CDM encourages experiential learning by providing internship courses that may be taken for credit. Internship courses are available for undergraduate and graduate students.
For undergraduate students, an internship course is one way to satisfy the Experiential Learning requirement in the
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) Common Core.
UIP 250 Navigating the Workplace is an internship course offered through DePaul’s University Internship Program (UIP) that satisfies the Experiential Learning requirement and is open to all undergraduate students.
FILM 298 Internship in Media Production is the only internship course offered by CDM that satisfies the experiential learning requirement. It is generally most appropriate for students majoring in Film and Television or whose internship opportunity relates to that area. FILM 298 is offered every term for 4 credit hours.
An undergraduate student may earn additional credits through internships.
FILM 299 Internships in Media and Design may be taken for up to 8 credit hours. However, FILM 299 does
NOT satisfy the Experiential Learning requirement.
In summary, an undergraduate CDM student may earn as many as 12 credit hours through internships.
- 4 credit hours that satisfy the Experiential Learning requirement with either
- Film 298 (for internship opportunities related to film and television)
or UIP 250 (available for all undergraduate students)
- A maximum of 8 credit hours with Film 299 (for internship opportunities related to media and design). FILM 299 satisfies open elective credit only unless approved to substitute for a course requirement in the major by the student’s faculty advisor.
Graduate students in the School of Computing may enroll in CSC 697 for a maximum of 4 credit hours and students in the School of Cinematic Arts or School of Design may enroll in Film 499, which is regularly offered for 4 credit hours. Other credit options may be available for FILM 499;
email CDM Internship Admins for assistance.