Requirements MS Film & TV | Post Production

Master of Science 2019-2020

Film and Television


Post-Production Concentration

Course Legend

Curriculum Requirements

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

First Year

Fall Quarter
FILM 401
SCWR 400
Winter Quarter
POST 400
FILM 450
Spring Quarter
POST 420
POST 484

Second Year

Fall Quarter
POST 406
VFX 474
POST 448
Winter Quarter
POST 440
POST 403
Spring Quarter
Students must choose 1 of the following options:
  • Option 1
    FILM 499*
    SCWR 446*
  • Option 2
    FILM 499
    1 Major Elective
  • Option 3
    2 Major Electives

*See information about Optional Los Angeles quarter below.

Major Elective Courses

Major Elective courses must be chosen from the following:

POST 444
VFX 478
VFX 490

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 - Post-Production students would take SCWR 446 and FILM 499 in Los Angeles.

MS in Film and Television - Post-Production students who are not selected to participate in the LA program, would take FILM 499 in Chicago and 1 Major Elective. Alternatively, students can instead take 2 Major Electives.


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.