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Course Code: 
VCD 274
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Prerequisite Courses: 
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
This course is designed to introduce students to the principles and elements of motion design through studio practices at beginning level. Students will gain a solid foundation of motion graphics and effects techniques that will support their creativity and enhance their digital skill-set.
Course Content: 

Within the scope of this course, various images, moving objects and texts, animations and videos are produced.

Course Methodology: 
1-Lecture, 2-Interactive Lecture, 5-Problem Solving
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A-Exam, B-Oral Exam / Presentation, C-Assignment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. Shows and discusses the theoretical principles of moving images. 1 1, 2, 5 A, B, C
2. Performs creative movement ideas in animation. 3 1, 2, 5 A, B, C
3. Determines and applies the importance of motion design and visualization and storytelling techniques. 4 1, 2, 5 A, B, C
4. Applies typography, color theory, balance & weight, grids & layouts, space. 8 1, 2, 5 A, B, C
5. Designs and implements creative thinking ideas. 9, 10 1, 2, 5 A, B, C

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction  
2 Sampling of moving visual designs and elements. Introduction to Adobe After Effects, basic interface  
3 Solid, simple animations and masks  
4 More masking and feathering  
5 Text tool, simple text, anchor, text animation  
6 Keyframe, motion path, keyframe assistant, linear vs bezier  
7 Student Presentation  
8 Mid-term exam  
9 Adjustment layer, wiggler, FX filters  
10 Parenting, Introduction to 3D Camera  
11 3D Camera, Light  
12 Homework 1 Making a moving film I  
13 Homework 2 Make a moving film II  
14 Homework 3 Make a moving film III, the latest design  
15 Student Presentations  
16 Final Exam  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Motion graphic design, fine art animation: principles and practice / Jon S. Krasner. Boston: Elsevier/Focal Press, 2004

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents Drive Dropbox
Assignments Drive Dropbox

 

 

Assessment

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 6 84
Mid-terms 1 4 4
Final 1 4 4
Total Workload     148
Total Workload / 25 (s)     5,92
ECTS Credit of the Course     6

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE’S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Uses technical and academic knowledge accumulated in visual communication design field for authentic projects.         X
2 Designs 2 and 3 dimensional creative products considering the aesthetic rules.      X    
3 Employs efficiently the technical innovations required by the professional field.         X
4 Analyses problems related to the field starting from the concept and develops appropriate projects for the targeted audience.         X
5 Behaves according to the national and international professional ethical principles.       X  
6 Builds awareness to universal and social problems by developed projects and offers solutions to them.   X      
7 Gains sectoral experience by compulsory internship, relates academic knowledge with field experience. X        
8 Grasps the importance of interdisciplinary working by lifelong learning mind-set and collaborates with different teams.         X
9 Develops concepts and puts forth innovative and authentic works to enrich the cultural and artistic accumulation related to the field.         X
10 Transforms the creative ideas into moving and interactive visual expressions, executes multi-dimensional designs.         X

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 6 84
Mid-terms 1 4 4
Final 1 4 4
Total Workload     148
Total Workload / 25 (s)     5,92
ECTS Credit of the Course     6