The Animation Introduction to Motion Graphics Certificate focuses on the fundamental skills required for the Motion Graphics industry.
Students will learn how to create digital artwork and prepare assets for animation using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
Use Adobe After Effects to bring graphical assets and scenes to life, and add special effects to video footage.
Students will learn essential industry techniques for generating video and audio assets.
More information on the Animation program.
Pathway: Design, Media, & the Arts
Students may start this program Fall semester
Program Graduation Requirements
To earn a Motion Graphics Certificate, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.
Total Credits Required to Complete this Award - 12 Credits
Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$185.00 per credit
The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.
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Approximate total cost for the program: $4,215-$4,905
What Kind of Work Will You Do?
- Create digital assets and graphics for animation
- Use animation to communicate messages, stories, and ideas to others
- Create digital characters, objects, and environments
- Create graphics and special effects for live action film and television.
- Create quality assets for film, television, and more
- Plan, budget and produce animation projects
- Edit, finish and render animation projects
What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?
- Have good computer skills.
- Have strong verbal and written communication skills
- Must be able to follow directions, instructions and take direction from supervisors, clients and co-workers
- Attention to detail, analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to learn new procedures and software technical skills quickly and independently.
- Teamwork, collaboration and the ability to take direction from supervisors, clients and coworkers to improve your work.
- Manage your time to meet established deadlines, work on multiple projects, and stay within a project budget.
- Work long hours on a computer using specialized design software.
- Desire and discipline to spend whatever time it takes to complete complicated projects.
What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?
- Provide a foundation toward career options within the Motion Graphics and Animation industry.
- Constantly evolving industry requires motivation and lifelong learning to stay up-to-date with technology.
Related Job Title: Multimedia Artist and Animator Entry Level: $21,841 Median Salary: $33,596 Experienced: $54,783 - 70,530 Sources: https://dmacc.emsicc.com/careers/multimedia-artist-andanimator?radius=®ion=Des%20Moines-West%20Des%20Moines%2C%20IA https://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/multimedia-artists-and-animators.htm#tab-5
Related Job Title: Motion Graphics Artist Entry Level: $31,000 Average: $42,473 Source: https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/des-moines-motion-graphics-artist-salarySRCH_IL.0,10_IM235_KO11,33.htm
- Create vector shapes and paths in Adobe Illustrator
- Generate a digital illustration in Photoshop
- Modify imported video footage
- Execute the animation process
- Create standard video shots
- Demonstrate effective video editing techniques.
- Employ the use of audio editing techniques
- Appraise Audio Wave Forms and files
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