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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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.

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As part of Adler Planetarium’s Adler After Dark: Afrofuture event on February 21st, School of Design faculty and game designer Allen Turner will present an immersive, building-wide game inspired by the characters and worlds from the novels Rayla 2212 and Eartha 2198.

A Night in the Afrofuture

New Opportunities

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In collaboration with The Second City, DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts is now offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in Comedy Filmmaking.

Comedy Filmmaking
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At the Center for Data Science, undergraduate and graduate students work alongside faculty and industry on projects using data science as a tool for solving real-world challenges.

CDS Projects
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CDM’s newest lab provides a dedicated area for faculty and students to develop virtual and augmented reality toys and games on emerging platforms.

Virtual and Augmented Design Lab

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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