MA | Animation | Technical-Artist

Master of Arts 2021-2022


Technical Artist Concentration

Course Legend

Curriculum Requirements

No Introductory Course may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Core Requirements

ANI 423*
ANI 446
ANI 452
ANI 453
ANI 444
ANI 460
GAM 690ANDGAM 691**
OR ANI 442

*Students with 3D animation experience can have the ANI 423 requirement substituted by their Faculty Advisor, and replace it with an Animation Elective.

**Students who take GAM 690 to fulfill their Core Requirements Phase requirements must take GAM 691 as one of their Technical Artist Electives Requirements.

Technical Artist Electives

Students must take at least 4 courses out of the following choices. Students may take these courses before completing their Core Requirements courses. It is recommended that students choose their Technical Artist Elective courses in one of the following areas of focus: Rigging, Animation, Modeling, or Effects.

  • Rigging Focus Area
    ANI 430
    ANI 432
    ANI 433
    ANI 435
    ANI 450
  • Animation Focus Area
    ANI 430
    ANI 431
    ANI 432
    ANI 442
    ANI 450
    ANI 451
  • Modeling Focus Area
    ANI 435
    ANI 436
    ANI 437
    ANI 438
    ANI 439
    ANI 447
  • Visual Effects Focus Area
    ANI 478
    ANI 479
    VFX 434
    VFX 440
    VFX 474
    VFX 478
    VFX 480
  • Other Available Technical Artist Electives
    GAM 690
    GAM 691

CDM Open Electives

Students must complete any 8 credit hours from graduate courses from the College of Computing and Digital Media.

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.