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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movie studio cinespace in Chicago

Professional-level facilities, including three soundstages, motion capture stages and a 32,000 square foot production space are part of the undergraduate and graduate film program at DePaul.” For the fourth straight year, we’ve been named a “Top Film School” by Variety.

Variety Top Film School 2020
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

Gregory Dixon

Gregory Dixon (MFA '18) is an award-winning Chicago filmmaker and photographer. His MFA thesis film, Olympia, premiered at the 2018 LA Film Festival and is available on TV and streaming networks worldwide. Dixon's webseries Couch Surferz and his short Me vs. the Tooth Fairy are both streaming on Amazon Prime. In addition to being an independent filmmaker, Dixon produces content for brands such as Accenture, Questar, Barry Callebaut and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

School of Cinematic Arts Alumni
Security Daemons Win

CDM's Security Daemons team took first prize in the Midwest regionals of the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). The team will move onto nationals, which will be held virtually this year. The student organization, which is open to all undergraduate/graduate students interested in Computer, Information, and Network Security, has gone to nationals four of the last six years.

Student Organizations
City of Chicago Design System

As part of the City of Chicago's 183rd birthday celebration, Mayor Lightfoot announced the official launch of the new Chicago Design System, which will provide "an inclusive, equitable, cost saving system for City communication and for public use to show civic pride.” Chicago's Design Director Jason Kunesh (CDM '06) was a partner with instances of CDM School of Design's EXP 480 Collaboration Practicum involving related projects. DePaul University students and faculty were acknowledged and thanked by the Mayor at this event.

MA in 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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