About DePaul Cinespace Studios
DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) distinguished itself from all other film programs in the United States when it formed its alliance with Cinespace Chicago Film Studios in 2013, creating DePaul Cinespace Studios. The 32,000 square foot professional production facility is located within Chicago’s booming center for feature film and television production.
At DePaul Cinespace Studios, SCA students learn filmmaking crafts and techniques from highly accomplished faculty and staff on industry-standard equipment mere steps away from high-profile network productions filming on the Cinespace Chicago Film Studios lot. Both SCA students and alumni have found opportunities working on hit television shows including Comedy Central’s
South Side; Fox’s
Lovecraft Country; NBC’s
Chicago Med and
Chicago PD; and Showtime’s
Summer Quarter Hours
(June 20 through September 22)
- Monday through Friday, 8am to 8pm
Please note the facility hours vary from the equipment center hours.
DePaul Cinespace Studios Shuttle
Masks must be worn on the shuttle at all times.
CDM provides year-round shuttle service to and from DePaul Cinespace Studios for students, faculty, and staff. The CDM Loop bus stop is located in front of the Barnes & Noble at the DePaul Center (1 E. Jackson Blvd.). The schedule is updated quarterly and can be found below.
Students, staff, and faculty are all invited to ride the shuttle; however, priority seating will be given to those enrolled in classes at DePaul Cinespace Studios or on tours.
Summer Quarter 2022
Effect June 20 through Sep 2, 2022
Monday through Friday
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Walking, Driving or
Whether walking, driving, or taking public transit, there are plenty of options to easily get to our offsite professional production facility. View
There is very limited parking available at DePaul Cinespace Studios. All visitors to must be registered in the Gateworks Security Service to gain entry.
Stages 21A, 21B, 22, 23, & 26
(the loading bay)
Our facility houses over 17,000 square feet of shooting space on four separate stages with numerous standing sets, a green screen cyclorama, scenic shop, props and indoor loading bay.
To request time on one of the stages, please fill out the
Project Information form and submit it to the Production Office at
Each stage at the facility has a "stage package" of lighting, grip, and power distribution to handle most productions. In addition to the stage packages, we have an extensive inventory of industry-standard motion picture equipment available to students both on the stage and on location. This includes tungsten, HMI, fluorescent & LED fixtures, hydraulic dollies, advanced rigging, advanced sound, production supplies and equipment carts.
Standard Stage Package
DePaul Cinespace Studios also houses our Advanced Camera Vault, dressing rooms with hair and makeup stations, editing suites, classroom/collaboration areas, studio and location sound equipment, 2 Sprinter Vans, Sprinter Cargo Van, Scene Shop, and ample storage and work areas to support any project.
The Camera Vault
Camera Vault is the checkout facility for all high-end camera equipment in the School of Cinematic Arts. The Camera Vault staff is available to answer your questions about all things regarding cameras and to help with reserving equipment. SCA has an extensive inventory of industry-standard camera equipment. Each advanced camera has a certification exam. Arri, RED, Sony, Cannon, Ziess, and Cooke are just some of the names seen on our shelves.
Patron Portal: Online Equipment Reservations
The Camera Vault conducts individual camera workshops open to all current students during the fall, winter, and spring terms based on camera availability. Additionally, students interested in cameras and the camera department can take a two-credit hour Camera Assistant Workshop (FILM 358/458) for hands on experience with the advanced camera inventory.
Summer Quarter Hours
Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm