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Motion graphics are widely used across a number of media screen and platforms. This unit provides students with an introduction to the concepts associated with motion graphics, including narrative development, storyboarding and specialist production skills required to produce motion for a variety of screen formats and purposes. The unit investigates the history of motion graphics in the 20th century and the use of motion graphics as a storytelling method. This unit provides the necessary foundation skills and aesthetic knowledge to produce motion graphics for various screen media platforms.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
ASN1003

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the historical significance of motion graphics as a communication tool and identify successful approaches;  
  2. Demonstrate imaginative thinking about principles of visual/narrative design;  
  3. Determine appropriate motion graphics terminology;  
  4. Apply pre-production techniques and design methodology, including storyboarding and scripting; and  
  5. Utilise software applications to implement computer animation techniques.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Reflective essay outlining impact of motion graphics (750 words) 25%
Creative Works Minor motion graphics production (equvalent to 900 words) 30%
Creative Works Major motion graphics production (equivalent to 1350 words) 45%
Total effective word limit 3000 words.

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