Cinema Concentration, Animation (BFA)

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Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
ANI 154DIGITAL PAINTING WORKSHOP2
ANI 2313D ANIMATION4
ANI 3003D CHARACTER ANIMATION4
or ANI 327 HAND-DRAWN CHARACTER ANIMATION
ANI 324STORY DEVELOPMENT4
ANI 340ANIMATION PRODUCTION II4
or ANI 342 3D ANIMATION PRODUCTION
ANI 341ANIMATION PRODUCTION III4
ANI 376POST-PRODUCTION WORKSHOP2
or ANI 396 ANIMATION CAPSTONE WORKSHOP
ART 318ADVANCED FIGURE DRAWING4
or ART 317 ADVANCED FIGURE SCULPTURE
FILM 233CINEMA & ART (FORMERLY DC 233)4
or ANI 363 CINEMA AND ART FOR ANIMATORS
POST 110EDITING I (FORMERLY DC 220)4
POST 124SOUND DESIGN I (FORMERLY DC 215)4
SCWR 101SCREENWRITING FOR MAJORS (FORMERLY DC 101)4
Select two (2) Studio Art Major Electives8
Select 24 credit hours of Focus Area Major Electives24
Select 20 credit hours of Open Electives20

Major Electives

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

Studio Art Electives

Students in the Cinema concentration must take two (2) Studio Art courses from the following list as part of their major elective requirements:

Course Title Quarter Hours
THREE DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS
BEGINNING SCULPTURE
COLOR THEORY AND APPLICATION
INTERMEDIATE DRAWING
INTERMEDIATE PAINTING I
WATERCOLOR PAINTING
INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE
BEGINNING FIGURE SCULPTURE
BEGINNING PRINTMAKING
SCREEN PRINTING
PAINTING: MIXOLOGY
ADVANCED DRAWING
ADVANCED PAINTING I
ADVANCED PAINTING II
FIGURE PAINTING
ADVANCED FIGURE DRAWING
INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING
FIGURE DRAWING IN CONTEXT
DRAWING PROJECTS
SENIOR PROJECT STUDIO

Focus Area Courses

Students can customize their curriculum by choosing a Focus Area. Students in the Cinema concentration must take 24 credit hours of Focus Area courses as part of their major elective requirements. Students are encouraged, but not required, to select their Focus Area courses from one of the below groups.

Traditional Animation Focus

Course Title Quarter Hours
ANIMATION FIGURE STUDY
ADVANCED STORYBOARDING
ADVANCED STOP MOTION ANIMATION
MOTION GRAPHICS
HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION
HAND-DRAWN CHARACTER ANIMATION
ANIMATION PRODUCTION II
STOP MOTION ANIMATION
EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION
HYBRID ANIMATION
TOPICS IN ANIMATION
DIGITAL CINEMA PRODUCTION I (FORMERLY DC 210)
MAKING COMICS

3D Character Animation Focus

Course Title Quarter Hours
3D CHARACTER ANIMATION
ADVANCED 3D CHARACTER ANIMATION
MOTION CAPTURE
HAND-DRAWN CHARACTER ANIMATION
3D RIGGING
ADVANCED 3D RIGGING
3D ANIMATION PRODUCTION
3D SCRIPTING
ADVANCED 3D SCRIPTING

3D Modeling and Rigging Focus

Course Title Quarter Hours
3D CHARACTER MODELING
3D RIGGING
ADVANCED 3D RIGGING
3D MODELING STUDIO
ENVIRONMENT MODELING
3D ORGANIC MODELING
3D TEXTURING AND LIGHTING
3D ANIMATION PRODUCTION
CHARACTER DESIGN
3D SCRIPTING
ADVANCED 3D SCRIPTING

Motion Graphics Focus

Course Title Quarter Hours
MOTION GRAPHICS
EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION
HYBRID ANIMATION
3D MOTION GRAPHICS
TITLES FOR CINEMA AND ANIMATION
GRAPHIC DESIGN I
TYPOGRAPHY

CGI Focus

Course Title Quarter Hours
DIGITAL CINEMA PRODUCTION I (FORMERLY DC 210)
INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL EFFECTS
COMPOSITING I
COMPOSITING II
MOTION CAPTURE
3D ANIMATION PRODUCTION
HYBRID ANIMATION
3D DYNAMICS
3D COMPOSITING

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirements of 208 hours.

See www.cdm.depaul.edu to see sample schedule of course requirements on a year-by-year basis.