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ANIMATION & MOTION GRAPHICS

Distinguish yourself in a rapidly growing field. Moore has quickly become the area’s prime destination for career preparation in animation and multimedia. You’ll soon be creating the kinds of visuals you see in commercials, sports broadcasts, game UIs and music videos. Please note: courses should be taken in the approximate order they are listed below.

Credit: DM101 | Noncredit: DMA101

Photoshop and Illustrator and After Effects, oh my! Adobe Creative Suite provides boundless opportunities for imaginative professionals with tech-savvy. In this course, develop proficiency in the basic design tools and protocols of Adobe Creative Suite’s major programs and unlock your inner creativity for personal projects, professional growth, and beyond This course will place combined emphasis on acquiring hardware and software skills with an understanding of design fundamentals in contemporary digital design. Class projects include creating, importing and editing images, as well as text and graphics in a variety of formats to develop a better understanding of computer-aided design, digital workflow and visual communication. If you are interested in graphic design and looking to gain the technical skills to bring your ideas to life, this is the class for you!

Prerequisites: Basic computer and internet navigation skills. 

Please note: this course is intended for students with basic or intermediate experience in the area of Digital Design. This course should be taken as the first or second course in the Digital Design Certificate sequence.

Credit: DM104 | Noncredit: DMA104

Photoshop is the essential tool for digital image manipulation in graphic design, web design, and photography. Participants develop digital imaging software skills, as well as applied theoretical and technical skills in solving visual design problems. Projects cover Photoshop’s vast array of tools, filters, and procedures including resolution issues, retouching, color work flow, camera raw, image adjustments, compositing, and masking. A folio of digitally generated and manipulated images is completed. Prerequisite: Digital Design, which may be taken concurrently, or equivalent knowledge.

Credit: DM103 | Noncredit: DMA103

Adobe Illustrator is used to create the high-resolution illustrations essential for contemporary print, web, video, animation, and multimedia design. Participants learn techniques for developing professional images and working efficiently with various modes, panels, and settings. Projects utilize the full range of selection, organization, drawing and editing tools used to create quality vector artwork. Color and typographic libraries are explored along with basic design disciplines for both. Prerequisite: Digital Design, which may be taken concurrently, or equivalent knowledge.

Credit: DM212 | Noncredit: DMA212

Adobe After Effects is used to design motion graphics for broadcast, film, video, and web. Learn the essentials for realizing multimedia projects, importing digitized video and creating dynamic visual effects and animations. Projects cover the use of basic tools, composition and design, storyboarding, project planning, music and sound synchronization, applying effects, and animating text. Prerequisite: Digital Imaging with Photoshop or equivalent knowledge.

Credit: DM213 | Noncredit: DMA213

Lights, camera, edit! Adobe Premiere Pro is an industry-standard professional video editing software used by professionals to creating quick and versatile video content. It is used by creators across the world for all kinds of video production from marketing campaigns to music videos, to feature films, and more.

You don’t have to be in Hollywood to learn the ins and outs of professional video editing. Throughout this course, you will become familiar with the Adobe Premiere Pro basic skills and create exciting projects. You will focus on building strong foundational skills in video editing, audio editing, and motion graphics. This course will help you build your portfolio and expand your skills for the silver screen.

Prerequisites: Digital Design: Intro to Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent knowledge. Intermediate computer and internet navigation skills are a must for this course.

Credit: DM109 | Noncredit: DMA109

Web Design I introduces best practices in web and user interface design as well as HTML (HyperText Mark-Up Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and related coding languages that provide the foundation for building web sites. Instruction includes the following topics: user experience design, design criticism, grid systems, typography for the web, and technical troubleshooting. At the end of the course, students will have generated a site that is based on current professional practices in web design. Prerequisite: Digital Imaging with Photoshop or equivalent knowledge.

Credit: DM214 | Noncredit: DMA214

For all the Animation & Game Arts enthusiasts out there, 3D animation is your next step towards building a comprehensive skill set and impressive portfolio. In this course, students will create 3D software art assets that expand visual effects skills for animation and motion graphics. Students will explore different aspects of 3D modeling and animation to create interior environments, exterior environments, vehicles, and characters. Class projects will focus on techniques in simple modeling, texturing, lighting, animating, and rendering, as well as the integration of 3D objects into live-action footage within compositing software. If you are ready for a hands-on, engaging, and comprehensive in Animation & Game Arts, this is the course for you! 

