University Communications > Communications > Filming at DePaul
DePaul University has strict guidelines for on-campus filming of any kind, and the university regulates the use of its name and corporate marks in film projects distributed outside DePaul. Please note, for the purposes of this policy, “film” refers to a photo, film or video shoot, or similar production.
Members of the news media must contact DePaul’s media relations team at
email@example.com or 312-241-9856 to arrange interviews or filming on campus.
Any requests for Athletics filming should be directed to
DePaul Athletics Communications and Digital Strategy.
All requests from groups outside of the DePaul community will need to come through University Communications. UC, in consultation with other university stakeholders, will grant or deny requests to film on campus. When submitting a request to
firstname.lastname@example.org, please provide answers to the following questions:
Faculty, staff and students in the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) should reach out to the SCA Production Office at
email@example.com to get started on their project. The SCA Production Office will loop in University Marketing and Communications as needed.
Faculty, staff and students outside of the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) do not need University Communications approval for academic projects intended exclusively for classroom use. However, if the film will be externally distributed (i.e., film festival, non-DePaul television station, YouTube, or purchased by an outside producer or distributor) then approval must come from University Communications (contact information below).
If non-School of Cinematic Arts faculty, staff and students wish to use SCA equipment, they must follow SCA guidelines for filming either on or off campus. Inquiries can be sent to
For DePaul community members, indoor space reservations are made via
25Live using DePaul credentials. For spaces not found on 25Live, contact the space manager and/or event sponsor no less than 72 hours before filming. Lack of proper notice will be considered a reason to deny a filming request.
Weapons and stunts for film use outside of SCA student films are not permitted without prior permission.
For additional questions or to submit a request, contact