Course Abstract Details

CGR-231, Introduction to Motion Graphics

Credits: 3

Course Description

CGR-231, Introduction to Motion Graphics, is designed for students to be introduced to the theory and production of animated 2D graphics for time-based media environments. Concept, research, design, and preproduction routines for motion graphics projects are covered, focusing on animating typography, graphic objects, and still images. Production of video-based kinetic type and its unique ability to interact with multi-layered video productions are explored in depth. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of CGR-230. Completion of CGR-110, and CGR-115, is strongly recommended. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring term.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  In general, this course will include projects, assignments, group work, critiques or other activities as deemed appropriate by the instructor. These will be focused upon the following course objectives and used to assess each student?s successful learning. A performance level of at least 70% is considered the minimum competency level for each of the required course activities. At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

1. Apply multiple techniques to create animated visual effects using industry standard software. (LG 1) 

2. Break down video to still images, then edit and convert those images back to video. (LG1) 

3. Construct and implement effective titling and transitions for video. (LG 1) 

4. Create aesthetically appropriate artifacts for their design portfolio. (LG 3) 

5. Perform research on contemporary motion graphics. (LG 5) 

6. Convert abstract concepts into original design solutions. (LG 2) 

7. Create story boards to communicate motion graphics to potential clients. (LG 2) 

8. Assess artifacts created by others. (LG 4) 9. Apply the basics of graphic design theory. (LG 2)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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