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Certificate in Motion Design

Certificate in Motion Design


Learn the fundamentals of Motion Design from conceptualisation to design and creation.

This 12-week programme is delivered in the evening and supported with blended learning. Motion design is the art of applying graphic design principles to create relatively simple pieces of animation for the web, TV or film.  Motion design involves the fundamentals of both graphic design and animation

Why Study Motion Design at Griffith College?

In this module, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of Motion Design from conceptualisation to design and creation. Students will develop a library of thematically linked visual materials; process, adjust and composite the materials into layered documents suitable for animation; and animate the layered documents creating motion graphics sequences. During this course, students will:

  • Learn the principles of motion design.
  • Learn to make static images come alive in motion, animating graphics, illustrations and typography.
  • Gain an understanding of After Effects’ most important functions.

Course Highlights

  • Studio classes are delivered live, with hands-on projects, and supported by blended and online learning.
  • Taught and led by experienced designers.
  • Be part of a multi-award-winning faculty
  • The faculty has an excellent reputation for teaching and learning, with a student-centered approach
  • The design department has strong industry links and projects are industry-led.

Intake Dates

The next intake for this programme will be December 2021.

About the Certificate

Learners who complete this programme are awarded a Certificate in Motion Design from Griffith College. They also receive a transcript of results detailing their attainment in the component modules on the related QQI validated programmes. As a bespoke certificate, with modules drawn from separate programmes, the certificate does not lead to a separate award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Meet the Lecturers

Lecturer Ronan McMeel

Ronan McMeel is a lecturer in the Faculty of Design, specializing in Motion Design. Ronan received a Degree in Animation from Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. He also completed a Master's degree in digital effects in the National Centre for Computer Animation at Bournemouth University. He has worked in traditional animation, visual effects and motion design over the last 10 years, from feature film to short film, TV and web.