​​​​​​​​​​Bachelor Of Science

Digital Cinema



The BS in Digital Cinema at DePaul CDM is an innovative program that seeks to define and to develop the evolving relationship between cinema production technologies and creative artistic expression. The intensive technical emphasis of the Bachelor of Science degree prepares students for work in live-action special effects, 3-D animation, and game development. Students in this program will gain practical production experience through classes, internships and Project Bluelight, the school's professional motion picture production company, working alongside faculty and professionals on a short or feature film.  We offer our students an opportunity to defray the c​ost of making their own films through the Undergraduate Production Fund.


In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter ranked DePaul's School of Cinematic Arts one of the top 25 best film schools in the country.

In 2014, MovieMaker Magazine ranked Chicago as the #1 "Big City" to work in as a filmmaker.


Visiting Artists Series


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.

Project Bluelight

Go behind the scences of CDM's production company, Project Bluelight.



Faculty Perspectives

cinema faculty

All of the faculty teaching in the Cinema program are working writers, directors, and producers with credits that include: ​Curb Your Enthusiasm, Saturday Night Live, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Wild Things, The Promotion, Buffalo '66, Spun, King of Queens, and the American Pie franchise--among their many other produced film and television projects and screenplay/pilot sales. Our production facutly continue to screen new films in prominent festivals around the world each year.

Production Resources


Premiere Film Festival

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