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Motion Graphics & Film


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Course overview

Motion graphics are short pieces of time-based visual media; a creative combination of film and graphic design.

They can feature 2D and 3D animation, video, film, typography, illustration, photography and music.

They are used in film title sequences, TV commercials and TV broadcast graphics, as well as across a vast range of Internet based environments.

This module takes the student into the developing world of commercial animation, opening up real opportunities in this fast growing market place. Subjects covered are state of the art and will equip students with valuable skills to make a real impact.

At the heart of the course lies educating students in the principles and best practices of film grammar, the cornerstone of all audio visual communications from viral hits on YouTube to Hollywood blockbusters. Brighton and Hove occupies a key role in the early development of photography and cinema in the UK. The city was the home of William Friese Greene, an early pioneer of motion photography, and boasted many studios during the early days of cinema. Hove College is proud to be able to draw on this unique tradition as it looks to prepare and inspire the next generation of film-makers for the digital age.

With the goal of building both business acumen and creative ability, successful students truly will be able to talk the talk and walk the walk.

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Course duration

18 study weeks

Entry requirements

A good secondary education to GCSE or O Level standard, English Level B1.

Start dates

  • 18th February 2019
  • 23rd September 2019

Syllabus overview

  • Introduction to key concepts of motion graphics
  • Storyboarding ideas
  • Principles of Photography
  • Principles of Film Grammar
  • Shooting Interviews
  • Filming Adverts
  • Digital Graphics
  • Film Production
  • Video and Audio Editing
  • Pre-production, Production / Post-production skills
  • Principle and Evolution of Animation
  • Animation and Visual Storytelling
  • 2D/3D Animation Techniques
  • Tutorial Programme
  • Free Careers Course
  • and more


Hove College Motion Graphics & Film Certificate
and OCN Level 4 Certificates