MA | Animation | 3D Animation

Master of Arts 2019-2020


3D Animation Concentration

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours in the designated 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.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

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

Course Requirements

No Introductory Course may be substituted for any other course at any level.

First Year

Fall Quarter
ANI 423 3D Animation Survey *
ANI 460 Animation Graduate Seminar
ANI 439 3D Texturing and Lighting

*Students with 3D animation experience can have the ANI 423 requirement waived by their Faculty Advisor, and replace it with an Animation Elective.

Winter Quarter
ANI 425 Visual Storytelling
ANI 422 Animation History and Practice
1 3D Animation Elective
Spring Quarter
ANI 466 Cinema, Animation and Art
OR ANI 444 Visual Design for Games
ANI 442 3D Animation Production

3D Animation Focus Area

Students must complete 4 courses from this list.

ANI 428 Animation Figure Study I
ANI 429 Advanced Storyboarding
ANI 430 3D Character Animation
ANI 431 Advanced 3D Character Animation
ANI 432 3D Rigging
ANI 433 Advanced 3D Rigging
ANI 435 3D Character Modeling
ANI 436 3D Modeling Studio
ANI 437 Environment Modeling
ANI 438 3D Organic Modeling
ANI 442 3D Animation Production
ANI 444 Visual Design for Games
ANI 445 Character Design
ANI 446 Game Art Pipeline
ANI 447 Art for Game Mods
ANI 450 Motion Capture
ANI 451 Advanced Motion Capture Studio
ANI 452 3D Scripting
ANI 453 Advanced 3D Scripting
ANI 478 3D Dynamics
ANI 493 Topics in 3D Animation
VFX 474 Compositing I
VFX 478 Compositing II
VFX 490 Advanced Topics in Visual Effects

CDM Electives

Students must Complete 2 graduate courses from any program in the College of Computing and Digital Media.