Media and Cinema Studies

The Media and Cinema Studies program combines courses from the film, television, radio and new media fields of study. You will develop an understanding of critical frameworks and theories in media studies, as well as develop your creativity and technological skills.

As a Media and Cinema Studies major, you will take courses from the College of Communication, the School of Cinematic Arts and other university departments. And you will have access to DePaul's green screen studio, control room, editing suites and the digital equipment facility.

The College of Communication is located in downtown Chicago, at DePaul's Loop campus, giving you access to many media outlets and allowing you to meet and work professionally with leading companies in the industry.


Sample Courses:

  • Cinematography and lighting
  • Documentary production
  • Editing
  • Film studies
  • History of cinema
  • Motion design
  • Photojournalism
  • Television production

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Latino Media & Communication

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Advertising
  • Audio-visual consulting
  • Casting
  • Filmmaking
  • Film production
  • Radio talent
  • Social media production
  • Sound editing
  • Television production
  • Web production


68 percent of 2014 Media and Cinema Studies graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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