MA | Animation | Motion Graphics

Master of Arts 2021 through2022


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Motion Graphics Concentration

Masters of Arts 2023 through2024


About the Program

Motion Graphics Concentration

Curriculum Requirements

First Year

NOTE for SPRING TERM STARTS: Students admitted in Spring Term are advised to begin with electives that first term.

  • Fall Quarter
    • ANI 423*
    • ANI 460
    • ANI 421
    • * Students with 3D animation experience can have the ANI 423 requirement substituted by their Faculty Advisor, and replace it with an Animation Elective.
  • Winter Quarter
    • ANI 425
    • ANI 422
      OR ANI 466
  • Required Courses that can be taken any quarter
    • ANI 461
    • ANI 462
    • ANI 463
    • ANI 467

Motion Graphics Electives

Students must complete 2 courses from this list

  • ANI 422
  • ANI 428
  • ANI 429
  • ANI 456
  • ANI 457
  • ANI 466
  • ANI 481
  • POST 400
  • POST 420
  • POST 444
  • POST 460
  • FILM 499
    or POST 499
  • DMA 527
  • NMS 504
  • VFX 434
  • VFX 474
  • VFX 478
  • VFX 480
  • VFX 490

CDM Electives

Students must complete 8 credit hours from any graduate courses from any program in the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media. Elective courses must be in the range of 400 to 699 however they cannot be an introductory course.

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.