MA | Animation | Storyboarding Character Design

Masters of Arts 2023 through2024


About the Program

Storyboarding and Character Design 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 421
    • ANI 460
  • Winter Quarter
    • ANI 422
    • ANI 425
  • Spring Quarter
    • ANI 426
    • ANI 444
      or ANI 466
  • Required Courses that can be taken any quarter
    • ANI 428
    • ANI 429
      or ANI 449
      or ANI 471
    • ANI 445
    • ANI 465

Storyboarding and Character Design Electives

Students must complete 1 courses from this list

  • ANI 420
  • ANI 427
  • ANI 429
  • ANI 448
  • ANI 449
  • ANI 471

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.