Master of Fine Arts


DePaul CDM Documentary Student Reel 

Film School for the Digital Age


The MFA in Documentary intends to provide aspiring documentary filmmakers with a demanding program that integrates knowledge of documentary history, styles and traditions, an affinity to research and development, varied approaches to storytelling and production, with the technological aspects that develop strong production values, effective post-production, and finally the ability to take creative work to its audiences.

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  • Anuradha Anuradha Rana


  • Dana Hodgdon Dana Hodgdon

    Screened at: Ann Arbor Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival

  • Gary Novak Gary Novak

    Screened at: CineSol Film Festival, Chicago International Reel Shorts Film Festival

Admission Process

The graduate application process involves completing an online application, sending in your transcripts and submitting any supplemental material (e.g., letters of recommendation, certifications, etc.). To learn more about the process, visit our Graduate Admission page for more information.

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Visiting Artists Series learn more


Watch and learn from film, TV, animation and gaming artists and professionals in an intimate theatre or master class.

Project Bluelight Learn More


Learn from industry professionals on the set of Project Bluelight.

Premiere Film Festival Learn More


Our best student films screen annually at the historic Music Box Theatre in front of industry professionals, friends and family.

Production Resources Learn More

The Equipment Centers and Production Office are the gateways to film and television production needs like cameras, casting, or permits.

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