Course Catalog

Course Catalog

The College of Computing and Digital Media offers more than 450 courses each quarter, including over 130 online. The list below includes all courses on CDM's catalog. Not all courses are offered each quarter. Consult the CDM course schedule to see when CDM courses are being offered.

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Course Promotions

  • POST 200 - 402 EDITING II (FORMERLY DC 320) • Autumn 2020 

    Contiuing use of the Adobe Premiere Pro editing sofware, this course builds on the basic editing skills acquired in Editing I with longer projects in a wider variety of motion content genres. These include documentary, longer multi-scene dialog projects, montage and action sequences. Multi-camera, special effects, sound effects and color are also areas of concentration. 

    Students are invited to do more complex found footage projects or self-produced projects for the final project..A deomonstration of the AVID Media Composer (used in Editng III) will be introduced duing the final weeks of the course. 

  • POST 328/428 Scoring for Film and Video 

    POST 328/428 Scoring for Film and Video

    Autumn 2019. Wednesdays from 5:45-9 in CDM 922. Email for questions.

    Students are introduced to elements of music and ways in which these elements may be used to create a musical style that enhances the visual statement. Course emphasizes understanding the function of the score and how it relates to texture, color, and drama in music. Students explore their creativity using the tools available, work on projects of increasing complexity, and complete a score for their own film or video as a final project. 

    The class is designed for all student abilities and experiences. It's great for editors that want to know how scores work to directors who need to learn how to talk to composers to screenwriters who need to imagine how music functions in their scripts.

    This course is only taught in Autumn and Winter.

  • DOC 396/496 

    DOC 396/496: Topics in Documentary: Filming with Social Change Agents 

    This practicum class works with community partners and non-profit organizations in Chicago to create films with a strong call to action.

    Students build professional relationships with clients, create proposals, outlines, and budgets. Regular meetings establish and manage expectations. Production adheres to regular deadlines and completed films focus on social issues that advance the work being done by various non-profits.


    For more information, email Susanne Suffredin at

  • POST 200 - 701 - Editing II with Brian Mellen (Formerly DC 320) 

    In the class you'll develop your editing chops by working on more advanced narrativecommercial, and documentary projects. We will also discuss demo reelshow to market yourself, developing your own website, and networking in general. 

    More advanced editing techniques like color correctiontypographic design, and After Effects integration with Premiere will also be explored. 

    POST 200 - Editing II (Formerly DC 320) runs this fall on Thursdays from 5:45pm to 9pm. 

    This is a required course for many so sign up soon. Other sections of the class are already full so expect the class to fill. Email Brian Mellen at if you have more questions. 

  • SCA Graduate Orientation 

    14 East Jackson + Cinespace
  • Sign up for the first Industrial Design Course to ever run at DePaul. ID 101: The Metaphysics of Objects 

    Sign up for the very first Industrial Design course ever to run at DePaul University! Be a part of history, and learn about alternative design philosophies.

    ID 101, Metaphysics of Objects, introduces the theory of the perception of objects, and how objects perceive each other, through the lens of object oriented ontology. Through lectures and projects, students will create objects and evaluate the influences of tools, materials, and thought on the development of things. Students will learn how to choose the appropriate tools and materials for specific design contexts, and be introduced to the theories behind speculative realism and object oriented ontology.

    The course runs Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30p.m.-3:00p.m.

    14EAS 00213 at Loop Campus