Requirements BFA Animation | Storyboarding & Character Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts 2022 through2023

Animation

About the Program

Visual Effects Animation Concentration


Curriculum Requirements

Course Legend

First Year

  • ANI 105
    OR ART 105
    OR GD 105
  • ANI 206
  • POST 110
  • POST 124
    OR ANI 315
  • ANI 154 (2 credit hours)
  • ILL 200
  • ANI 201
  • ANI 230
  • ART 106
  • 6 Open Electives Credit Hours
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • LSP 110
    OR LSP 111
  • WRD 103
  • WRD 104

Second Year

  • ANI 321
  • VFX 200
  • VFX 374
  • ANI 231
  • HAA 130
    or HAA 101
    or HAA 115
    or HAA 145
  • ANI 220
  • ANI 300
  • ANI 339
  • ANI 240
  • 4 Open Electives Credit Hours
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

  • VFX 334
  • VFX 340
  • VFX 378
  • VFX 380
  • FILM 233
    or ANI 363
  • ANI 326
  • ANI 330
  • ANI 332
  • ANI 342
  • 4 Open Electives Credit Hours
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 352
  • ANI 360
  • ANI 375 (2 credit hours)
  • ANI 376 (2 credit hours)
  • ANI 378
  • ANI 394
  • ANI 395
  • 2 VFX Animation Major Electives
  • 4 Open Electives 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.

  • ART 113
  • ART 115
  • ART 205
  • ART 206
  • ART 210
  • ART 212
  • ART 215
  • ART 218
  • 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
  • FILM 250
  • POST 200
  • POST 340
  • Any ANI or VFX course that is not a required course for the major

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.