• How to use the Film School Application Database & Tracker

    How to use the Film School Application Database & Tracker

    Thanks to our many members, the FilmSchool.org Application Database and Tracker consists of over 4,000 applications that date back to 2015, making it one of the most advantageous tools on the website. Its basic function is to track film schools’ rates of acceptance, minimum GPAs, accepted test scores, in addition to each program's many notification and decision dates.

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Application Periods
19
Series
1
Applications
4,436
Views
3,028,156
Comments
3,924
Imtrying
Views
156
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
Yay!!!!
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Screenwriting MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 30, 2024
Interview Date
Feb 19, 2024
shanng
Views
130
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
First Time Applying
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Screenwriting MFA
Submission Date
Nov 29, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 30, 2024
Interview Date
Feb 16, 2024
Decision Notification Date
Mar 15, 2024
BCD1968
Views
384
Ranked Top 10% / 495 I did NOT submit an SAT or ACT score
Film Program & Degree
Chapman University - Dodge College of Film and Media Arts (B.A. & B.F.A.)
Submission Date
Oct 30, 2023
Interview Date
Nov 1, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Feb 15, 2024
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
bddub24
Updated
Views
549
Reaction score
2
Updates
2
Comments
2
First time applying.
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Screenwriting MFA
Submission Date
Sep 15, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 30, 2024
Interview Date
Feb 13, 2024
Decision Notification Date
Mar 15, 2024
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
HannahLSam
Views
162
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
First time applying, and enjoyed the application process. The transformational essay was probably the most compelling component.
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Cinematography MFA
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2023
cjf2795
Views
175
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
first time applying!
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Screenwriting MFA
Submission Date
Nov 16, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Jan 30, 2024
Interview Date
Feb 5, 2024
Decision Notification Date
Mar 15, 2024
Scholarship Notification
Mar 15, 2024
greatornothing
Views
204
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
The video essay threw me for a loop. This was...
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Directing MFA
Submission Date
Dec 8, 2023
livlight
Updated
Views
407
Reaction score
1
Updates
1
Comments
1
First time applying
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Production Design MFA
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 15, 2024
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
lucas Liu
Views
268
Reaction score
2
Comments
1
Submitted my materials on 12.1. Currently...
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Production Design MFA
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2023
Sinema
Views
382
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
admitted for my second choice major (creative producing) after submitting additional information per school's request and asking if I was still interested in my second choice major. First choice was Film and TV production.
Film Program & Degree
Chapman University - Dodge College of Film and Media Arts (B.A. & B.F.A.)
Submission Date
Nov 1, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Mar 15, 2024
Decision Notification Date
Apr 15, 2024
Admitted Off Waitlist Date
Mar 8, 2024
Scholarship Notification
Mar 8, 2024
SAT: #### (Data visible for Supporting Members)
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
Kris 4_2
Updated
Views
860
Reaction score
1
Comments
2
First time applying, international student, no film background, writing sample attached.
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Screenwriting MFA
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Feb 22, 2023
Interview Date
Feb 24, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 15, 2023

Application Materials attached:
  1. Writing Samples

rhea-damani
Views
1K
Reaction score
2
Comments
2
This was my first time applying to Chapman's MFA course
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Producing MFA
Submission Date
Dec 27, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Mar 16, 2023

Application Materials attached:
  1. Portfolio
  2. Visual Samples (Video)

Modak
Views
381
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
This is the second time I'm applying to the cinematography programme at Dodge College/Chapman University, the first time around I couldn't attend due to the pandemic.
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Cinematography MFA
Submission Date
Nov 1, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Mar 16, 2023
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
kaporal
Views
298
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
The application process was nice. When...
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Producing MFA
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Jan 30, 2023
Interview Date
Feb 1, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 15, 2023
mattydomenico
Views
1K
Reaction score
2
Comments
1
First time applying.
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - TV Writing & Producing MFA
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Feb 16, 2023
Interview Date
Feb 21, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 15, 2023

Application Materials attached:
  1. Portfolio
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Writing Samples
  4. Resume

GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
hcoles
Views
408
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
First time
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Screenwriting MFA
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Feb 22, 2023
Interview Date
Mar 1, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 16, 2023
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
ktu222
Views
503
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
First time applying
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Directing MFA
Submission Date
Jan 1, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 15, 2023
avxnnya
Views
595
Reaction score
1
Comments
2
First time applying!
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Cinematography MFA
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Mar 15, 2023

Application Materials attached:
  1. Visual Samples (Video)

GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
roystekii2
Views
936
Reaction score
1
Comments
6
Applied for both AFI and Chapman, rejected by AFI but admitted by chapman
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Editing MFA
Submission Date
Nov 25, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Mar 15, 2023

Application Materials attached:
  1. Visual Samples (Video)

meeks
Views
245
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
2nd time applying to this program.
Film Program & Degree
Chapman - Producing MFA
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Mar 15, 2023
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)

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For up to date Film School Acceptance Rates, including Minimum GPAs, Minimum Test Scores, After Interview and Off-Waitlist Acceptance Rates, Film Experience and Undergraduate degrees of accepted applicants, Age data, and other acceptance statistics for your film program of choice simply navigate to the Acceptance Rates tab on each film school's page in our Film School Database.

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