Master of Arts 2015-2016


Animator Concentration
Course Legend

Curriculum Requirements

No course labeled as Introductory in any other program may be substituted for any other course at any level.

First Year
Fall Quarter
ANI 423*
ANI 460
ANI 421
*Students with 3D animation experience can have the ANI 423 requirement waived by their Faculty Advisor, and replace it with an Animation Elective​.
Winter Quarter
ANI 425​
ANI 422
1 Animation Focus Area Elective
Spring Quarter
ANI 440
ANI 466
OR ANI 444
1 Animation Focus Area Elective
Note: Students who plan to apply for the Animation MFA program during their first year should take ANI 466 rather than ANI 444.
Second Year
Fall Quarter
ANI 540 (2 credit hours)
1 Animation Focus Area Elective
1 Animation Elective
Winter Quarter
ANI 541 (2 credit hours)
1 Animation Elective
Animation Electives
Animation electives include any graduate level ANI, DC, GAM, GD, GPH, HCI or VFX courses.
Animation Focus Area Electives
Students in the Animator concentration must take 3 Animation Focus Area Elective courses. Students are encouraged, but not required, to select their Focus Area courses from one of the below groups.

3D Animation Focus Area
ANI 430
ANI 431
ANI 432
ANI 433
ANI 435
ANI 436
ANI 438
ANI 439
ANI 445
ANI 450
ANI 451
ANI 452
ANI 453
ANI 478

Traditional Animation Focus Area
ANI 420
ANI 427
​ANI 445
ANI 455
ANI 456
ANI 457
ANI 470
ANI 490

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours in the designated program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all graduate courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

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