MS - Digital Cinema - DePaul

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Master of Science Fall 2012-2013

Cinema Production

The Master of Science in Cinema Production degree emphasizes the technical and technology-based topics and practices of digital cinema. Such topics and practices include post-production editing of video and audio, the integration of video and audio, special effects and computer-generated imaging, and modes of digital distribution. The degree concentrates on the advanced study and skills application of all aspects of digital filmmaking including cinematography, editing, visual effects, and sound design. The emphasis of the program is on the individual student's skills development as a digital filmmaker or post-production professional.

Students in this program will acquire a broad set of skills including but not limited to:

  • Post-production editing of video and audio
  • The integration of video and audio
  • Visual effects
  • Digital distribution

Learn more about admission to this program.

Online Learning Options
Some courses in this degree are available for review and playback via the CDM Course Online playback system (COL) . If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. Some courses are offered online. To complete this degree students may take any combination of courses offered online and on campus. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.
Course Legend

Curriculum Requirements

Introductory Phase
DC 460
Foundation Phase
DC 415
DC 420
DC 475
Production Phase
DC 410
DC 425
DC 477
DC 413
VFX 478
Major Electives
Students in this program must choose any 3 DC, VFX or ANI graduate-level courses excluding DC 450, DC 460-462, DC 495.

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours (generally 12 courses)
  • earn a grade of C- or better in every graduate courses
  • maintain a graduate level GPA of 2.50 or higher while pursuing their degree
  • achieve a graduate GPA of 2.50 or higher at the completion of all other requirements
  • students pursuing their second master's degree must complete 52 graduate credit hours (generally 12 courses) beyond their first master's degree.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.