Home to our cinema and animation programs, the place to learn your craft, to develop your creative voice, and to start your filmmaking career
Ranked a Top Film School by
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Use three professional soundstages, green screen cycloramas, a scenic shop, Arri and RED cameras, a 3-ton grip truck, stop motion and motion capture stages, high-end editing suites and mixing studios.
Learn from award-winning filmmakers with extensive industry experience who bring their expertise to the classroom.
Collaborate with talented fellow filmmakers. Our students’ projects have screened at prestigious festivals and have won industry awards.
Since 2016, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) has partnered with the School of Cinematic Arts to offer youth in public housing valuable skills in documentary filmmaking and screenwriting through two 6-week summer programs.
In collaboration with The Second City, DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts is now offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in Comedy Filmmaking.
Gain valuable insight into the industry from established professionals in the field.
Take classes on a historic studio lot and intern at high profile companies.