Chapman Vs. LMU photography

<p>Hi I was wondering if anyone knew anything about chapman and lmu's photo programs and how they compare and which is better? Any info helps. Thanks</p>

<p>Well, I am LMU admitted student for 2015, so keep in mind that I may have biased opinion here. </p>

<p>But I also applied and visited to both schools' film schools and generally the picture I got was chapman is more structured and competitive and loyola marymount is somewhat loose and cooperative. I know chapman is higher in ranking for film and photography than lmu, but I think it's more of difference of teaching style than necessarily one is better than another. </p>

<p>Personally I chose LMU for its beautiful campus and Chapman really didn't seemed to have much of energy in campus. (No offense to people who go to Chapman) </p>

<p>Well, I think it helped your decision making but in short I think it's more to do with your personality than school ranking.</p>

<p>Thanks for your response.</p>

<p>Here's a link to photo emphasis in studio arts at LMU: [Photography[/url</a>]</p>

<p>Photo is small part of Studio arts major, their 2010 stats show about a dozen photo emphasis undergrads of about 160 total studio art students.</p>

<p>Here is Chapman's link:
[url=<a href="http://www.chapman.edu/art/programs/photography.asp%5DChapman"&gt;http://www.chapman.edu/art/programs/photography.asp]Chapman&lt;/a> University - Wilkinson College - Art - Programs - Studio Art - Photography](<a href="http://cfa.lmu.edu/programs/art/curriculum/fine/photography.htm%5DPhotography%5B/url"&gt;http://cfa.lmu.edu/programs/art/curriculum/fine/photography.htm)&lt;/p>

<p>Don't know where to find info easily on detailed numbers within Chapman, I think OCELITE's citytown info is based on numbers within arts overall, not specifically photography. Do you have specific career goals in photography? There are many variations on a theme from commercial to fine art within schools, I think you need to dig into each school's departmental information, and even better visit to really get a sense of what fits your needs.
Daughter is film production major at LMU, took introductory photo class as elective, lots of printing in dark room, has enjoyed, learned a lot, but she is rank beginner. I don't even know if class is part of art major.</p>

<p>I just visited both. LMU by far had a better facility/equipment assortment and seemed a better more flexible program.</p>

<p>Ibonbi, It's interesting to find you have a few threads going in the cc forums about photography programs. Sure enough I found you here. Since you didn't specify the area of photography that you're interested in here or on the Chapman forum, you're not going to get the specifics to help you in your search. However, based on your thread in the main cc forum:</p>

<p>"Hello I am looking for a Community College top photography Degree and I am from seattle and know Seattle Central has an amazing commercial photography program and I am just trying to find out of anyone knows how they compare to each other or any other good Commercial Photography programs that arent 10000000 dollars like brooks and art center. Thanks"</p>

<p>On that thread, you've specified commercial photography at a community college. First, your concern should be whether you can afford to go to a private university. If cost is an issue, it is wise to go to a community college first and then transfer to a university, perhaps even a state university. You may want to look into that also. Based on your comment about your visit to Chapman, it sounded like you've visited the department at Wilkinson only. If you haven't visited the department at Dodge, you really haven't seen the whole picture, especially if you're into commercial photography. Commercial photography is photographic work done for commercial purposes, such as magazine advertising, publications, brochures, etc. There is more to photography than just taking pictures. If your career goal is commercial photography, then you also need to get educated in advertising and find a school that can offer you different options such as a major and a minor, or double major, and of course a very good facility to help you learn and grow. With that said, what fits you? If cost is a factor then do the transfer route. Please keep in mind that if you're from Seattle and you want to come to California, you have to also pay OOS fee. Do more research into community colleges, many have decent programs. Best of luck in your search.</p>