DMA 234 Motion Graphics I • 5 Cr.


Introduces the fundamentals of motion graphics. Students gain experience in using basic motion graphics tools and processes to develop simple motion graphics products, and use basic special effects and edit motion graphics pieces to convey message and mood. Prerequisite: DMA 203 at BC with a C- or better, or instructor permission. DMA 234 replaces DMA 134. Either DMA 234 or DMA 134 may be taken for credit, but not both.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • By the completion of this course students will be able to: Identify and describe the basic processes involved in creating a digital motion graphics project Create animations of text, images and video clips on the 2d plane Describe the use of 3d space in relation to a 2d graphics program Demonstrate how to manipulate 3d space to achieve desired effect Explain and demonstrate the relation of typography and simple screen design to an effective motion graphics project Describe the basics of integrating effects, color correction, particle systems and 3d objects into scenes. Explain and demonstrate the concepts of compositing and its relation to motion graphics Generate and output a finished product to include text, images, video and sound.