Certificate in Animation & Motion Design

About

A certificate in Animation & Motion design you with the skills required to become proficient as a designer, storyteller and animator.

In the program, you’ll learn how to design and also animate visual narratives. You’ll learn industry-standard technologies, including stop motion, 2D/3D animation software, and sound design software. The Animation & Motion Design Certificate provides an applied understanding of animation principles and techniques, storytelling, storyboarding, and animatics. With this certificate, you’ll be prepared to effectively communicate ideas and create engaging narratives using space, time and motion.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Animation and Motion Design Certificate, Undergraduate

The Animation and Motion Design Certificate provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to create engaging and effective animations for various media platforms. Students learn the principles of animation, motion graphics, and visual storytelling, as well as gain hands-on experience with industry-standard software and tools. This certificate prepares students for careers in animation, motion design, and related fields.

Note: to receive the certificate, students must successfully complete each of the required courses.

Grade Requirements: students must earn a GPA ≥2.5 in certificate coursework.

Required Core Courses
DESN 301VISUAL STORYTELLING5
DESN 326INTRODUCTION TO ANIMATION5
DESN 3363D ANIMATION5
DESN 355MOTION DESIGN5
DESN 365MOTION DESIGN 25
DESN 401IMAGINARY WORLDS5
Total Credits30

Catalog Listing

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn an Animation and Motion Design Certificate from EWU should be able to:

  • achieve fluency in the visual vocabulary of design;
  • demonstrate proficiency in the technical skills relevant to design;
  • create original design solutions that exhibit a unique personal voice;
  • produce creative time-based communication, animation, and motion graphics projects using industry standard computer software;
  • critically analyze kinetic forms;
  • communicate and formally present concepts related to the moving image;
  • demonstrate strong visual research skills with an emphasis on contemporary animation and motion design;
  • establish an individual vision and creative thinking philosophy.