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Film and Television (BFA)

​​DePaul’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television emphasizes the technical aspects of media production and explores the relationship between cinema production technologies and creative artistic expression.

As a Film and Television student, you will gain practical production experience through classes, internships and DePaul’s Project Bluelight program, where you will work with other students and faculty members on a full-length feature film or independent short productions.

You will take some classes at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, where you will learn your craft on a DePaul dedicated soundproof soundstage, and work in the same space with professional directors, lighting technicians, filmmakers, set designers and actors.

DePaul offers a Comedy Filmmaking concentration, in collaboration with The Second City. You’ll attend classes at The Second City’s Harold Ramis Film School, where you’ll learn improvisation, comedy theory and comedic filmmaking – giving you the tools to create, develop and showcase your comedic writing, from the script to the screen.

Take advantage of the “DePaul LA Quarter.” It’s a ten-week immersion program that enables you to experience the inner workings of Hollywood first-hand. You will live in Los Angeles, take classes on a historic studio lot, and intern at high profile companies.


Sample Courses:

  • Advanced Documentary Concepts and Screenwriting Techniques
  • Cinema and Television History, Theory and Production
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Interactive Audio and Video
  • Rendering for Designers
  • Studio and Field Production for Video and Television
  • Technical Drawing

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Cinematography
  • Comedy Filmmaking
  • Creative Producing
  • Directing
  • Documentary
  • Editing
  • Production Design
  • Screenwriting
  • Showrunner
  • Sound Design
  • Visual Effects

Major RequirementsSchedule of ClassesDepartment Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Film/television directing
  • Film/television production
  • Filmmaking
  • Post-production management
  • Screenwriting
  • Visual effects
  • Sound design


86 percent of 2016 Film and Television graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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