Motion graphics are widely used across a number of media screen and platforms. This unit (ASN1003) 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.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate 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 type Description Grade
Assignment Motion Graphics Analysis (500 words) 20%
Creative Works Minor Motion Graphics Assignment (and presentation) 35%
Creative Works Major Motion Graphics Assignment (and presentation) 45%

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