Requirements MS Film & TV | Visual Effects

Master of Science 2023 through2024

Film and Television

About the Program

Visual Effects Concentration

Curriculum Requirements

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

First Year

  • Fall Quarter
    • ANI 423
    • FILM 401
    • POST 401
  • Winter Quarter
    • VFX 430
    • VFX 474
  • Spring Quarter
    • ANI 439
    • POST 440

Second Year

  • Fall Quarter
    • VFX 434
    • 1 Major Elective
  • Winter Quarter
    • 2 Major Elective
  • Spring Quarter
    • POST 484
    • 1 Major Electives

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

Major Elective Courses

Major Elective courses must be chosen from the following:

  • ANI 430
  • ANI 442
  • ANI 450
  • ANI 478
  • FILM 499
  • POST 444
  • VFX 410
  • VFX 420
  • VFX 440
  • VFX 478
  • VFX 480
  • VFX 490

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours in the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses in 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.