• Creative Producing (BFA)
Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Creative Producing (BFA)

» Creative Producing

In this program, you’ll develop the skills to oversee the complete production of a film — from developing creative ideas to managing a set to marketing a finished product.

You’ll put the skills to use in your senior project, which includes producing two short films or pilots and creating a professional portfolio.

Toggle Section

Where This Degree Will Take You

The Creative Producing program prepares you for a career in the production and distribution for the film and television industry. You’ll learn to:

  • Produce films/TV from start to finish
  • Present compelling project proposals
  • Collaborate with all the different roles on a film set
  • Identify creative material
  • Manage the business elements of production
  • Negotiate legal and intellectual property rights
  • Market, finance and distribute films domestically and internationally

Toggle Section
Devyn Bisson
Creative Producing Alumna
"Within 4 months of study I was working on my first story . . . the magic of making that project captivated me so immensely that I’ve never looked back since."

Program Faculty & Visiting Filmmakers

Dodge College faculty draw on vast industry experience as they help you develop your producing skills. You’ll have a personal advisor who can help you plan your career. 

In addition, you’ll learn from our Filmmaker-in-Residence. Every semester, renowned Hollywood professionals come to campus to spend 15 weeks with our students. They also work individually with groups of selected scholars.

Toggle Section

Industry Internship Opportunities

Internships are a great way to earn academic credit and gain professional experience. Your dedicated Dodge College Career Advisor will help you find and land the position that best suits your interests and goals. Over the last two years, Dodge students have interned with more than 200 different organizations in the industry, including:

Dodge's Study Abroad Programs

Stories are everywhere, so Dodge has developed study abroad programs for you to gain filmmaking experience around the world. Our Interterm (January semester) programs are popular short-term options; semester and year-long options are also available.

To provide these experiences to as many students as possible, we offer scholarships to help cover the costs of studying in another country.

Dodge College’s International Opportunities >>

Lynnzee Highland
Study Abroad Student | Greece
“Being surrounded by such strong cultural history was incredibly inspiring, and I believe it will shape the way we work as filmmakers for the rest of our lives.”

Toggle Section

Student Clubs and Organizations

Joining a student club or organization is a great way to build your community and develop your skill set. Chapman has more than 230 clubs and student organizations on campus. You can view Dodge College’s clubs here.

Delta Kappa Alpha

The Delta Kappa Alpha Professional Cinema Fraternity is especially relevant for Creative Producing majors. DKA fosters lifelong character, collaborative and creative storytelling, ethical and productive business practices, philanthropic action and fraternal bonds between students of the cinematic arts.

Admission & Tours

All applicants are required to submit the Common Application and a Creative Supplement.

You can learn more about applying here.

While you consider Chapman, we hope you’ll come visit us in person! You can:

  • Take a tour of Dodge College. These 45-minute tours are given by current students. They cover all academic programs, give you an inside look at our facilities and provide opportunities to ask questions.
  • Take a tour of Chapman. You will get to see more of campus and the residence-life area. You can take this tour back-to-back with a Dodge College tour.

Talk to a Current Student

Want to learn more about the program or student experience? Reach out to a current Creative Producing student! They would be happy to answer whatever's on your mind.

Related Programs

We encourage you to explore your interests wherever they take you. Here are some other programs you might be interested in:

You can explore all of Chapman’s undergraduate majors and minors with our program finder.

Contact Us

Dodge Admission Inquiries

(714) 997-6996
Marion Knott Studios, 3rd Floor (Room 343)

For other questions, visit our Contact page.

Dodge College Blog

Film student at Chapman University

Get the latest info on the people (students, alumni, faculty, guests), events and projects that make our school an amazing place.

Dodge College Facilities

Film student at Chapman University

We’ve replicated the facilities where leading industry professionals work—and these areas are open to students 24/7.