BA in Animation

Bachelor of Arts 2022 through2023

Animation

About the Program

Students in the BA Animation program are forbidden from minoring in Animation.

Curriculum Requirements

Course Legend

First Year

  • ANI 105
    OR ART 105
    OR GD 105
  • ANI 201
  • ANI 206
  • ART 106*
  • ANI 328
    OR ART 218
  • 1 Major Elective

*Students may apply for portfolio review to substitute ART 206 Intermediate Drawing for the ART 106 requirement.

Liberal Studies Requirements
  • LSP 110
    OR LSP 111
  • LSP 112
  • WRD 103
  • WRD 104
  • 1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry
  • 1 Arts & Literature*
    *NOTE: 2 of the required 3 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 200
    • ART 220

Second Year

  • ANI 220
  • ANI 321
  • ANI 364
  • 1 Major Elective
  • 3 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • MAT 120
  • 1 Math and Computing Domain course
  • LSP 200
  • 2 Arts & Literature*
    *NOTE: 2 of the required 3 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 200
    • ART 220

Third Year

  • FILM 233
    OR ANI 363
  • ANI 240
  • ANI 340
  • ANI 341
  • 5 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • 1 Experiential Learning
  • 1 Philosophical Inquiry (Ethics)
  • 1 Historical Inquiry

Fourth Year

  • ANI 394
  • ANI 395 (Capstone)
  • 4 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • 1 Scientific Inquiry Lab
  • 1 Historical Inquiry
  • 2 Social, Cultural and Behavioral Inquiry
  • 1 Philosophical Inquiry
  • 1 Religious Dimensions

Major Electives

Major Electives can be chosen from the following list:

  • ANI 230
  • ANI 231
  • ANI 315
  • ANI 320
  • ANI 355
  • ANI 357
  • ANI 382
  • SCWR 101
  • POST 110
  • ILL 200
  • VFX 200

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


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. 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.

Note Students must complete an ethics class as one of the Philosophical Inquiry or Religious Dimensions requirements. In this sample schedule the ethics requirement replaces one of the Philosophical Inquiry requirements.

Students in the BA Animation program must choose 2 of the required 3 Arts & Literature learning domain requirement classes 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 200
  • ART 220

Students in this program must complete MAT 120 and 1 course (4 credit hours) from the Math and Computing Domain (MCD). The MCD course may replace one course from any one of the six Learning Domains as long as the student takes at least one course in each domain. In the year-by-year sample schedule above it replaces one Religious Dimensions requirement. Students should talk with an academic advisor to update the Degree Progress Report after completing the MCD course.

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 192 credit hours (generally 48 courses)
  • 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.