MA | Animation | Motion Graphics

Master of Arts 2021 through2022


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Motion Graphics Concentration

Masters of Arts 2022 through2023


About the Program

Motion Graphics Concentration

Course Legend

Curriculum Requirements

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

First Year

Fall Quarter
ANI 423*
ANI 460
ANI 421

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

Winter Quarter
ANI 425
ANI 422
OR ANI 466

Required Courses that can be taken any quarter
ANI 461
ANI 462
ANI 463
ANI 467

Motion Graphics Electives

Students must complete 2 courses from this list

ANI 422
ANI 428
ANI 429
ANI 456
ANI 457
ANI 466
ANI 481
POST 400
POST 420
POST 444
POST 460
FILM 499
POST 499
DMA 527
NMS 504
VFX 434
VFX 474
VFX 478
VFX 480
VFX 490

CDM Electives

Students must Complete 8 credit hours from any graduate program in the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media. Elective courses must be in the range of 421 to 699.

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.