Department of Art

Graphic Design - Animation and Motion Graphics


Graphic Design animation and motion focuses on motion graphics, as it relates to special effects and animation.

Students will be challenged to apply their current design knowledge to motion graphics. Additional emphasis will be placed on exploring motion graphics as it relates to contemporary media.



Degree Plan

There are two degree paths in the Animation and Motion Graphics program:

  • Bachelor of Arts - Graphic Design Option
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design Option

The following Program Study Plans will help you determine which classes are needed to complete a degree in a timely fashion:

Laptop Requirements

As of fall 2011, all students entering the Graphic Design program are required to purchase a laptop and the Adobe Creative Suite for use in their Graphic Design courses.

Laptop and Software Requirement pdf


  • The Digital Art Studio is equipped with twenty iMac and MacPro computers using a dual boot system. Each is equipped with professional, industry-standard software for graphic designers, the full Adobe Creative Suite CS5 Master Collection. The master collection includes Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Premiere Pro and After Effects.
  • The studio is also equipped with Hewlett Packard printers, scanners, digital cameras, digitalizing tablets and a digital projector. The digital art studio is 21’ x 45’ and located in Garwood Hall. All of the art facilities are a wireless environment.