Requirements-BFA-in-Animation-Storyboarding-and-Character-Design

Curriculum Requirements

Course Legend

First Year

Fall Quarter
ANI 206
ANI 105
OR ART 105
OR GD 105
ART 106
ANI 154 (2 credit hours)
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 110
OR LSP 111
Winter Quarter
ANI 150 (2 credit hours)
ILL 200
ANI 201
ART 218
Liberal Studies Requirements
WRD 103
Spring Quarter
ANI 321
ANI 230
DC 101
Liberal Studies Requirements
WRD 104

Second Year

DC 220
ART 318
OR ART 317
ART 110
HAA 130
ART 206
ANI 220
ANI 327
ANI 240
1 Animation Elective
4 Open Elective Credit Hours (Two 2 Credit Hour Workshop Courses Recommended)
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 200
1 Philosophical Inquiry
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 375 (2 credit hours)
ANI 340
ANI 344
ANI 345
ANI 324
ANI 326
ILL 220
DC 233
1 Animation Elective
1 Studio Art Elective
2 Open Elective Credit Hours (One 2 Credit Hour Workshop Course Recommended)
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 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)
2 Animation Electives
1 Studio Art Elective
16 Open Elective Credit Hours
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Understanding the Past
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Scientific Inquiry Lab or Science as a Way of Knowing
1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

Major Electives

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

Studio Art Courses
Students in the Storyboarding and Character Design concentration must take two (2) Studio Art courses from the following list as part of their Major Elective requirements:

ART 113
ART 115
ART 205
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
ART 338
ART 376

Animation Courses
Students in the Storyboarding and Character Design concentration must take four (4) animation courses from the following list as part of their Major Elective requirements:

ANI 231
ANI 260
ANI 300
ANI 301
ANI 320
ANI 330
ANI 332
ANI 336
ANI 337
ANI 338
ANI 339
ANI 341
ANI 355
ANI 356
ANI 357
ANI 376

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.