Master of Fine Arts
Film School for the Digital Age
Watch, listen and learn from from film, TV, animation and gaming in an intimate theatre or master class.
Top 20 film schools in the country, as ranked by The Hollywood Reporter in 2014. Learn in Chicago, named the #1 "Big City" to work in as a filmmaker by Moviemaker Magazine, also in 2014.
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.
Learn from industry professionals on the set of Project Bluelight.
SCA´s best student films screen annually at the historic Music Box Theatre.
Meet Our Faculty
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.
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.
The Production Office is the primary resource for all production needs related to producing a film.
Some courses are available for review and playback ONLINE.
The Graduate Admission process involves completing an online application, sending in your transcripts, and any additional information, e.g. letters of recommendation, certifications, etc.
Please visit our
Graduate Admissions page for more information.