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
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CPS Data Science BootCamp

In partnership with the CPS Office of Computer Science, CDM’s School of Computing hosts a Data Science BootCamp for Chicago Public School high school students. Designed for students interested in learning more about the fast-growing field of data science, participants engage in a variety of hands-on activities in a computer lab to explore ways to analyze data, and learn how to create innovative solutions using digital information to make a positive impact in our society. Students use the latest computer applications to build visualizations and to analyze and extract information from data. Projects are drawn from real-life applications around topics of interests to the students.

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