The Master of Science in Cinema Production emphasizes proficiency in the various areas of film production including cinematography, editing, sound design, and digital effects. The program is designed for students who wish to acquire technical skills to enable them to get jobs in local television, commercial production, and post-production companies. This degree is well suited to those who may be changing careers. MS students have opportunities to defray the cost of earning their degrees, through employment within the school itself or Graduate Assistantships that offer course credit and a stipend.
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.