Requirements BFA Animation | Storyboarding & Character Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts 2022 through2023

Animation

About the Program

Storyboarding and Character Design Concentration


Curriculum Requirements

Course Legend

First Year

Fall Quarter

  • ANI 206
  • ANI 105
    OR ART 105
    OR GD 105
  • ART 106*
  • ANI 154 (2 credit hours)
  • Choose 2 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

  • POST 110
  • ART 110
  • HAA 130
  • OR HAA 101
  • OR HAA 115
  • OR HAA 145
  • ART 206
  • ANI 220
  • ANI 327
  • ANI 240
  • 1 Animation Elective
  • 4 Open Elective Credit Hours (Two 2 Credit Hour Workshop Courses Recommended)
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • LSP 120
  • 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)
  • ANI 340
  • Choice of 1 from
    ANI 344
    OR ANI 324
    OR ANI 371
  • ANI 345
  • ANI 324
  • ANI 326
  • ILL 220
  • FILM 233
    OR ANI 363
  • 1 Animation Elective
  • 1 Studio Art Elective
  • 2 Open Elective Credit Hours (One 2 Credit Hour Workshop Course Recommended)
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • 1 Experiential Learning
  • 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
  • 2 Animation Electives
  • 1 Studio Art Elective
  • 16 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 Major Electives

Students in the Storyboarding and Character Design 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 210
  • ART 212
  • ART 215
  • ART 218
  • ART 219
  • ART 229
  • ART 231
  • ART 245
  • ART 306
  • ART 310
  • ART 311
  • ART 312
  • ART 318
  • ART 324
  • ART 338
  • ART 376
  • ART 393
  • ILL 220
  • ANI 226
  • ANI 328
  • ANI 348

Animation Major Electives

Students in the Storyboarding and Character Design concentration must take four (4) animation courses from the following list as part of their Major Elective requirements:

  • ANI 231
  • ANI 260
  • ANI 300
  • ANI 301
  • ANI 320
  • ANI 328
  • ANI 329
  • ANI 330
  • ANI 332
  • ANI 336
  • ANI 337
  • ANI 338
  • ANI 339
  • ANI 341
  • ANI 355
  • ANI 356
  • ANI 357
  • ANI 358
  • ANI 376
  • ANI 382
  • VFX 334
  • VFX 340

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. Choose 4 credit hours.

  • 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.