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Bachelor of Media Design - Motion Design

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Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

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The field of motion graphics is constantly transforming and there are now endless career possibilities available to designers in the field. Specialise in Motion Design and we'll teach you key technical skills such as 2D and 3D animation, visual effects, composition, image manipulation and text choreography. By the end of your degree, you’ll have evidence of your experience working to a variety of client briefs. Start building your new life today!

Course Outline

Year 1

Step right up as we introduce you to theory, professional practice and broad principles that allow you to respond effectively to briefs. You'll also be immersed in the studio to develop practical and ideation skills, while majors are introduced through theory and studio components.

Year 2

Build on the knowledge you gained in the first year with an emphasis on the production of innovative video and motion graphic campaigns for TV commercials, music videos and logo animation. Acquiring the essential skills in communication, pitching, and collaboration are a critical part of the year, as well as strategies and methods to go out on your own.

Year 3

The final year covers essential business methods, research methods and project management before an interdisciplinary group project challenges you to synthesise your knowledge and skills as part of a creative team. You will also embark on a half-year, practice-based investigation of motion graphics.

Careers & Industry

Motion Designers can go on to work in:

  • Television;
  • Advertising;
  • Production houses;
  • Corporate event companies;
  • or as a freelancer.

Design comes to life as you develop motion graphics for commercials, title sequences, music videos and television. The course includes 2D and 3D animation, visual effects, composition, image manipulation and text choreography. Graduates enter the industry with a portfolio that showcases their ability to answer client briefs, collaborate across multiple disciplines and experience working in production.

Entry criteria

NCEA Level 3, CIE or IB University Entrance or Level 4 or higher Qualification from related discipline (not required for students 20+)

If you are an international student, you'll need to prove you have sufficient English language skills in order to complete this course. We'll be looking for Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 (minimum) with no band less than 5.5, or equivalent qualification if English is not your first language.

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