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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Featured Stories

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The Hollywood Reporter ranks DePaul 13th on its list of the Top 25 American Film Schools, noting that the School of Cinematic Arts gives students “plenty of on-the-job training” working on Chicago’s film and TV sets.

The Hollywood Reporter: Top Film School
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Assistant Professor Filipo Sharevski has been selected a featured curriculum author as part of the National Security Agency’s implementation of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP). The curriculum developed by Dr. Sharevski is one of the first ten to be released nationally on, a high-quality and high-availability repository for curricular and ancillary resources in the cybersecurity education community.


Design faculty Allen Turner leads Chicago Housing Authority youth, drawing from his own personal history to reveal their environment and creative personality with media and interaction tools.

Student and Alumni Spotlight

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Alex Thompson (MFA ’17) is a director, writer, and producer working in Chicago. Saint Frances, directed by Thompson, received both the Audience and Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Voice awards at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. The film was selected by Variety as one of the best movies at the festival and by as a standout, powerful film.

SXSW Filmmaker in Focus
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MS Cybersecurity student Karen Grgurich is one of eight student veterans awarded a Google-Student Veterans of America (SVA) scholarship. Says Grgurich, “I am very passionate about Cybersecurity and feel blessed to continue my studies in this field. I am excited to represent DePaul University during the Google Scholars Retreat this summer. I hope I can inspire veterans to enter this growing field."

Google-SVA Scholars
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Graphic Design student Jeremy Rieger’s vibrant, charming work recently got the attention of Intern magazine, where he was featured as part of their Design Spotlight. “My personal work is an outlet to practice and be creative while expressing how I feel,” said Rieger. His current design work can also be viewed on his Instagram.

Vibrant and enchanting visuals from graphic design student

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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