Animation (BFA)

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

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.

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.

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 worked in animation, production, film, art and interactive media, serving as resources and counselors as you enter the media industry.

Classes

Sample Courses:

  • 3-D Animation
  • Animation Production
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • History of Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Narrative Development
  • Screenwriting
  • Stop-motion Animation

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Cinema
  • Game Art
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Major Requirements Schedule of Classes Department Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Animation artistry
  • CGI effects animation
  • Character animation
  • Composition
  • Filmmaking
  • Game design
  • Motion graphics
  • Storyboarding
  • Visual effects

86%

86 percent of 2015 Animation graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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