Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation - Cinema Concentration

Bachelor of Fine Arts 2022 through2023

Animation

About the Program

Cinema Concentration

Students majoring in the BFA Animation program with a Cinema concentration are forbidden from double-majoring in the BFA Animation with a Game Art concentration, as well as from minoring in Animation.

Curriculum Requirements

Course Legend

First Year

Fall Quarter

Choose 2 courses from the Following:

  • ANI 206
  • ANI 105
    OR ART 105
    OR GD 105
  • ART 106*
  • ANI 154 (2 credit hours)
  • ANI 315
  • Choose 2 courses from the Following:
  • ANI 328
  • ANI 348
  • ART 218
  • ART 318
  • ART 317

*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

Winter Quarter

  • ANI 150 (2 credit hours)
  • ILL 200
  • ANI 201
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • WRD 103

Spring Quarter

  • ANI 321
  • ANI 230
  • SCWR 101
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • WRD 104

Second Year

  • ANI 231
  • POST 110
  • HAA 130
    OR HAA 101
    OR HAA 115
    OR HAA 145
  • ANI 220
  • ANI 300
    OR ANI 327
  • ANI 240
  • 1 Focus Area Elective
  • 4 Open Elective Credit Hours (Two 2 Credit Hour Workshop Courses Recommended)
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • LSP 200
  • 1 Philosophical Inquiry
  • 1 Arts & Literature*
    *NOTE: 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

  • ANI 375 (2 credit hours)
  • FILM 233
    OR ANI 363
  • ANI 324
  • ANI 326
  • ANI 340
    OR ANI 342
  • ANI 341
  • 2 Focus Area Electives
  • 2 Studio Art Electives
  • 2 Open Elective Credit Hours (One 2 Credit Hour Workshop Course Recommended)
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • 1 Experiential Literature
  • MAT 120
  • 1 Arts & Literature*
    *NOTE: 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


Fourth Year

  • ANI 394
    AND ANI 395 (Capstone)
  • ANI 376 (2 credit hours)
    OR ANI 396
  • 3 Focus Area Electives
  • 14 Open Elective Credit Hours
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • 1 Historical Inquiry
  • 1 Religious Dimensions
  • 1 Scientific Inquiry Lab
  • 1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

Major Electives

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

Studio Art Electives
Students in the Cinema concentration must take two (2) Studio Art courses from the following list as part of their major elective requirements:

  • ART 113
  • ART 115
  • ART 205
  • ART 206
  • ART 210
  • ART 212
  • ART 215
  • ART 218 (if not taken to satisfy a major requirement)
  • ART 219
  • ILL 220
  • ANI 226
  • ART 229
  • ART 231
  • ART 245
  • ART 306
  • ART 310
  • ART 311
  • ART 312
  • ART 318
  • ART 324
  • ANI 328
  • ART 338
  • ANI 348
  • ART 376
  • ART 393

Focus Area Courses
Students can customize their curriculum by choosing a Focus Area. Students in the Cinema concentration must take twenty-four (24) credit hours of Focus Area courses as part of their major elective requirements. Students are encouraged, but not required, to select their Focus Area courses from one of the below groups.

Traditional Animation Focus
  • ANI 260
  • ANI 320
  • ANI 327
  • ANI 328
  • ANI 329
  • ANI 340
  • ANI 355
  • ANI 356
  • ANI 357
  • ANI 358
  • ANI 382
  • ANI 390
  • FILM 110
  • ILL 220
3D Character Animation Focus
  • ANI 300
  • ANI 301
  • ANI 310
  • ANI 327
  • ANI 332
  • ANI 333
  • ANI 342
  • ANI 352
  • ANI 353
3D Modeling and Rigging Focus
  • ANI 330
  • ANI 332
  • ANI 333
  • ANI 336
  • ANI 337
  • ANI 338
  • ANI 339
  • ANI 342
  • ANI 345
  • ANI 352
  • ANI 353
Motion Graphics Focus
  • ANI 260
  • ANI 356
  • ANI 357
  • ANI 360
  • ANI 362
  • GD 200
  • GD 230
Visual Effects Focus
  • FILM 110
  • VFX 200
  • VFX 334
  • VFX 340
  • VFX 374
  • VFX 378
  • VFX 380
  • ANI 310
  • ANI 339
  • ANI 342
  • ANI 357
  • ANI 378
  • ANI 379
   

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.

Students in the BFA Animation program must choose classes to fulfill their Arts & Literature learning domain requirements from the following list:

Major Electives can be chosen 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

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 208 credit hours
  • 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.