A Trio of Opportunities

October 26, 2010 by | Programs

In this post: Sundance Film Festival Class Destination: Africa Location Filmmaking 2011 Sundance Film Festival Class Every year, Dodge College sends a select group of 20 students to attend the Sundance Film Festival, undoubtedly the most prestigious independent film festival in the country, and arguably the world.  Because of some last minute cancellations, there are


Discover Chapman Day this Saturday!

October 26, 2010 by | Admissions

Sorry it has been a little while since I last posted. It has been a crazy few weeks. I have been doing some travelling and talking with a lot of talented students. I had a great time meeting everyone at the Los Angeles and Las Vegas Performing and Visual Arts Fairs this week, thanks for


Sonic Youth Documentary screens Thursday

October 21, 2010 by | Screenings

This week, we have a very special presentation of the hard-to-find documentary, Sonic Youth: Sleeping Nights Awake, Thursday 10/28, at 7PM in the Folino. From the Project Moonshine website: In the summer of 2006, a group of seven high school students from Reno, NV set out to make a documentary on Sonic Youth. As part


Ten Commandments Screens on Film

October 18, 2010 by | Screenings

[Update:] Because the film is over 3 hours long, the screening will be split into two parts (luckily, the film has an intermission), the first of which will play tomorrow, October 16th, and the second on next Tuesday, October 24th, followed by a Q&A session.  Both presentations begin at 7 PM in the Folino. Film


First Cut Photos

October 15, 2010 by | Alumni

Another year, another batch of amazing films, and another great event! First Cut 2010 went off without a hitch this year.  The DGA sparkled, the traffic was at least somewhat accommodating, and by 7 PM the lobby at the Director's Guild of America theater was packed with alumni, faculty, trustees, the Deans, excited students, and,


Application deadlines have you confused?

October 13, 2010 by | Admissions

We have been getting a lot of questions lately about our admissions deadlines and what they mean, so I thought I would help explain the differences.   First of all, our November 15 “Early Action” deadline is non-binding. This means that if you apply for this date, you will find your decision out earlier, but


TV – It’s All About Collaboration

October 12, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

One of the best things about Chapman students is their collaborative spirit.  Some schools breed a culture of intense competition – every person for himself.  When student work is discussed and workshopped at hyper-competitive schools like that, it turns into a giant bashing session  – each student trying to rip the others work, rather than


DGA Student Open House

October 7, 2010 by | Beyond Dodge

Know any students interested in breaking into the directing biz in Hollywood? Yeah, I thought you might.  We’ve just received notice that a really exciting event is happening this weekend, at the DGA (Director’s Guild of America) in Los Angeles.  The DGA is hosting a luncheon described as a “Student Open House & Networking Lunch


Back from my Trip!

October 5, 2010 by | Admissions

I am back in the office after my travels in Texas and St. Louis last week. Thanks to everyone who came out to our Performing Arts fairs. I was really excited to meet so many people interested in Dodge College!  I also attended the National Association of Admissions Counselors conference in St. Louis, and met a lot