Master of Fine Arts


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Film School for the Digital Age

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Admission Process

The graduate application process involves completing an online application, sending in your transcripts and submitting any supplemental material (e.g., letters of recommendation, certifications, etc.). To learn more about the process, visit our Graduate Admission page for more information.

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Cinespace Alliance Learn More

cinespace chicago

CDM’s 20,000 square foot production facility housed between network television shows and Hollywood motion picture stages. Watch ABC7 News: Cinespace got Hollywood's Attention

Visiting Artists Series learn more


Watch, listen and learn from from film, TV, animation and gaming in an intimate theatre or master class.

LA Quarter Learn More

LA Quarter

CDM’s 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 Learn More


Learn from industry professionals on the set of Project Bluelight.

Premiere Film Festival Learn More


SCA´s best student films screen annually at the historic Music Box Theatre.

Production Resources Learn More

The Production Office is the primary resource for all production needs related to producing a film.

2 Concentrations

Directing Concentration

Employing an artistic and practical approach, the coursework focuses on educating the next generation of directors. Utilizing the latest technology, students gain a thorough understanding of the process of cinema production from script to screen, refine their professional skills, and further develop their narrative style.

Producing Concentration

A producer’s primary role is to build a team and collaborate with others in service of generating content with creative and commercial merit. Students prepare a portfolio of projects throughout the curriculum including an MFA Thesis.

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Online Learning

Some courses are available for review and playback ONLINE.

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