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Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

» Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We got answers! Below is a list of some of the most common questions we hear!

+ - Can I submit additional portfolio pieces to showcase my work?

No. You may only submit up to 11 images.

+ - Can I submit additional department letters of recommendation?

Yes, we will accept additional letters. We suggest you pick your recommender wisely to make sure he/she is the best person to address your talents skills.

+ - What if I don't have any prior experience in my choice of program?

We don't specifically require you to have any experience related to your area of study. Instead, we hope your application will demonstrate your love and understanding of art as well as tell us about your creative abilities and endeavors, whatever they may be. Everyone is creative in his or her own way, show us your best artwork.

+ - Can I double major? Can I apply for a minor?

Any student at Chapman University can double major. For most programs, there is no additional application process or approval required, and a student is free to declare a double major at any time. A student should thoroughly consider the time commitment to each program before declaring a double major. Our BFA programs have substantial time commitments outside the classroom which can be challenging to juggle with other activities.

Any student at Chapman University may add a minor to their degree and declare it at any time. Applications to Minor in Art History, Studio Art or Art and Graphic Design require departmental approval, it is not an automatic process. Please contact the Department of Art office for more information,

+ - Can I apply to the arts later, after being admitted to Chapman University?

Yes. You can apply to the Department of Art as a current student. Please contact email us at for information.

+ - Is the application or review process different for transfer students?

No. The only difference is the application deadlines.

Transfer applicants have no advantage over high school applicants.

+ - How do I submit the Arts Application?

After submitting the application, you will receive access to your Creative Supplement within your Status Page. There, you will be able to upload all required materials.