Learn how you can combine design, animation, special effects and video to create motion design pieces that will persuade and amaze audiences. Take your ideas from inception to completion as you consider color, movement, 2D & 3D visuals and sound. Do you make something for the screen or try your hand at augmented or virtual reality? Do you consider interaction or have the story unfold before their eyes? The choice is yours and we’ll help you get there.
Master the art of motion design!
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Description of the video:The Motion Graphics Design concentration is created to help you learn the power of motion design at the intersection of animation, video production, special effects and graphic design. You’ll start by learning the basic principles of motion design and then move on to building your first project. You’ll learn about taking ideas from inception to creating design boards, storyboards, scripts, style frames and then creating an animatic and the final product. As you move along your motion design journey you’ll learn about more advanced concepts such as character rigging, motion tracking, rotoscoping and the inclusion of 3D modeling. And you’ll learn it all in a tight-knit community with faculty who have the experience to back-up what they teach. So, what are you waiting for? Join us you take your skills to new heights!
Learn the Process
A fun and flexible environment
You will learn the 2D and 3D fundamentals of design and communication and how to tell stories in a digital world. Start by learning the basic principles of motion design and how to manipulate objects in a 2D space. When you’ve mastered basic fundamentals you will dig into more advanced concepts like rotoscoping, motion tracking and the art of compositing. What you can create is nothing short of amazing.
Careers in Motion Graphics Design
Special Effects Artists
Faculty & Industry Connections
Learn from dedicated faculty who have been there and know what it takes. We have faculty with over 15 years in the industry as well as industry board professionals to help you in on your journey.
"The motion graphics concentration at IUPUI allows students, like me, to take our design thinking to the next level. We’re given the knowledge and skill set of combining design, animation, and video to uniquely communicate and tell stories. In our courses we explore the technologies and fundamentals of motion design.We learn to take our ideas and bring them to fruition through the motion design process, from creating story boards in the pre-production stage to color grading in post-production,and everything in between. Being in motion graphics has allowed me to take my designs and bring them to life by being able to incorporate movement and other visual elements. I think the knowledge I’ve gained in the motion graphics concentration are invaluable to me because they’ve made me a more multidimensional designer with a broader skill set."
- Delia Jimenez, Student
Core Courses (38 cr.)
The Motion Graphics Development plan requires students to successfully complete 120 credit hours. All CGT courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
|CGT10100 Introduction to Computer Graphics Technology||CGT20400 Intro to Themed Attraction|
|CGT11100 Design for Visualization and Communication||CGT21100 Raster Imaging for Computer Graphics|
|CGT11200 Sketching for Visualization and Communication||CGT25100 Principles of Creative Design|
|CGT11600 Geometric Modeling for Visualization and Communication||CGT40400 Self Promotion for Computer Graphics|
|CGT11700 Illustration for Visualization and Communication||CGT41100 Contemporary Problems and Applications in Computer Graphics|
|TCM25000 Career Planning in Engineering and Technology||CGT41600 Senior Design Project|
|CGT20200 Motion and Video I||CGT49600 Career Enrichment Internship|
Concentration (27 cr.)
|CGT21600 Vector Imaging for Computer Graphics||MUS-A M110|
|COMM-M 221 Electronic Media Production||CGT34600 Digital Audio and Video|
|CGT24100 Introduction to Computer Animation||CGT40200 Motion and Video II|
|CGT31300 Digital Painting I for Computer Graphics||CGT44400 Visual Effects in Film and Animation|
|CGT31400 Advanced Motion Design|