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Motion Graphics: Type and Image

Explore the principles and elements of motion applied to text and image using Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Learn to design with time, becoming familiar with basic principles of character animation and how they apply to motion design. Students are encouraged to realize their own vision, and not just replicate tutorials. This course is ideal for those looking to expand their skills from the land of print into the world of motion design. Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Graphic Design or equivalent experience.

Note: Access to a computer with Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop installed is required. A free 7-day trial and monthly subscription are available at adobe.com/creativecloud.


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Class meeting time 1:00 PM - 4:00 p.m. CDT
Class meeting days Saturday
Building and room Online
Course number 2440
Course instructor Amanda Vanvalkenburg