DES 480

3D Motion

Design College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Continues the exploration of design and communication with motion and animation, including and especially designing in 3-D spaces. Design principles and storytelling concepts are employed to create short motion design projects.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Standard Grade Rule: A B C D E I

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

6

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Dept of Design majors, or instructor consent only.

Title

Design Techniques and Tools

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to create complex motion graphics, demonstrating a deep knowledge of the language and methodology of motion design, artfully combining animation, sound, 3D tools, and live-action footage.

Title

Cultural Change, Context and Audience

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to create designs that are catalysts for positive cultural change and that consider the importance of context, audience, and history in their work.

Title

Design Thinking

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to create strong conceptual work that is informed by research, design thinking, and their own personal voice.

Title

Design Across Media Types

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to become agile thinkers and designers across multiple mediums, and gain proficiency in professional technologies to communicate their ideas.

Title

Portfolio Building

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to build and edit a compelling motion design demo reel.