Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation - Game Art Concentration

Degree Requirements
Students in this degree must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 208 credit hours
  • Earn a grade of C- or higher in WRD 103, WRD 104, and all Major and Minor courses
  • Earn a grade of D or higher in all other Liberal Studies and Open Elective courses
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
Students who earn a cumulative DePaul University GPA:
  • Between 3.500 and 3.699 will graduate Cum Laude
  • Between 3.700 and 3.849 will graduate Magna Cum Laude
  • of at least 3.850 will graduate Summa Cum Laude

For DePaul's policy on repeat courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Undergraduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.

Course Requirements
Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies program is the general education portion of the curriculum at DePaul University. Students must earn a grade of D or better in all courses taken to satisfy these requirements. The only exception is the Capstone course which is considered also a major requirement and WRD 103 and WRD 104 in which students need to earn a C- or better.

Students may choose to take some CDM courses that carry Liberal Studies credit but they cannot double count them if they are part of the major requirements. A complete list of courses that carry Liberal Studies credit can be found on the Liberal Studies website along with an overview of the Liberal Studies requirements for this program. Students can search for courses that satisfy a particular Liberal Studies requirement on campusconnect.

Students in the BFA Animation program must choose classes to fulfill their Arts & Literature learning domain requirements from the following list:

any History of Art and Architecture (HAA) Arts & Literature course
GD 220
ILL 206
MCS 207
MCS 208
MCS 209
ART 118
ART 200

 

Although students are free to take course requirements in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course-specific prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that students follow these year-by-year suggestions, especially regarding the first-year major courses.

Courses offered in the student's primary major cannot be taken to fulfill LSP Domain requirements.

Course Legend
First Year
Fall Quarter
ANI 206
ANI 105
OR ART 105
OR GD 105
ART 106
ANI 154 (2 credit hours)
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 110
OR LSP 111
Winter Quarter
ANI 150 (2 credit hours)
ILL 200
ART 218
ANI 230
Liberal Studies Requirements
WRD 103
Spring Quarter
ANI 201
GAM 226
ANI 231
Liberal Studies Requirements
WRD 104
Second Year
ANI 321
ART 318
OR ART 317
HAA 130
ANI 220
ANI 300
ANI 339
ANI 240
GAM 244
1 Studio Art Elective
4 Open Elective Credit Hours (Two 2 Credit Hour Workshop Courses Recommended)
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 200
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Arts & Literature*
*NOTE: Arts & Literature requirements must be chosen from the following list:
any HAA course with an Arts & Literature designation
GD 220
ILL 206
MCS 207
MCS 208
MCS 209
ART 118
ART 200
Third Year
ANI 375 (2 credit hours)
GAM 341
GAM 245
ANI 344
ANI 326
GAM 392
OR ANI 347
ANI 342
1 Focus Area Elective
2 Studio Art Electives
2 Open Elective Credit Hours (One 2 Credit Hour Workshop Course Recommended)
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Experiential Learning
LSP 120
1 Arts & Literature*
*NOTE: Arts & Literature requirements must be chosen from the following list:
any HAA course with an Arts & Literature designation
GD 220
ILL 206
MCS 207
MCS 208
MCS 209
ART 118
ART 200
Fourth Year
GAM 394 AND GAM 395 (Capstone)
OR ANI 394 AND ANI 395 (Capstone)
4 Focus Area Electives
12 Open Elective Credit Hours
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Understanding the Past
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Scientific Inquiry Lab or Science as a Way of Knowing
1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry
Major Electives

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

Studio Art Courses
Students in the Game Art concentration must take three (3) Studio Art courses from the following list as part of their major elective requirements:

ART 110
ART 113
ART 115
ART 205
ART 206
ART 210
ART 212
ART 215
ART 219
ART 229
ART 231
ART 245
ART 306
ART 310
ART 311
ART 312
ART 318
ART 324

Focus Area Courses
Students can customize their curriculum by choosing a Focus Area. Students in the Game Art concentration must take twenty (20) credit hours of Focus area courses as part of their major elective requirements. Students are encouraged, but not required, to select their Focus Area courses from one of the below groups.

  • Animation Focus
    ANI 301
    ANI 310
    ANI 320
    ANI 327
    ANI 330
    ANI 333
    ANI 340
    ANI 351
    ANI 352
    ANI 353
    ANI 378
    ILL 220
  • Modeling and Rigging Focus
    ANI 332
    ANI 333
    ANI 336
    ANI 337
    ANI 338
    ANI 345
    ANI 352
    ANI 353
    GD 200
Open Electives

Open Electives may be taken from any unit at DePaul. These are the only courses that may be taken under the pass/fail option (see the DePaul Undergraduate Course Catalogue for details). Students must earn a grade of D or higher in all open elective courses. Courses that satisfy a CDM minor or other minors are normally credited as open electives.