Category - Arts & Film

Students rehearse for last Chapman Celebrates

Students Practice for Last Chapman Celebrates

Red-clad dancers warm up in a mirrored studio on the second level of Chapman University’s Sandi Simon Center for Dance. It may appear routine, but it’s the end of one era and the beginning of another. The dance students...

music students in chapman strings festival tshirts on stage at the musco center looking out over the auditorium

Diversity and Inclusion Grant Funds Inaugural Chapman Strings Festival 150 students from Santa Ana High School and Garey High School attended a two-day music festival at Chapman University, where they learned how to navigate the college audition process

Music students from Santa Ana and Garey high schools recently visited Chapman University, where they were able to work with clinicians and prepare for the college application process. The two-day Chapman Strings...

Parker Finn '11, right, directs actor Sosie Bacon in the breakout hit film "Smile." (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

As His Debut Feature Surpasses $200 Million, Parker Finn (MFA ’11) Has Lots of Reasons to ‘Smile’ The writer-director looks to build on his horror film's success and on the "great foundation" he says was provided by Chapman's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

Even though he has enjoyed critical success, filmmaker Parker Finn (MFA ‘11) does his best to avoid the thrall of reviews. “It’s like wading into quicksand,” he says.  But in recent months, there is a vortex into...