Motion Graphics Specialization (Coming Fall 2019)

A Focused Area of Study for Filmmaking Majors
Motion graphics are a powerful form of visual storytelling that quickly grabs attention and moves people. You've seen these graphics just about everywhere—in commercials, films, social media, television and streaming media (think Game of Thrones), and websites like YouTube.  

Motion graphics bring visual concepts still images to life in innovative ways through typography, audio, video, photography, illustration, animation and cinematic techniques. Motion graphics are different from typical animation because they are not story-based and often represent shapes and forms, such as logos for brands.  

Motion graphics is one of the fastest growing areas within the film industry. For Filmmaking majors who aspire to be editors, expanding your repertoire with this valuable and exciting skill set will give you essential cutting-edge tools to succeed in the industry. 

The 15-credit Motion Graphics specialization allows you to:

  • create, design, implement motion graphics for time-based projects, such as title sequences, web ads, trailers, music videos, and graphics for mobile devices;
  • learn how to strategize, plan, execute and evaluate motion design projects from conception to completion; 
  • study each level of the process of creating motion pieces: ideation, storyboarding, key framing, editing, animation, image making, typography, production and camerawork;
  • produce effective motion pieces that engage audiences and convey information quickly;
  • practice giving and receiving constructive feedback and collaborating with others on projects; and
  • expand your professional portfolio and position you as a versatile media professional upon graduation.


Choose one of the following courses: