UIC's urban campus is conveniently located within minutes of downtown Chicago and studio spaces. Marketing and Brand Management will work with your production team to scout locations, coordinate the rental of spaces, administer contracts, schedule campus staff (e.g., security, carpenters, electricians), centrally bill for rentals and services, and oversee logistics to ensure that your film shoot is a success.

Not sure where you want to film on campus? Contact us at marketing@uic.edu for a tour of campus. You can also check out videos of some popular filming locations below.


The following shows and movies have filmed on the UIC campus:

  • Feature film “Captive State”
  • “The Chi”
  • “Chicago Fire”
  • “Chicago Med”
  • “Chicago P.D.”
  • Netflix series “Easy”
  • Amazon series “Electric Dreams”
  • “Empire”
  • “Shameless”
  • “Sense8”
  • Indie film “Teacher”

The following companies have filmed commercials on campus:

  • Activia Yogurt
  • Quicken Loans
  • Samsung
  • Wendy’s

See a list of older movies and TV shows that have been filmed on campus.