Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation - Cinema Concentration

Bachelor of Fine Arts 2015-2016

Animation


Cinema Concentration

Curriculum Requirements

Course Legend

First Year

ANI 206
ANI 105
OR ART 105
OR GD 105
ART 106
GD 151 (2 credit hour course)
ANI 201​
ILL 200
ART 218
ANI 321
ANI 230
DC 101
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 110
OR LSP 111
WRD 103
WRD 104

Second Year

HAA 130
ANI 220
ANI 231
ART 318
OR ART 317
DC 220​
ANI 240
ANI 300
OR ANI 327
ANI 150 (2 credit hour course)
1 ART Elective
2 Focus Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 200
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 340
ANI 341
ANI 324
ANI 326
DC 215
DC 233
1 ART Elective
3 Focus Area Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Junior Year 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

ANI 394 AND ANI 395 (Capstone)
ANI 376 (2 credit hour course)
ANI 375 (2 credit hour course)
1 Focus Area Elective
5 Open Electives
*Note: Students in the BFA Animation - Cinema Concentration must take 20 credit hours of open elective courses.
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Understanding the Past
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Scientific Inquiry Lab
1 Self Society and the Modern World

Major Electives

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

ART Courses
Students in the Cinema concentration must take 2 traditional studio art courses from the list of courses below:

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 Cinema concentration must take 24 credit hours of Focus Area courses. Students are encouraged, but not required, to select their Focus Area courses from one of the below groups.

  • Traditional Animation Focus
    ANI 260
    ANI 320
    ANI 327
    ANI 355
    ANI 356
    ANI 357
    ANI 390
    DC 210
  • 3D Character Animation Focus
    ANI 300
    ANI 301
    ANI 310
    ANI 327
    ANI 332
    ANI 352
  • 3D Modeling and Rigging Focus
    ​ANI 330
    ANI 332
    ANI 336
    ANI 337
    ANI 338
    ​ANI 339
    ANI 345
    ANI 352
  • Motion Graphics Focus
    ANI 260
    ANI 356
    ANI 357
    ANI 360
    ANI 362
    GD 200
    GD 230
  • CGI Focus
    DC 210
    VFX 200
    VFX 374
    VFX 378
    ANI 310
    ANI 357
    ​ANI 378
    ANI 379

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.

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 approved for A&L designation
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.

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.