High School Programs at CDM

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Game, Cinema, and Animation Summer Academy

This is an intensive week-long program for high school students interested in the film, television, or game industries. Participants receive hands-on instruction using the latest equipment and technology and are taught by full-time DePaul faculty with real-world experience.

Summer Academy
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The Summer CHA Programs

Three six-week intensive programs in documentary filmmaking, game and graphic design, and movie/TV scripts are designed for Chicago Housing Authority teens participating in One Summer Chicago. CDM graduate students have the opportunity to teach and learn as student mentors for the programs.

CHA Programs

Additional Opportunities