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Animation (BA and BFA)
Two students in a stop-motion animation class.

Animate your imagination

DePaul’s Bachelor of Arts in Animation program emphasizes the art of animation, creativity, and critical thinking—while encouraging experimentation in form, content and medium—within a broad liberal arts context.

You will learn to draw innovative connections between animation and other subjects of inspiration. To develop your animation skills, you will produce live-action videos, draw web-based shorts inspired by Hollywood or anime, or design motion graphics for film titles and commercials.

The Jarvis 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 as you earn your Bachelor of Arts or BFA in Animation. With professional careers in animation, production, film, art and interactive media, your faculty members can connect you with resources and opportunities as you enter the media industry.

For international students: this program is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.



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

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • 3-D modeling
  • Character animation
  • Composition
  • Game design
  • Filmmaking
  • Motion graphics
  • Storyboarding
  • Visual effects
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of Animation graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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