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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Uncommon Individual Foundation (UIF) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Motion Graphics


50 hours. 


June 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

The course is designed to build student competencies in the following areas; storyboard development for time-based media, design of vector objects and raster images for motion graphics, the creation of animation sequences using vector-drawing tools, the execution of frame-by-frame and tweening for animating, scripting basic commands for interactivity, creating and utilizing sound in a movie file. Students successfully completing the course will have the skills necessary to produce visual content that is technically effective and artistically sophisticated.


This course uses discussion and a capstone style project to foster learning. Students will learn the basics of the Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere interfaces and be creating motion graphics, visual effects, and editing video with these industry standard programs. This course walks students through the process of creating their first animation using this professional software. Sessions are taught in-person/virtually by UIF instructors and industry professionals with expert level multimedia experience.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Media Arts, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, or Broadcasting Media (1/23).