Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. develop an appreciation of motion graphics techniques, processes and possibilities
  2. acquire knowledge of design practices such as idea generation, storyboarding and planning
  3. acquire experience in the production of motion graphics
  4. develop skills in relevant computer software packages
  5. apply design fundamentals to the creation of motion graphics
    • What is Motion Graphics design?
    • Early Motion Graphics
    • The Motion Picture
    • Typography 101
    • Motion Typography
    • Saul Bass
    • Bond
    • Television Credits
    • Production Approach
    • Workflow Tips
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Print materials

      • Study guide
      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-DIG100, or CUR-DIG120

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Computer capable of running Adobe After Effects
  • OtherDetails -

    Adobe After Effects

This subject introduces students to the process of designing and creating motion graphics animations. A large percentage of information we see in our everyday lives is conveyed through moving graphics, particularly in television commercials, television programs title sequences, movie special effects and music clips. This subject focuses on the design process of creating motion graphics. It aims to provide a solid understanding of design principles including typography, layouts, storyboarding and aesthetics. By applying these processes to practical projects, students will learn skills in basic motions graphics and digital production techniques.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

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  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 (40%)

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