School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Motion DesignWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102273.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students are expected to have computer literacy including working in a networked environment on a Macintosh computer; management, transportation and storage of digital information and digital production processes such as scanning, pdf production and file storage.Literacy with image manipulation software - Photoshop and Illustrator is required.

101922 Web and Time-based Design OR 102317 Visual Effects OR 102828 Animation and Visual Effects OR 300582 Technologies for Web Applications

About this Unit
This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of motion design practice. Students will discover how elements of static graphic design can be incorporated with sequence, time, space and sound to enhance the exchange of information and meaning in a variety of project contexts and kinetic media outcomes. Additionally, students will discover the purpose and function of motion design and be able to identify professional pathways associated with these skills and knowledge. Students will be exposed to a range of motion design preproduction and production methods, from fundamentals and guidelines to experimental and expressive approaches. Students will learn the importance of planning, mapping and evaluating linear narrative, in combination with the introduction of key software supported by online video courses, for successful motion design outcomes.

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