BA in Animation

Bachelor of Arts 2013-2014

Animation


Degree Requirements
Students in this degree must meet the following requirements:
  • complete a minimum of 192 credit hours (generally 48 courses)
  • 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.

Note Students must complete an ethics class as one of the Philosophical Inquiry or Religious Dimensions requirements. In this sample schedule the ethics requirement replaces one of the Philosophical Inquiry requirements.

Students in the BA Animation program must choose 2 of the required 3 Arts & Literature learning domain requirement classes from the following list:

any History of Art and Architecture (HAA) Arts & Literacture course
GD 220 History of Design I
ILL 206 History of Comics
MCS 207 History of Cinema I, 1890-1945
MCS 208 History of Cinema II, 1945-1975
MCS 209 History of Cinema III, 1975-Present
ART 118 Thinking Photography
ART 200 Art and Artists in Contemporary Culture

 

Students must complete the eight credit hour Mathematical and Technological Literacy requirement which is both LSP 120 and LSP 121. LSP 121 may replace one course from any one of the six Learning Domains as long as the student takes at least one course in each domain. In this sample schedule it replaces one Religious Dimensions requirement.

The representation of these course requirements on a year-by-year basis is just a suggestion. Students are free to take these courses in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course-specific prerequisites.

First Year
GD 105 Intro to Visual Design
ANI 201 Animation I
ANI 206 History of Animation
ART 106 Beginning Drawing
ART 218 Figure Drawing
1 Major Elective
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 110 Discover Chicago
OR LSP 111 Explore Chicago
LSP 112 Focal Point Seminar
WRD 103 Composition and Rhetoric I
WRD 104 Composition and Rhetoric II
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
1 Arts & Literature*
*NOTE: 2 of the required 3 Arts & Literature requirements must be chosen from the following list:
any HAA course with an Arts & Literature designation
GD 220 History of Design I
ILL 206 History of Comics
MCS 207 History of Cinema I, 1890-1945
MCS 208 History of Cinema II, 1945-1975
MCS 209 History of Cinema III, 1975-Present
ART 118 Thinking Photography
ART 200 Art and Artists in Contemporary Culture
Second Year
ANI 220 Storyboarding and Narrative Development
ANI 321 Animation Mechanics
ANI 364 Animation Research Seminar
1 Major Elective
3 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 120 Quantitative Reasoning and Technological Literacy I
LSP 121 Quantitative Reasoning and Technological Literacy II
LSP 200 Seminar On Multiculturalism in the United States
1 Self Society and the Modern World
2 Arts & Literature*
*NOTE: 2 of the required 3 Arts & Literature requirements must be chosen from the following list:
any HAA course with an Arts & Literature designation
GD 220 History of Design I
ILL 206 History of Comics
MCS 207 History of Cinema I, 1890-1945
MCS 208 History of Cinema II, 1945-1975
MCS 209 History of Cinema III, 1975-Present
ART 118 Thinking Photography
ART 200 Art and Artists in Contemporary Culture
Third Year
DC 233 Cinema and Art
ANI 240 Animation Production I
ANI 340 Animation Production II
ANI 341 Animation Production III
5 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Junior Year Experiential Learning
1 Philosophical Inquiry (Ethics)
1 Understanding the Past
Fourth Year
ANI 394 Animation Project I
ANI 395 Animation Project II (Capstone)
4 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Scientific Inquiry Lab
1 Understanding the Past
1 Self Society and the Modern World
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Religious Dimensions
Major Electives
Major Electives can be chosen from the following list:
ANI 230 3D Design and Modeling
ANI 231 3D Animation
DC 101 Screenwriting for Majors
DC 215 Introduction to Sound Design
DC 220 Editing I
ILL 200 Illustration Foundations

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

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.