need to know for a brilliant career in entertainment, the media — and beyond.

MASTER CLASSES

No other film school can match our unrivaled lineup of superstar guests.

 

 

Oscar-winning singer-songwriters Billie Eilish and Finneas joined The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg on the stage of the Folino Theater on Dec. 6, 2023.

MASTER CLASSES | FALL 2023

Jeremy Thomas
Jeremy Thomas

Oscar-winning producer
The Last Emperor

Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal

Oscar-nominated actress-director
The Lost Daughter

Harry Gregson-Williams
Harry Gregson-Williams

Composer
Shrek, The Martian

Chloé Zhao
Chloé Zhao

Academy Award-winning director
Nomadland

Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow

Emmy Award-winning writer-director-producer
The 40-Year-Old-Virgin

Rick Carter
Rick Carter

Oscar-winning production designer
Avatar, Lincoln

Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone

Oscar-winning director
Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July

Edward Burns
Edward Burns

Filmmaker-actor Saving Private Ryan, The Brothers McMullen

Emerald Fennell
Emerald Fennell

Oscar-winning filmmaker-actress
Saltburn

Ari Emanuel
Ari Emanuel

CEO, Endeavor

PREVIOUS MASTER CLASS GUESTS

 
barry jenkins
Barry Jenkins

Oscar-winning writer-director
Moonlight

Austin Butler
Austin Butler

Oscar-nominated actor
Elvis

Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh

Oscar-winning actress
Everything Everywhere All at Once

Ke Huy Quan
Ke Huy Quan

Oscar-winning actor
Everything Everywhere All at Once

Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle

Oscar-winning writer-director
La La Land, Babylon

Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser

Oscar-winning actor
The Whale

Lulu Wang
Lulu Wang

Award-winning writer-director
The Farewell

Daniel Scheinert
Daniel Scheinert

Oscar-winning writer-director
Everything Everywhere All at Once

Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell

Oscar-nominated actor
The Banshees of Inisherin

Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Oscar-winning director
Birdman, The Revenant

COLLABORATE. COMMUNICATE. CREATE.

Billy Ray and Natasha Lyonne
Learn from the best

A-list filmmakers and technicians pop in and out of our classrooms every day. You’ll meet artists such as Oscar-nominated screenwriter Billy Ray (The Hunger Games) and five-time Emmy-nominated actress-writer Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is the New Black), just two of our Distinguished Artists for Fall 2023.


career center
Land your dream internship

Our dynamic Career Center (led by superstar former agent Joe Rosenberg) helped 500 students book industry internships in 2022. With alumni mixers, free workshops, and professional guidance in writing cover letters and resumes, Joe and his team will position you for a lifetime of success.

students by led screen
Explore state-of-the-art technology

We were the first major film school to invest in a hyper-realistic LED screen, the same kind used in The Mandalorian. Now we’re planning a cutting-edge Innovation Hub, a “virtual” studio that will link the students of today with the entertainment universe of tomorrow.

Discover the world!
Discover the world

With travel trips to places such as Japan, Thailand, Italy and England, you’ll get an unrivaled global view of the industry and even get the chance to spend a whole semester abroad. Learn all about our international programs.

 

ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING BY ANIMATION GREATS

Oscar-winning director Brenda Chapman (Brave), two-time Oscar nominee John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) and Emmy Award winner Lauren Faust (My Little Ponyare the Animation Greats mentoring and inspiring individual students in Fall 2023.
Brenda Chapman
John Musker
Lauren Faust

WATCH THIS!

SHOOT AWARD-WINNING FILMS, LIKE THESE

four samosas poster FOUR SAMOSAS
when the sun sets poster WHEN THE SUN SETS
bigfoot took my photo poster BIGFOOT TOOK MY PHOTO

MEET OUR ALUMNI

Duffer Brothers
IT’S SUPERNATURAL

Matt and Ross Duffer (BA '07), a.k.a. The Duffer Brothers, are the creators of the instant cult classic Stranger Things.

Hannah Einbinder
SERIOUSLY, THOUGH

Hannah Einbinder (BA '17) is a Golden Globe and two-time Emmy Award nominee for her supporting role on the Max comedy series Hacks.

Parker Finn
ANOTHER REASON TO SMILE

Parker Finn (MFA '11), recently signed a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures!

STAY CONNECTED

Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

One University Drive, Orange, California, 92866

Phone: (714) 997-6765
E-mail: dodgecollege@chapman.edu