MA | Animation | Technical-Artist

Masters of Arts 2023 through2024


About the Program

Technical Artist Concentration

Curriculum Requirements

NOTE for 1st Year SPRING TERM STARTS: Students admitted in Spring Term are advised to begin with electives that first term.

Core Requirements

  • ANI 423*
  • ANI 446
  • ANI 452
  • ANI 453
  • ANI 444
  • ANI 460
  • GAM 690
    AND GAM 691**
    OR ANI 442

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

**Students who take GAM 690 to fulfill their Core Requirements Phase requirements must take GAM 691 as one of their Technical Artist Electives Requirements.

Technical Artist Electives

Students must take at least 4 courses out of the following choices. Students may take these courses before completing their Core Requirements courses. It is recommended that students choose their Technical Artist Elective courses in one of the following areas of focus: Rigging, Animation, Modeling, or Effects.

Rigging Focus Area
  • ANI 430
  • ANI 432
  • ANI 433
  • ANI 435
  • ANI 450
Animation Focus Area
  • ANI 430
  • ANI 431
  • ANI 432
  • ANI 442
  • ANI 443
  • ANI 450
  • ANI 451
  • ANI 463
Modeling Focus Area
  • ANI 435
  • ANI 436
  • ANI 437
  • ANI 438
  • ANI 439
  • ANI 447
Visual Effects Focus Area
  • ANI 478
  • ANI 479
  • VFX 410
  • VFX 420
  • VFX 434
  • VFX 440
  • VFX 474
  • VFX 478
  • VFX 480
Other Available Technical Artist Electives
  • GAM 690
  • GAM 691

CDM Open Electives

Students must complete 8 credit hours from any graduate courses from any program in the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media. Elective courses must be in the range of 400 to 699 however they cannot be an introductory course.

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.