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


The third season of the Chapman Master Classes features an exciting lineup of entertainment industry leaders and visionaries.
Sofia Coppola Sofia Coppola

Writer and Director 
Lost in Translation, The Beguiled 

Michael Strahan Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Host
Good Morning America, New York Giants

Willem Dafoe Willem Dafoe

Platoon, The Life Aquatic

David Chase David Chase

Writer and Producer
The Sopranos

Dede Gardner Dede Gardner

12 Years a Slave, Moonlight

Jamie Lee Curtis Jamie Lee Curtis

Actor and Author
Halloween, True Lies, Knives Out

Halle Berry Halle Berry

Monster's Ball, Bruised

Harvey Keitel Harvey Keitel

Mean Streets, Pulp Fiction

Pedro Almodovar Pedro Almodovar

Director and Screenwriter
Pain and Glory, Volver

Denis Villeneuve Denis Villeneuve

Blade Runner 2049, Arrival

Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong'o

12 Years a Slave, Us, Black Panther


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. 


international students

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.

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career services

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.

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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.

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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.