This short-term certificate in Motion Graphics will appeal to both newcomers and seasoned professionals in the areas of broadcast television, corporate and event video, web design and animation who seek to demonstrate a level of proficiency in using animated text and image to communicate a message and enhance production value for digital film and motion media productions.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Use listening and knowledge of technical terms/industry jargon to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with clients, colleagues and other professionals.
  2. Demonstrate proper business etiquette, appearance, teamwork behaviors and understand legal regulations, industry ethics, production schedules and budgets in order to be a contributing member of the production team.
  3. Use editing software, motion graphics and animation to produce files for various media and delivery formats that meet customer requirements.
  4. Apply knowledge of mission and story structure to produce a written treatment and storyboards for a motion media production.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
MARS-1180 Introduction to Media Arts and Filmmaking 3
ART-1081 2D Design and Color 3
VCPH-1450 Digital Imaging I 2 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Semester
MARS-2380 Visual Effects 3
MARS-2480 Motion Graphics 3
 Credit Hours6
Third Semester
MARS-2780 Motion Graphics II 3
 Credit Hours3
 Total Credit Hours18