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Bachelor Of Arts




The BA in Animation emphasizes animation principles and animation production within a broad Liberal Arts context. The student in the Animation BA will be able to draw creatively innovative connections between animation and other subjects of inspiration. This program emphasizes the art of animation, creativity, and critical thinking. Students are introduced to the foundation skills of animating, and then take the production sequence, in which they are expected to bring a broad intellectual and creative viewpoint, influenced by their Liberal Studies courses and electives, to their work. Students can experiment with the latest in animation software, tools, and technologies including 3D, stop motion, hand drawn, motion capture, motion control, and green screen studios. This is an extremely flexible degree with an emphasis on interdisciplinary learning and self-directed exploration.


Visiting Artists Series

The School of Cinema & Interactive Media’s Visiting Artist Series brings the top animators, filmmakers, game artists and designers to DePaul for workshops and lectures. Past visiting artists include legendary Russian animator Yuri Norstein, film directors Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Tim Robbins (Dead Man Walking), actors Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad) and Danny Pudi (Community) and producer Paula Wagner (Mission Impossible).

LA Q​uarter

LA Quarter Want to uncover the secret to breaking into the film and television industry? Find out by participating in DePaul’s LA Quarter. This ten-week immersion program enables you to live in Los Angeles, take classes on a historic studio lot, and intern at high-profile companies that align with your professional goals.
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