MA | Animation | Motion Graphics

Master of Arts 2019-2020


Motion Graphics 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 421 Animation Mechanics
*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
OR ANI 466 Cinema, Animation and Art

Required Courses that can be taken any quarter
ANI 461 Motion Graphics
ANI 462 Title Design
ANI 463 3D Motion Graphics
VFX 474 Compositing I
Motion Graphics Electives
Students must complete 2 courses from this list
ANI 422 Animation History and Practice
ANI 428 Animation Figure Study I
ANI 429 Advanced Storyboarding
ANI 456 Experimental Animation
ANI 457 Hybrid Animation
ANI 466 Cinema, Animation and Art
ANI 481 Sound Design for Animation
POST 400 Editing (Formerly DC 420)
POST 420 Post-Production Sound Design (Formerly DC 415)
POST 444 Advanced Color Correction
POST 460 Interactive Audio and Video (Formerly DC 435)
FILM 499 Internships in Media and Design
POST 499 Internships in Media and Design
DMA 527 Creative Process and Strategy
NMS 504 Text and Image
VFX 478 Compositing II
VFX 490 Advanced Topics in Visual Effects

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