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Admission Office | 312-362-8300​

DePaul's bachelor's of fine arts degree in Animation program is designed for students who are serious about careers as animation artists, character animators, game artists, CGI (computer-generated imagery) effects animators and motion graphics animators.

The program will provide you with a foundation in the art of animation and its history, combined with intense practice in art and production. You will take courses in:

  • 3-D animation
  • Animation production
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • History of animation
  • Motion graphics
  • Narrative development
  • Screenwriting
  • Stop-motion animation
The program offers concentrations in Cinema and Game Art. With the Cinema concentration you'll gain hands-on experience bringing digital characters to life. You'll also receive in-depth instruction in the most up-to-date software and technology available, including motion capture and green screen, with an emphasis on:

  • Acting
  • Animation mechanics
  • Visual storytelling
The Game Art concentration provides in-depth instruction in the latest advanced game modeling and animation technology and practices, including motion capture, rigging and digital sculpting, with an emphasis on:

  • Color theory
  • Drawing
  • Visual design principles
We also offer a combined bachelor's of fine arts/master's degree program, which allow you to complete a bachelor's of fine arts degree and a graduate degree in five years.

The College of Computing and Digital Media has a strong relationship with many of Chicago's animation and production studios, allowing you to gain real-world experience through internships. Animation faculty members have had previous careers in animation, production, film, art and interactive media, serving as resources and counselors as you enter the media industry.

Internship Possibilities

  • Arc Worldwide/Leo Burnett
  • Dailey Planet Ltd.
  • Disney
  • Richter Studios
  • WMS Gaming

What can you do with this degree?

  • Animation Artistry
  • CGI Effects Animation
  • Character Animation
  • Game Design
  • Motion Graphics