DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media is widely known as CDM. The university was first named as School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems or just CTI. The CDM is situated in the city of Chicago, Illinois in the United States while it was established in the year of 1981. At the time of its founding, Helmut Epp was the founding chairman of the university and in the same year it was moved to 243 S. Wabash Ave. There are three buildings in the avenue and the CDM bought one of the buildings and named the branch college as the Loop Campus. Then on the 1st of July in the year of 1995, the department was constructed as a freestanding school which was in the association of the DePaul. The college has been organized into two different schools which are the School of Computing which has been associating the programs involved in the computer as well as the information science which includes the software engineering, security, computer science, IT project management along with the school of Cinema and the Interactive Media also known as CIM. The CIM also comprises the game development, animation, digital cinema along with interactive media. The school also has been the associative institute of the DePaul University.
CDM has been awarding about 40 percent of the graduates in the field of information technology which has been from the state of Illinois. The university has got the offerings of several programs including the undergraduate as well as the graduate programs. It has got offers of 12 undergraduate programs while it has got 13 graduate programs which is in the major course of IT as well as in the field of media. The associated school has also got combined degrees from the DePaul college which has got the course offerings in Commerce, Liberal Arts and Science, Law and also School for New Learning. The CDM has also got graduate degree programs which are provided online. In the beginning the university was named as CTI and had degree offerings in the field of Computer science, Telecommunications and Information Systems and also in the Software Engineering. CTI also had the degree offering for the Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS). In the year of 1995 to 1996 CTI had established a Master’s degree in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) then later a program for the Bachelors of Science in the HCI had also been introduced. Along with the major offering of the bachelors degree, it also had the degree for the Master of Science in Distributed Systems along with a Bachelor of Arts in Computing which was in the DePaul’s School for New Learning.
Along with the newly introduced program in the CTI, another program was also introduced in the year of 1998 and was Master of Arts in Applied Technology which was the combined program from the School of New Learning. Then in the year of 1999, the Master of Science in E-Commerce Technology was established in the combined introduction of CTI’s E-commerce Research Institute. Then in the fall of spring during the academic year CTI also came up with an online version which would help distance learning and help the students to get enrolled on the courses which were offered by the campus. On 15th April in the year of 2008, it was renamed as College of Computing and Digital Media where it focused on the courses which were equivalent to the network security and information too. Then in the year of 2002 during the Spring fall CTI also got the offivcal approval for the Master of Science degrees in the Computer Science along with the Telecommunications and also for the Distributed Systems which are also provided on the online basis.
Then in the coming year the university also made arrival for the new Masters degree program which are, the Master of Science in Instructional Systems (ITS), the Master of Science in Computer, Information and Network Security (CINS) and along with the Masters of Arts in Information Technology. The newly introduced program had been one of the expanding programs in the CTI while the combined program had also been established with the association of the DePaul University College of Law. The School has also got the official approval for the degree programs on the online basis from the Course OnLine system. The accreditation got the CTI to introduce other six online programs too. The programs for the BS and the BA programs had also been started from the year of 2003 to the year of 2004 which was in the academic year. The programs for the Digital Cinema has got the emphasis on the digital technology which has also got the classic narrative theory along with the aesthetics.
CDM has got the Undergraduate programs as follows:
· Computer Games Development (B.S.) - concentrations in Game Programming and Game Production & Design
· Animation (B.S. and B.A.)
· Computer Science (B.S.)
· Digital Cinema (B.S. and B.A.) - concentrations available in Screenwriting, Sound Design, and Television Production
· Computer Graphics and Motion Technology (B.S.)
· Graphic Design (B.F.A.)
· Interactive Media (B.S.)
· Information Systems (B.S.)
· E-Commerce Technology (B.S.)
· Network Technology (B.S.)
· Information Assurance and Security Engineering (B.S.)
· Information Technology (B.S. and B.A.)
Along with the undergraduate programs, the college has also got programs for the Graduate students which are
· Computer Game Development
· Computer Graphics and Motion Technology
· Computer Science
· Computer, Information and Network Security
· Digital Cinema (including a concentration in Animation)
· E-Commerce Technology
· Human-Computer Interaction
· Information Systems
· Instructional Technology Systems,
· Telecommunication Systems.
· Computational Finance.
· Software Engineering (with an available concentration in Gaming and Entertainment Technologies)
· Information Technology Project Management.