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Last summer, I visited both AFI and Chapman Dodge. I recently got accepted to both of these schools for Production Design. I am currently finishing up my undergraduate degree in New York for Interior Design.

I liked AFI for its convenient location of being in Los Angeles, and it also being a prestigious film school. Still, the campus didn't feel like a school, and they were also missing some facilities in comparison to Chapman.

With Chapman, the facilities were 100% better than AFI, and the cost is cheaper. I also have a family member who lives in Orange, and he works at PIXAR, so I would have someone there who I had a sense of familiarity since I am moving across the country.

I am just stuck on the decision of both of them because, for one, I never thought I'd get into AFI, so my mind was always set on Chapman.

If anyone has gone to either of these schools, could you elaborate on the pros and cons of your experiences attending these schools?


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I never worked with Chapman students so I wont compare the two, but all the AFI production design folks that I worked with are extremely talented! And although I'm sure its biased, the consensus I got was that AFI's PD program is the best of its kind.

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