DePaul College of Computing and Digital Media

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Cinematic Arts

The next generation of visual storytellers, taught by professional filmmakers, utilizing the latest technology and a 32,000 sq. ft. production facility

School of Cinematic Arts


Innovative and nationally recognized programs, inspiring teachers, and strong connections with industry, drawing on the latest technology and cutting edge research

School of Computing


Established and emerging design disciplines focusing on collaboration, critical thinking, research, play, socio-cultural problem solving and community

School of Design

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Our 32,000 square foot professional-level production facility at Cinespace, hands-on training from award-winning faculty, a collaboration with the famed Second City, and our LA immersion program are just a few of the things that make DePaul a top film school according to The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, MovieMaker Magazine, and The Wrap.

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Thousands of people are being tested for COVID-19 each day, but collecting complete demographic information, including race and ethnicity, has proven difficult. Data science researchers at DePaul are collaborating with the Chicago Department of Public Health to fill in this missing information. They developed a program that narrowed the “unknown” race data gap in COVID-19 tests from 47% to 11%. CDM professor Daniela Stan Raicu discusses how they did that and why it is important on Chicago Tonight.

DePaul Researchers Help Narrow Gap in COVID-19 testing
IRL 3D Printers used for Covid-19

Health care workers treating COVID-19 patients across the nation are facing a critical shortage of personal protection equipment (PPE), especially face shields and respiratory N95 face masks. DePaul faculty and students are answering the call by using medically-approved design plans and 3D printers to manufacture these much-needed supplies for hospitals in Illinois. “This is a great opportunity for us to put the skills we learned in DePaul's makerspaces to good use," says Michael Koenig, a DePaul student who is helping to produce the face masks at home.

Faculty and Students use 3D Printers to Make PPE

Student and Alumni Spotlight


Zoe Pham received her BFA in Animation in 2020 and is currently a freelance animator based in Chicago. Pham is the animator behind "Seeds of the Mission," which depicts the heart and hope of our Vincentian mission to educate, to care, to serve, and to advocate for the human dignity of all. "The video carries a meaningful message crafted by the Division of Mission and Ministry that I was happy to be a part of, especially in this significant time of history. The experience of making it was awesome. I felt so empowered creatively throughout the whole process and every time we brainstormed, it was so fun figuring out how to translate the abstract ideas into visual images together."

School of Cinematic Arts Alumni

Alina Kuzmenkova is a senior majoring in Cybersecurity and minoring in Network Technologies. In October, Kuzmenkova and three other students, including CDM student Adam Slowik, won the US Cyber Challenge National Championship. Kuzmenkova, originally from Russia, plays for DePaul’s Big East-winning Women’s Tennis team. “Being an athlete taught me that hard work always pays off, which motivates me to try harder and do my best in every field that I am involved in. Cybersecurity is something I am very passionate about,” says Kuzmenkova. “I am so excited to see where my Cybersecurity journey takes me.”

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User Experience Design student Maelanny Alcantara is passionate about building empathic design for users’ needs and collaborating with her peers. Alcantara incorporates design thinking and user research to lead a variety of projects, including the Wonsulting Project 2020 where her team’s CareHub Mobile App was named a top 5 project. With the help of DePaul’s partnership with CEA Study Abroad, Alcantara also landed a UI/UX Design virtual intern role with SANA Meditech, a healthcare startup based in Barcelona. Alcantara is a senior in the combined degree program. She aspires to be a product designer while continuing her education at the graduate level in Experience Design.

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Institute for Professional Development (IPD)

IPD offers intensive certificate programs designed for IT professionals who wish to learn new technologies and upgrade their skills in a short amount of time.

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