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Bachelor Of Arts

Digital Cinema



The BA in Digital Cinema is an innovative motion picture production program dedicated to utilizing the latest digital technology while incorporating classic cinema narrative theory and aesthetics. Students receive hands-on experience with the latest production equipment in the first year and get an insider's view of the industry from experienced faculty. Students in this program will gain practical production experience through classes, internships and the Project Bluelight program working alongside faculty and working professionals in a feature film, or working in an all-student independent short productions.




Future screenwriters in this concentration learn the craft and business of writing screenplays for film, TV and the Web.  Early courses introduce students to the skills, theory and history of cinema that is vital for screenwriters to know.  Later courses cultivate the writer’s voice through cinematic forms like feature films, short films, sitcoms, or episodic dramas.


Future sound designers learn production and post-production sound for film, TV and the Web. Early courses introduce students to the skills and theory of cinema that are vital for sound designers to know.  Later courses teach more specialized skills like recording, scoring, mixing or editing sound. 


Future television producers learn studio and field production for television and the Web.  Early courses introduce the skills and theory common to television and cinema, like cinematography, editing, sound and visual effects.  Later courses focus on the writing, producing and business of television. 

Cinema Production CONCENTRATION

Future directors, producers, cinematographers, production designers, or editors are introduced to the whole filmmaking process in this concentration.  Early courses teach the production, theory, or history of movies.  Later courses allow students to specialize in their chosen cinematic art, craft or field.

Visiting Artists Series

The School of Cinema & Interactive Media’s Visiting Artist Series brings the top animators, filmmakers, game artists and designers to DePaul for workshops and lectures. Past visiting artists include legendary Russian animator Yuri Norstein, film directors Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Tim Robbins (Dead Man Walking), actors Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad) and Danny Pudi (Community) and producer Paula Wagner (Mission Impossible).

LA Quarter

LA Quarter Want to uncover the secret to breaking into the film and television industry? Find out by participating in DePaul’s LA Quarter. This ten-week immersion program enables you to live in Los Angeles, take classes on a historic studio lot, and intern at high-profile companies that align with your professional goals.
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