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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Daniel Willis is a writer/director who draws on his experience growing up on Chicago’s south side. He is a 2018 Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow and 2017 Sony Pictures Television Directing Fellow. His short films and television projects have screened at festivals around the world including The Chicago International Television Festival, SeriesFest (Best Writing - Public Housing Unit), The New York Television Festival, and ITVFest (Best of Fest - Public Housing Unit). Daniel most recently directed a season six episode of NBC’s The Blacklist and a season 15 episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy.

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Candice Savino (BS ’03) is the Vice President of Engineering at Trunk Club, overseeing a team of 55 dedicated to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the company's internal and external web applications. “I definitely think that getting my undergraduate degree from DePaul set me up for success in my career,” Savino says.

Tech Trailblazer
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The game Overtime, developed by several CDM alumni and current students, is part of the 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC) alt.ctrl GDC showcase. BS Game Design student Thomas Newsome created the accessible alternative controller for the game in our Idea Realization Lab. Newsome, along with student Eric Moen (audio/music for Overtime) are traveling to GDC via Train Jam, where they will create games along the way. Get updates on Thomas’s GDE experience on @DePaulU Instagram and Snapchat.


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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