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Media & Communication Arts - Motion Design

Moving Pictures

Framing the action

Spinning TV station logos have come a long way with the use of motion design.

Motion design is a sophisticated specialization within the field of graphic design in which a variety of effects are used to bring images to life!

Unlike animation, it’s more about message enhancement than storytelling.  You’ll be adding a “pow” to abstract elements, sometimes literally, by incorporating action and sound into an otherwise static design.

For a look at all the courses in our program, consult the course list.

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Media & Communication Arts - Motion Design

Tools of the trade

Our faculty have all worked as graphic designers and, collectively, have mastered all the tools of the trade.

They’ll share their expertise with you as they help you transform your talent into marketable skills. If you’re already working as a designer, they’ll help you enhance your skills for career advancement.

Your courses will include:

  • Illustration Fundamentals
  • Digital Layout with Adobe
  • Previsualization
  • Introduction to and Advanced Photoshop
  • Typography
  • Introduction to Motion Graphics
  • Advanced After Effects
  • And many more!

Ready to move ahead?

Contact the Engineering and Advanced Technology department at 586.445.7435 to learn how to get started.

Your career portfolio

Throughout our program, you’ll be developing a portfolio that’ll be your calling card when you’re ready to look for your first job in the industry.

With that and the certificate or associate degree you earn, you’ll be ready to join a creative team when you complete your MACA courses.

And the credits you earn will transfer if you want to earn a bachelor’s degree and enhance your opportunities for career advancement.

Use this handy tool to see the positions available locally and what they pay.

And when you’re ready, our Career Services team can assist with the job search and interview preparation, including developing a resume to complement your portfolio.