Bachelor's Programs

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Take advantage of small class sizes while studying in the heart of a big city. CDM is centrally located in the Loop, home to Chicago’s central business district and vibrant downtown area. Our curriculum is structured to give you a solid foundation in the principles of each area of study, as well as a thorough understanding of specialized applications.

And you won't just sit in a classroom. Whether you’re shooting a film at our professional production facility, performing research in one of our innovative labs, attending events with industry professionals, or studying abroad, you'll get the right mix of education and practice to apply critical and creative thinking in new, real-world situations.

CDM programs are housed in one of three schools: Cinematic Arts, Computing, or Design. You will have a faculty advisor—a seasoned professional with insights about your field of study—whose real-world perspective and experience give you a practical advantage in shaping your education and career.

(STEM)STEM Program

Complete this degree online or on campus

School of Cinematic Arts

  • BA Animation(STEM)
  • BFA Animation (STEM)
    Concentrations: 3D Animation | Cinema | Game Art | Motion Graphics | Storyboarding and Character Design | Visual Effects
  • Concentrations: Animation Technical Director | Game Art Technical Director
  • BA Film and Television
  • Concentrations: Cinematography | Comedy Filmmaking | Creative Producing | Directing | Documentary | Editing | Production Design | Screenwriting | Showrunner | Sound Design | Visual Effects

School of Computing