Short Title:Motion Graphics
Full Title:Motion Graphics
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MULT H2007
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:Mary Caulfield
Module Description:This second year module is designed to introduce the student to motion design which applies graphic design principles to time based multimedia productions such as animation and visual effect. The module introduces the fundamental concepts and techniques for designing and creating content for online delivery. This module prepare students to adequately research and identify the target audience of the design brief and to understand the importance of good multimedia practice, as used in the industry, and utilise the concepts and practical skills acquired in all of their multimedia projects.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Understand and apply the principles and practices of motion design
LO2 Conduct necessary research and development at the pro-production stage of the project
LO3 Communicate ideas using storyboards and oral presentation skills
LO4 Incorporate media elements into a multimedia environment using appropriate software
LO5 Produce from start to finish a digital animation
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Project Planning & Development
Analysis of the brief, designing appropriate solutions and produce storyboards to dialogue the narrative. Developing functionality specification, and creating a time based project that fulfill the requirements of a given brief
Media Production for Multimedia
A detailed introduction to the tools and capabilities of Adobe CC Animate and After Effects. The production of screen based projects using animation software that actualises the narrative outlined in the storyboards. Focus on visual design and information architecture, applied to projects
Course Work
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Continuous assessment by assignment and lab work is undertaken throughout the year 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 Ongoing
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.
Reassessment Description
In line with Programme / Course Board guidelines and Registrar protocols, the student must re-attend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Students will attend lectures and be active participants in practical workshops, lecturer-supervised learning, tutorials, seminars and critiques. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Students will undertake independent research and related practical work outside od scheduled class times. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Wyatt. Andy 2010, The Complete Digital Animation Course: Principles, Practice, and Techniques: A Practical Guide for Aspiring Animators, Barron's Educational Series
  • Blaze. Liz 2015, Animated Storytelling: Simple Steps For Creating Animation and Motion Graphics, Peachpit Press
  • Torta. Stephanie 2017, Storyboarding: Turning Script to Motion, Second Edition Ed., Mercury Learning & Information
  • Williams. Richard 2012, The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators, Farrar, Straus and Girou
  • Chun. Russell 2017, Adobe Animate CC Classroom in a Book, Adobe Press
  • Fridsma. Lisa, And Gyncild. Brie 2017, Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book, Adobe Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources