BS in CS + Animation | Animation Concentration

Bachelor of Science 2022 through2023

Computer Science + Animation

About the Program

Animation Technical Director Concentration


Course Legend

Curriculum Requirements

First Year

  • CSC 241 and CSC 242
    OR CSC 243 and one CS major elective+
  • MAT 140
  • ANI 105
  • ANI 230
  • ANI 231
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • LSP 110
    OR LSP 111
  • LSP 112
  • WRD 103
  • WRD 104
  • ANI 101
  • 1 Religious Dimensions

Second Year

  • MAT 141
  • CSC 300
  • CSC 301
  • CSC 373
  • ANI 240
  • ANI 339
  • Four (4) Credit Hours selected from any courses in ANI, CP, DOC, FILM, GAM, POST, SCWR, or VFX
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • LSP 200
  • 1 A&L course chosen among
    • Any HAA course approved for A&L
    • ANI 206
    • MCS 207
    • MCS 208
    • MCS 209
  • 1 Philosophical Inquiry
  • 1 Historical Inquiry
  • 1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

Third Year

  • CSC 321
  • CSC 374
  • CSC 361
  • GAM 325
  • ANI 332
  • ANI 342
  • One 3D Animation course from the following list
    • ANI 300
    • ANI 310
    • ANI 330
    • ANI 333
    • ANI 336
    • ANI 337
    • ANI 338
    • ANI 346
    • ANI 378
    • ANI 351
  • 1 Open Elective (4 credit hours)
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • 1 Experiential Learning
  • FILM 228
    OR CSC 208
  • 1 Arts & Literature
  • 1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

Fourth Year

  • GAM 370
  • GAM 394 and GAM 395
    or ANI 394 and ANI 395
    or CSC 394 and one 300-level ANI, CSC, or GAM course
  • One CS course from the following list
    • CSC 347
    • CSC 376
    • SE 350
    • GAM 372
  • One 3D Animation course from the following list:
    • ANI 300
    • ANI 310
    • ANI 330
    • ANI 333
    • ANI 336
    • ANI 337
    • ANI 338
    • ANI 346
    • ANI 378
    • ANI 351
  • Four (4) Credit Hours selected from any courses in ANI, CP, DOC, FILM, GAM, POST, SCWR, or VFX
  • 2 Open Electives (8 credit hours)
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • 1 Religious Dimensions
  • 1 Scientific Inquiry Lab
  • 1 Historical Inquiry
  • 1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

+ CS major electives are courses labelled CSC, CSEC, DSC, or SE



Degree Requirements

Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 80 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 graduate courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Satisfactorily complete the MFA thesis as determined by the student's MFA Advisor Committee.
  • Students cannot count credit earned towards a previously awarded master's or MFA degree toward the completion of this MFA program.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.