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Postgraduate Degree in Motion Design

Give to your graphic design projects of audiovisual languages in motion with the most advanced techniques in Motion Graphics Design.

  • Edition: 16th
  • Teaching period: From October 2020, 7th to June 2021. Final postgraduate's project presentation: June 2021
  • Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays from 19:00 to 22:00.
  • Modality: On-site
  • Language: Spanish
  • Price: 4.200 €
  • Qualification: Postgraduate Degree in Motion design awarded by the UVic-UCC
  • Credits: 30 ECTS

Presentation

Animated graphics are an everyday tool for any self-respecting content provider. They navigate the waters of art and technique, setting a course for seduction and emotion while representing a powerful way to communicate, inform and entertain.

And why are they so attractive? Because of their effectiveness and capacity for meaning. The flow of moving images combined with fitting sound design creates a unique connection, a near-hypnotic atmosphere.

In addition to skilfully wielding the relevant tools, designers must have knowledge of media and a command of language and audiovisual resources in order to successfully connect with the discerning users of today, who are hungry for new proposals and content.

Through a predominantly practical approach (exercises and projects are developed with guidance from specialist tutors), this postgraduate course employs project methodologies such as design thinking, agile development, resources, and professional management and production processes.   

The programme is broken down into six modules which are developed through workshops, technological classes and audiovisual culture capsules before culminating in a final project that will be presented before a panel of specialist professionals. The workshops are spaces in which practical exercises are carried out in relation to a range of specific topics, such as metaphor, narrative and audio; their purpose is to provide one by one all the skills needed to attain a pleasing final result.

This postgraduate course is aimed at graduates of Design, Audiovisual Communication, Film, Advertising and/or Fine Arts, as well as professionals who do not have specific qualifications but can demonstrate their experience in any of the aforementioned fields.

Syllabus

Module 1 – Technologies

Module 2 – Audiovisual culture

Module 3 – Metaphor workshop

Module 4 – Narrative workshop

Module 5 – Audio workshop

Module 6 – Postgraduate Course Final Project

Programme

Module 1 – Technologies

In the first module of the course, knowledge and handling of composition and editing tools (After Effects and Final Cut) are developed and expanded to provide training in the use and command of said tools as a fundamental support for the construction of the audiovisual narrative.

  • Operational fundamentals. 
  • Capturing, editing and exporting formats.
  • Compositing and animating texts, images and effects.
  • Integrating image and sound.
  • Designing and resolving the production process.
  • Strengthening the use of the tools and advanced resources.

 

Module 2 – Audiovisual culture

This module analyses the main references of audiovisual culture – from the general precedents in the history of contemporary art to specific references in the field of design and disciplines like film, TV and new media – by analysing the different styles and trends to anticipate their application in the execution of projects.

  • From paper to the screen. From the Avant-garde to Bass.
  • Credits: film, television and new formats.
  • Fundamental principles of on-screen typography.
  • Basic principles of audiovisual language.

 

Module 3 – Metaphor workshop

The main objective of this workshop is understanding and analysing various metaphorical devices, developing the use and mastery of these as a resource for narrative and representation in animated graphic exercises.

  • The metaphor in the history of art and communication.
  • Art and Narrative resources. Metaphors and Visual tricks.
  • Creation and development of an animated graphic proposal placing emphasis on the use and command of metaphor.
  • Project methodology and production process.

 

Module 4 – Narrative workshop

The purpose of this block is to analyse different narrative styles, training in the use and mastery of their structures and their application in animated graphic exercises.

  • Fundamental principles of audiovisual narrative.
  • Narrative resources and structures.
  • Pace and editing..
  • Creation and development of an animated graphic proposal placing emphasis on the use and command of narrative structure.
  • Project methodology and production process.

 

Module 5 – Audio workshop

This workshop will expand students’ knowledge of sound, developing the use and command of its components – music, voice-overs and effects – as a critical part of the construction of the audiovisual narrative.

  • Sound in narrative: relationship between significant and significance.
  • The audio range: music, voice-overs and effects.
  • Technical resources: microphones, mixing desk and the effects room.
  • Creation and development of an animated graphic proposal placing emphasis on the use and command of sound.
  • Project methodology and production process.

 

Module 6 – Postgraduate Final Project

As the Postgraduate Final Project, and based on the requirements of a “guest client” (a company or collaborating entity), work will be completed that, like a real commission, forces students to tackle a professional creation and production process. This will be executed according to the iterative design model, with a view to achieving real conclusions and results that fulfil the established objectives.

Development phases
  • Research.
  • Definition.
  • Ideation.
  • Formalisation.
  • Communication.

Career opportunities

  • Audiovisual production for film, television and new formats. 
  • Creative studios and advertising agencies. 
  • Companies and institutions with in-house audiovisual production departments. 

Payment methods

Total cost of the course: 4.200 €

Payment methods

BAU, Design College of Barcelona offers different terms of payment:

  • Single payment: attracts a 3% discount
  • Part payment, in three installments:
    • 1st payment consisting of 40 % of the fees on enrollment
    • 2nd payment consisting of 30% of the fees before November 5th
    • 3rd payment consisting of 30 % of the fees before January 5th

Former students of BAU benefit from 10% discount on any of the courses. A former student of BAU is a student who, not being registered in the current academic year, has exceeded 50% of the credits for a Degree, Higher Degree in Design or the BAU Nit (BAU Evening); or 100% of the credits for any of the Master’s or Postgraduate degrees.

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