Module Title:Motion Graphics
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Students will work in a computer laboratory. Initially theoretical concepts will be explained and the students will then undertake practical assignments. A combination of tutorials, practicals and projects will be used. Particular emphasis will be placed on problem solving and project based learning.
Module Aim: This module is intended to provide students with intermediate skills necessary to design and produce motion graphics in 2D & 3D space and as an introduction to basic compositing using industry standard Imaging & Motion graphics software.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Recognize and understand the fundamentals of Motion Graphics and basic Compositing in relation to Visual Media.
LO2 Identify and demonstrate the expression techniques of emotion used in the visual and auditory elements of Motion Graphics.
LO3 Develop and be able to demonstrate professional cross product workflow skills in creative video manipulation, motion graphics & basic compositing using industry standard software.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Application of Intermediate Motion Graphics Techniques
Through the discussion of concepts and design students will be able to Implement Intermediate Motion Graphic techniques in order to achieve dramatic and artistic effects in video production.
Introduction to Basic 2D Compositing in Virtual 2D & 3D space
Introduction to layer based compositing. Basic Compositing includes combining 2D elements with life action footage in a Virtual 2D or 3D space using Textures & Blending Modes, 3D cameras, Green Screen Editing, Masking and Element Replacements as well as Video FX and Transitions.
Final Graphics Project
Producing a final creative videographics piece using video manipulation techniques created in industry standard software. A combination of Typography,Animation,Music, Photo & Video editing techniques will be used in order to create Bumpers, Title Animations & Music Video content.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Exercises based on various intermediate motion graphic & basic compositing techniques that the students must successfully complete. 1,2,3 20.00 n/a
Other Written & Practical Assignments 1,2,3 20.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Typical projects include: Producing Motion Graphics in the form of Logo's, Film Titles and Music Videos consisting of video footage, design and music/sound used in conjunction with each other. 1,2,3 60.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratories Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EETVM_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in TV and Media Production 5 Mandatory
CW_EETVM_D Bachelor of Science in TV and Media Production 5 Mandatory