Bachelor Of Science
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 cost of making their own films through the Undergraduate Production Fund.
In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter ranked DePaul's School of Cinema and Interactive Media 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.
Meet Our Faculty
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The School of Cinematic Arts Visiting Artist Series brings top animators, filmmakers, game artists and designers to DePaul for workshops and lectures.
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.
Students learn from professionals on the set of Project Bluelight.
The School of Cinematic Arts recently created a formal alliance with Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. The school's production facility maintains 20,000 square feet of studio space housed between network televison shows and Hollywood motion picture stages.
Watch ABC7 News: Cinespace got Hollywood's Attention
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.
The Production Office is the primary resource for all production needs related to producing a film.
School of Cinematic Art's best student films screen annually at the historic Music Box Theatre.
Some courses are available for review and playback ONLINE.