Course Requirements

No course labeled as Introductory in any other program may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Course requirements are determined by the concentration chosen.

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 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.

*53 graduate credit hours required for MS Information Systems.

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.

DC 460

DIGITAL CINEMA PROSEMINAR

In this course, students develop basic proficiency in the areas of cinematography, editing, and sound. This course is intended for all incoming graduate students in cinema.

DC 415

POST-PRODUCTION SOUND DESIGN

This course expands on topics covered in DC 215. Emphasis will be on mixing and editing techniques for music and sound effects. Coursework also includes the recording of natural sounds and special effects to reinforce images and the story. The course is intended for advanced students who wish to develop their skills and gain more experience in preparing and mixing sound tracks for traditional as well as interactive narratives. PREREQUISITE(S): DC 215
Prerequisites:
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

DC 420

EDITING II

This course expands on topics covered in DC 220. Emphasis is on developing the student's understanding of the art of cinematic storytelling and montage. Work on more advanced projects is integrated into the class as a means of mastering advanced editing tools and techniques. PREREQUISITE(S): DC 220
Prerequisites:
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

DC 475

ADVANCED CINEMATOGRAPHY

This cOURSE explores the emerging HDTV/HDV technologies along with advanced production techniques of camera movement, lighting, rigging, camera filtration and shot composition. Students will be given hands on training in the use of the latest High Definition Video cameras and then create a short script which they will shoot and edit in High Definition. PREREQUISITE(S): DC 275
Prerequisites:
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

DC 410

DIGITAL CINEMA PRODUCTION II

This course expands on topics covered in DC 210 Production I. Students will refine their skills in the areas of line-producing, pre-production, cinematography, lighting, sound recording, post production work flow. PREREQUISITES: DC 210, DC 220, DC 275
Prerequisites:
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

DC 425

COLOR CORRECTION

Students acquire a working knowledge of the aesthetics and technical aspects of the post-production phase of color correction. Content addresses theory and application of color correction, image control, and manipulation techniques. Principles of color theory and the tools available to filmmakers engaged in the processes of electronic media and image manipulation are explored through lecture, interactive computer exercises, and hands-on experience with professional color correction software. PREREQUISITE(S): DC 420
Prerequisites:
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

DC 477

ADVANCED LIGHTING AND CAMERA MOTION

This class centers on lighting/camera movement in storytelling and explores advanced lighting/cinematography techniques for both studio and field. Students will operate light meters, determine set and lighting needs, set lights, operate a jib and/or dollies, block scenes, and become familiar with topics including filmspace, continuity, lenses, color, filters, and camera control. Over the course of the quarter, students will work together to produce a number of short stories in both field and studio environments. Besides the aesthetic component of the class, students will also learn set electrical breakdown, lighting control tools, basic grip equipment and procedures to use them safely and effectively. Prerequisites: DC275
Prerequisites:
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

DC 413

PRODUCTION SOUND

This workshop based course offers production recording and mixing techniques. Subjects include microphone selection, basic acoustics, boom techniques, dual system recording practices, and mixing. Several projects will be completed throughout the quarter. PREREQUISITE(S): DC 215
Prerequisites:
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

VFX 478

DIGITAL COMPOSITING II

This course expands on topics covered in VFX 278. Emphasis is on developing the student's understanding of advanced compositing techniques and design. PREREQUISITE(S): VFX 278 or DC 460.
Prerequisites:
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.