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Animation (BA)

​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 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.


Sample Courses:

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

Major RequirementsSchedule of ClassesDepartment Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • 3-D modeling
  • Character animation
  • Composition
  • Game design
  • Filmmaking
  • Motion graphics
  • Storyboarding
  • Visual effects


86 percent of 2017 Animation graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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