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Master Of Arts

Animation

 

Overview

The MA in Animation degree provides a combination of artistic and technical training that prepares students for a future in 3D character animation, computer game art, or visual effects.

 

Animator Concentration

The Animator Concentration is for students who are interested in deepening their knowledge of 3D modeling and animation, with an eye towards a production career in 3D character animation, computer game art, or visual effects. Students in this concentration will receive intense and rigorous training in the history, critical artistic issues, and fundamental principles that are necessary for animation artists.

Technical Artist Concentration

The Technical Artist Concentration prepares students for a range of technical roles, from the complex jobs of riggers, next generation modelers and motion capture artists to the hybrid specialization of the Technical Artist. A game industry Technical Artist is an art department member who serves as a bridge between art and engineering. In the film and television CGI animation and VFX industries the Technical Artist is more commonly referred to as a Technical Director or Technical Animator.

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Game Development Teams

Students interested in game art can take advantage of CDM's large and active game development program by working with game design and programming students on game projects.  These projects take many forms: multi-disciplinary team courses, game development contests run by the student organization DeFRAG, and extra-curricular special projects. Your project may join our many award-winning student games, including the indie game hit Octodad.

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 Quarter

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.
 

Admission Process

The Graduate Admission process involves completing an online application, sending in your transcripts, and any additional information, e.g. letters of recommendation, certifications, etc.

Please visit our Graduate Admissions page for more information.

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