For students searching for a small, private college experience in vibrant Southern California, look no further. Approximately one hour from Los Angeles International Airport, college bound kids will find architecturally pleasing Chapman University in historic Orange County. With just over 4,000 undergraduates (1,200 graduate), standout programs include those found in the highly lauded Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.  When applying, students are required to select a major from several areas such as Creative Producing, Digital Arts, Film Production, Film Studies, Public Relations and Advertising, Screen Action, Screenwriting, Television and Broadcast Journalism.  Yet, don’t let the expansive offerings fool you. Admittance to many of these majors is extremely competitive with Film Production topping the list. For those making the cut, according to Chapman Admissions Rep Becky Konowicz, Film Production majors will find incredibly supportive and collaborative relationships with professors and peers.  A tour of the facilities and a quick stop at the local Starbucks confirmed this claim via conversations with friendly undergrads and graduate students alike. For additional  information about academic offerings, campus culture and more, go to

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