The BA in Animation
at DePaul CDM emphasizes solid traditional animation and storytelling skills, while encouraging experimentation in form, content and medium. Students are free to work in hand-drawn, stop-motion, cut-out and 3D computer animation. They may produce hybrid forms fully integrated with live action video, draw web-based shorts inspired by Hollywood or anime, or design motion graphics for film titles and commercials.
Students will gain a broad foundation in the rich history of the art form, drawing and design skills, and prepare for the future under the guidance of faculty with professional experience in television, film, art and interactive media. Students will have access to the latest in animation technology, computing systems, and software. Students will gain valuable production experience both in class and through internships, and benefit from CDM’s relationship with Chicago’s many animation and production studios.
Online Learning Options
Some courses are available for review and playback via the CDM Course Online playback system (COL). If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. Some undergraduate courses are offered online. However, CDM currently does not offer any undergraduate program completely online. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.