​​​Academics

Undergraduate

The CDM curriculum is structured to give undergraduates a solid foundation in the principles of each areas of study as well as a thorough understanding of specialized applications. Regardless of major, students learn skills in teamwork, problem solving, and knowledge sharing. All students are assigned a full-time faculty member to serve as their academic advisor around major coursework plus our staff of full time professional academic advisors in the CDM Academic Success Center are able to assist with curricular and non-curricular issues across the student services spectrum..Learn More

Graduate

CDM’s graduate programs are designed to accommodate the working professional. Classes are offered in the evenings and many courses and degree programs ca​​n be completed online. Our curriculum is structured to give students a solid foundation in the principles of each area of study, as well as a thorough understanding of specialized applications.

Master'sMFA'sPh.D.

Certificates

CDM offers three certificates that carry graduate level degree credit and a number of non-degree credit bearing certificates offered through our Institute for Professional Development (IPD). Learn More

Research & Activity

Faculty in all of CDM’s programs are active participants and leaders in various professional organizations, centers, and initiatives that focus on research and creative activity. CDM offers a variety of opportunities for student involvement in team projects with faculty mentors. Learn More

Special Programs

CDM has a set of programs that enable students to have unique practical experiences outside the classroom both in Chicago and Los Angeles. Learn More

CDM Showcase

Take a look at the creative work of our students and watch videos of guests who have been part of our Visiting Artists Series. Learn More