Course Legend

Curriculum Requirements

No Introductory Course may be substituted for any other course at any level.

First Year

Fall Quarter
CP 412
FILM 401
CP 410
Winter Quarter
CP 440
SCWR 442
CP 442
CP 444
Spring Quarter
CP 420
SCWR 441
CP 498

Second Year

Fall Quarter
CP 511
CP 414
CP 484
Winter Quarter
CP 482
CP 460
CP 446 (2 Credit Hours)
CP 448 (2 Credit Hours)
Spring Quarter
CP 480
CP 450 (2 Credit Hours)
CP 452 (2 Credit Hours)
CP 499

MFA Thesis

Students will be required to complete a final thesis project that involves creating a film and television slate. Students will create a professional package for three projects which will entail optioning and developing source material such as a book, script, pilot, or magazine article. The ultimate goal for the thesis projects is for the students to have viable projects upon graduation that they can set up at a studio or produced independently. Student also have the option to produce a festival quality short film for their final thesis project subject to approval by the Creative Producing Committee.

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 72 graduate credit hours in the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all graduate courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Satisfactorily complete the MFA thesis as determined by the student's MFA Advisor Committee.
  • Students cannot count credit earned towards a previously awarded master's or MFA degree toward the completion of this MFA program.

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