Requirements-MS-in-Film-and-Television-Post-Production

Master of Science 2017-2018

Film and Television


Post-Production Concentration

Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours in the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses in the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 52​ graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.

Course Legend
Course Requirements

No Introductory Course may be substituted for any other course at any level.

First Year
Fall Quarter
DC 414
DC 501
Winter Quarter
DC 420
DC 475
Spring Quarter
DC 415
DC 491
Second Year
Fall Quarter
DC 422
VFX 474
DC 463
Winter Quarter
DC 425
DC 440
Spring Quarter
Students must choose 1 of the following options:
  • Option 1
    DC 499*
    DC 488*
  • Option 2
    DC 499
    1 Major Elective
  • Option 3
    2 Major Electives
*See information about Optional Los Angeles quarter below.
Major Elective Courses
Major Elective courses must be chosen from the following:
DC 426
VFX 478
VFX 490
Optional Los Angeles Quarter
Students may apply to participate in the Los Angeles Quarter Program for the spring of their second year; they will spend twelve weeks in Hollywood doing industry internships, living with their fellow DePaul classmates, and having twice-weekly classes on an industry lot where they will have intimate question and answer sessions with industry professionals in all aspects of the film, TV, and videogame world. If selected to participate in the LA program, MS in Film and Television - Post-Production students would take DC 488 and DC 499 in Los Angeles.

MS in Film and Television - Post-Production students who are not selected to participate in the LA program, would take DC 499 in Chicago and 1 Major Elective. Alternatively, students can instead take 2 Major Electives.