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2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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VCMT 2400 - Motion Graphics

Academic Division:

Business, Industry and Technology

Academic Discipline:

Visual Communication Media and Technology

Assistant Dean: Vincent Palombo PhD
3 Credit(s)
This course is intended to build upon the skills received in previous VCMT imaging and video courses. The focus is on temporal and dynamic graphic communication incorporating video, stills, illustration, music and animation within a motion graphics software application. By the end of this course the student will be able to create a dynamic logo, program opening as well as an animated lower third and an info graphic for a video program. UG
4 Lab Hour(s)
1 Lecture Hour(s);
Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent Course(s): Take VCMT 1190  and VCMT 1550  

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Discuss the brief history and aesthetics of motion graphics its industry, artists, and studios

Weekly discussions (weeks 2-14), Oral report (weeks 4-8)

2. Identify and demonstrate the basic principles and techniques of creating motion graphics

Exercises 1-7, Projects 1 & 2 (weeks 12 &16)

3. Identify the terminology of motion graphic design and production.

All Quizzes (weeks 2-8), Project write-up (weeks 12 &16), Weekly discussions (weeks 2-14)

4. Demonstrate competency with a software application to create a composite motion graphic that communicates a message and mood.

Projects 1 & 2 (weeks 12 &16)

5. Analyze, assess and resolve visual composition problems in order to create a well-designed motion graphic effect.

Projects 1 & 2 (weeks 12 &16)

6. Identify & apply the workflow of creating motion graphics.

Quiz #1 (week 2), Projects 1 & 2 (weeks 12 &16)

7. Assemble & synthesize a motion graphic using live motion video compositions with 2D & 3D animation, stills, illustration, audio and computer generated effects.

Projects 1 & 2 (weeks 12 &16)

8. Demonstrate the ability to create a dynamic logo, program opening, info-graphic, and lower third for a video program.

Projects 1 & 2 (weeks 12 &16)


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link



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