Curriculum Requirements

Major Requirements

  • DOC 452
  • FILM 401
  • FILM 425
  • FILM 450
  • FILM 455
  • FILM 456
  • FILM 458
  • FILM 460
  • FILM 464
  • FILM 479
  • POST 400
  • POST 440
  • Four (4) Credit Hours of Major Electives
  • Optional Los Angeles Quarter (See below).

*See information about Optional Los Angeles quarter (see below).

Major Electives

Major Electives may be chosen from any 400-level or higher ANI, CP, DOC, FILM, GD, POST, SCWR, or VFX courses.

Optional Los Angeles Quarter

Students may apply to participate in the Los Angeles Quarter Program for the spring of their second year; they will spend twelve weeks in Hollywood doing industry internships, living with their fellow DePaul classmates, and having twice-weekly classes on an industry lot where they will have intimate question and answer sessions with industry professionals in all aspects of the film, TV, and videogame world. If selected to participate in the LA program, MS in Film and Television - Cinematography students would take SCWR 446 and FILM 499 in Los Angeles.

MS in Film and Television - Cinematography students who are not selected to participate in the LA program, would take FILM 499 in Chicago and POST 444 OR FILM 425.

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 52 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 courses in the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

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