DePaul College of Computing and Digital Media

An Innovative Approach

School of 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 Computing

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

School of Design

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

3 Schools

Endless Possibilities

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Jarvis Student Center for Innovation and Collaboration

CDM's new Jarvis Student Center for Innovation and Collaboration is an 8,000 square-foot open space where students and faculty come together to ideate and innovate. The Center focuses on multidisciplinary professional learning and industry partnerships fueled by emerging technologies and projects dedicated to societal needs and innovation.

Summer Programs for High School Students

CDM offers summer camps for high school students interested in fields like film and animation, gaming and esports, and robotics and engineering. These programs will be held on our Loop campus this June.

Featured Stories

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In a virtual production environment at DePaul Cinespace Studios, SCA students and faculty embrace cutting-edge technology to combine on-set performances and virtual computer graphics live on camera in real-time.

Unique Virtual Production Curriculum
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DePaul University and Rosalind Franklin University of Science and Medicine are funding interdisciplinary faculty research projects bringing together AI, biomedical discovery and health care. Projects involving CDM School of Computing faculty include combining wearable sensors with GPS to prevent injury, and analyzing neurons in the brainstem to discover boundaries that control speech and swallowing.

AI and Health Care

DePaul's game design degree programs are among the best in the country, according to 2023 rankings from the Princeton Review and Animation Career Review. Student success and faculty innovation are among the factors driving a rise in the rankings

Top Game Design Programs in 2023

Student and Alumni Spotlight

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Born and raised in Vietnam, alumna Linh Tran (MFA Film & Television Directing ‘20) is a documentary and fiction filmmaker. Linh’s works are deeply personal, exploring memories of childhood and early adulthood. Her films have been selected for several film fests, including the Dublin International Film Festival and the Bushwick Film Festival. Linh’s most recent film, Waiting for the Light to Change, which she directed and co-wrote while studying at DePaul, premiered at the Oscar-qualifying Heartland International Film Festival and took home the Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize from Slamdance 2023.

SCA Film Wins Top Prize at Slamdance
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Talal Ghafoor is a senior computer science major, CDM student ambassador, and president of DePaul UMMA (United Muslims Moving Ahead). During his time at CDM, Talal has been involved in soft robotics research, including implementing SLAM algorithms with soft robots, allowing the robot to navigate an area while simultaneously mapping and locating itself within that space. Last summer, Talal was a software engineering intern at Amazon, and he has accepted a full time software engineer position at Amazon upon graduation.

Student Research Opportunities
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Miguel Perez (BFA Graphic Design ‘19) has always been interested in art. In high school, he took every art course offered, which fueled his interest even more, leading him to pursue a degree in graphic design. Upon graduating from DePaul, Miguel worked at a direct-to-consumer clothing brand where he helped elevate the brand and design their new website. Currently, he works at the design agency Legion Collective where he rebrands companies and designs websites. “The skills I gained at DePaul have definitely translated to the professional world. I am incredibly grateful for the mentorship I received.”

BFA Graphic Design

Read the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media’s DEI Strategic Plan, explore identity-specific student organizations and opportunities, and learn more about the offices at DePaul focused on equity and inclusion.

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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