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4 Sessions
Ringling College of Art and Design
Design, Film
Skill Level
Adobe Photoshop, Animation, Gifs, Video, Adobe After Effects
Course Description

A series of 4 exercises exploring various principles of design, time-based media, and animation while learning industry standard 2D animation software Adobe After Effects. These exercises will focus on the design, editing, timing, and animation skills needed to complete our larger class project "Title Transformation". Individual exercises will be graded separately. There will not be a final critique of the work, but there will be brief daily feedback from the instructor, and students are encouraged to seek feedback and critique from each other. Although there's a lot of software to learn during this exploration, we must never lose sight of the fact that we are designers and communicators first, and software operators second.


This course is in scheduled mode and starts Jan 9, 2018. Learn more about scheduled courses here.

Session 1: Time & Technology - Rhythmic Grid
Introduction to sound syncing with sequence and pacing. Design principles; rhythm, proximity, alignment and grids.
Session 2: Time & Technology - Texture and Word
Introduction to Duration and Pause. Reinforce syncing with sound. Design Principles; Introduction to Typography, Tone, Scale, Texture, Figure/Ground.
Session 3: Time & Technology - Shape and Letter
Exploring typography and shape animation with Scale, Figure/Ground, and Reversals.
Session 4: Time & Technology - Message in Motion
How to create a sequence using emphasis. Design Principles; Typography and Image, Scale, Tone, Color.
Enroll for College Credit

Credit Eligible

Kadenze has partnered with Ringling College of Art and Design to offer this program for 3.0 college credits.*

How much does it cost?

This course costs $900 USD to take for college credit.

*Upon completion, this rigorous college-level program will provide credits that are recognized and transferable from the partnering institution. Credit as workload and transferability is defined by the granting institution. Participation in these courses does not represent an acceptance decision or admission from the institution that offers them.

Learning Outcomes

Below you will find an overview of the Learning Outcomes you will achieve as you complete this course.

Whenever you complete a course as a premium member, you can earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment .

This course is also part of the Program: Introduction to Motion Design. Earn a verified Specialist Certificate for successfully completing a Program.

These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

Credit Elligible Program
This course is one of 3 courses in the Introduction to Motion Design Program and is offered for credits from Ringling College of Art and Design.

Earn a verified Specialist Certificate after successfully completing a Program. And whenever you complete a course as a Premium member, you earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment . These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

Instructors & Guests
What You Need to Take This Course
  • Materials: Sketchbook and basic drawing tools
  • Equipment: Scanner, DSLR Camera capable of recording 1080p HD video, tripod
  • Software: Adobe Creative Cloud; After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop
Additional Information

Please note: Taking part in a Kadenze course as a Premium Member, does not affirm that the student has been enrolled or accepted for enrollment by Ringling College of Art and Design.

In order to receive college credit for these program courses, you must successfully complete and pass all 3 courses in this program. If a student signs up for the Introduction to Motion Design program, it is recommended that these courses are taken sequentially.

*Partial credit will not be awarded for completion of only one course.

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