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The Hollywood Reporter ranks DePaul among Top 25 American Film Schools

School of Cinematic Arts recognized for real-world opportunities

Dana Kupper Cinespace
DePaul University students work with cinematographer and faculty member Dana Kupper on one of DePaul’s soundstages at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. The Hollywood Reporter ranked DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts among the Top 25 American Film Schools of 2018. (DePaul University/ School of Cinematic Arts)
The Hollywood Reporter ranks DePaul University 13th on its list of the Top 25 American Film Schools of 2018, in an issue released earlier in August. The publication notes that DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts gives students real-world opportunities to work on Chicago’s television and film sets, with many landing jobs working on television and film productions before they graduate. 

DePaul’s 35,000-square-foot facilities at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on the city’s west side include three professional soundstages, green screen cycloramas, a 3-ton grip truck and high-end editing suites and mixing studios. The publication also notes an innovative alliance with comedy icon The Second City to offer degrees in comedy filmmaking. 

Faculty in the School of Cinematic Arts are working professionals, including directors, screenwriters and cinematographers. Another feature of the program is the L.A. Quarter, when students take classes on a historic studio lot in Los Angeles and intern at high-profile companies. For more information, visit​.