DePaul College of Computing and Digital Media

An Innovative Approach

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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movie studio cinespace in Chicago

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.

Top Film School
Teacher using new illuminated whiteboard technology

Lightboard technology adds a high-production, competitive edge to our online graduate data science program. CDM Associate Deans Raffaella Settimi-Woods and Terry Steinbach and Associate Provost GianMario Besana secured a grant to bolster the program’s assets while helping DePaul’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) build a unique teaching tool all colleges and departments can utilize for online courses and initiatives.

High Production Value Online Programs
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


Kevin McGrail (MS '11) contributes to the growing entertainment business in Chicago and has produced a number of high profile productions for award-winning networks, including FX's Fargo and HBO's LeBron James series The Shop. "I was drawn to DePaul because they were cutting edge; they were focused on technology. My professors had tons of credits and experience working in the real world that I was able to absorb and use in my work and career."

School of Cinematic Arts Alumni
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Shannon Linares (CDM ’19) is an information security engineer at Raytheon, a major U.S. defense contractor and industrial corporation specializing in missile systems, military and commercial electronics, and cybersecurity services. During her time at CDM, Linares led a team to victory in the Illinois Capture The Flag competition held by U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC). She thrived in the collaborative, hands-on environment nurtured by SoC’s faculty, who help connect students with industry experts in the growing field’s numerous disciplines.

Cybersecurity Alumna Shannon Linares
Tom hiking on a side of a mountain

Tom Yu (BS ’18) decided to pursue the User Experience (UX) Design program because he wanted to produce work that people would see. Upon graduating, Yu was hired as a system designer for CNH Industrial, making UI (user interfaces) for tractors. He found the work to be both fun and challenging. With that experience under his belt, Yu then landed a position as a UX Technical Designer for video game studio Wargaming. “This was a dream opportunity for me since I was a kid, as I am a big gamer myself. So now I get to make and play games for a living."

BS User Experience Design

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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