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

School of Computing

STEM Program

STEM designation is granted to programs that produce graduates educated in science, technology, engineering, and/or math who help support U.S. economic competitiveness and growth. International students who earn degrees from STEM-designated programs can qualify to extend their post-graduation stay in the United States for Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT provides an opportunity for international students to develop their careers while also helping meet the demand for STEM-educated professionals in the U.S. workforce.