Prerequisites: Digital Design: Intro to Adobe Creative Suite, Video Editing in Premiere Pro, or equivalent knowledge. Intermediate to advanced computer and internet navigation skills are a must for this course.

Credit: DM304 | Noncredit: DMA304

The course provides the opportunity to develop work that demonstrates your cumulative skill-set and interests. Through consolidating work in a manner that best expresses your abilities, you will learn to showcase your style and expertise. Special attention is given to packaging, marketing and delivering your portfolio. Prerequisites: 6 courses in Animation + Motion Graphics Design or equivalent experience.

Digital Media for Print & Web

Stand out with the creative skills many employers now demand in print and web design. Develop expertise in integrating creative design with visual communication, thanks to project-based courses and hands-on experience with professional software. Please note: courses should be taken in the approximate order they are listed below.

Credit: DM101 | Noncredit: DMA101

Photoshop and Illustrator and After Effects, oh my! Adobe Creative Suite provides boundless opportunities for imaginative professionals with tech-savvy. In this course, develop proficiency in the basic design tools and protocols of Adobe Creative Suite’s major programs and unlock your inner creativity for personal projects, professional growth, and beyond This course will place combined emphasis on acquiring hardware and software skills with an understanding of design fundamentals in contemporary digital design. Class projects include creating, importing and editing images, as well as text and graphics in a variety of formats to develop a better understanding of computer-aided design, digital workflow and visual communication. If you are interested in graphic design and looking to gain the technical skills to bring your ideas to life, this is the class for you!

Prerequisites: Basic computer and internet navigation skills. 

Please note: this course is intended for students with basic or intermediate experience in the area of Digital Design. This course should be taken as the first or second course in the Digital Design Certificate sequence.

Credit: DM104 | Noncredit: DMA104

Photoshop is the essential tool for digital image manipulation in graphic design, web design, and photography. Participants develop digital imaging software skills, as well as applied theoretical and technical skills in solving visual design problems. Projects cover Photoshop’s vast array of tools, filters, and procedures including resolution issues, retouching, color workflow, camera raw, image adjustments, compositing, and masking. A folio of digitally generated and manipulated images is completed. 

Prerequisite: Digital Design: Intro to Adobe Creative Suite, which may be taken concurrently, or equivalent knowledge.

Credit: DM100 | Noncredit: DMA100

Are you interested in graphic design but unsure of where to begin? Do you have experience in digital art but want to learn more? InDesign 101 is the ideal place for aspiring designers to hone their skills and build out their digital art portfolio.

InDesign is a sophisticated publishing software tool that combines typographic and page layout controls with many creative options. This course will guide you through the basic skills of InDesign while encouraging you to push your creativity and technical skills. You will learn more about design concepts, final packaging, and PDF creation, and you will develop skills in both print and web design. Topics covered in this course include importing text, manipulating graphics, controlling colors, setting master pages, and working with layers.

If you are ready to advance from single-page designs to complex projects, this is the course for you!

Prerequisites: Digital Design: Intro to Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent knowledge. Basic computer and internet navigation skills are a must for this course.

Credit: DM103 | Noncredit: DMA103

Adobe Illustrator is used to create the high-resolution illustrations essential for contemporary print, web, video, animation, and multimedia design. Participants learn techniques for developing professional images and working efficiently with various modes, panels, and settings. Projects utilize the full range of selection, organization, drawing and editing tools used to create quality vector artwork. Color and typographic libraries are explored along with basic design disciplines for both. Prerequisite: Digital Design, which may be taken concurrently, or equivalent knowledge.

Credit: DM213 | Noncredit: DMA213

Lights, camera, edit! Adobe Premiere Pro is an industry-standard professional video editing software used by professionals to creating quick and versatile video content. It is used by creators across the world for all kinds of video production from marketing campaigns to music videos, to feature films, and more.

You don’t have to be in Hollywood to learn the ins and outs of professional video editing. Throughout this course, you will become familiar with the Adobe Premiere Pro basic skills and create exciting projects. You will focus on building strong foundational skills in video editing, audio editing, and motion graphics. This course will help you build your portfolio and expand your skills for the silver screen.

Prerequisites: Digital Design: Intro to Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent knowledge. Intermediate computer and internet navigation skills are a must for this course.

Credit: DM105 | Noncredit: DMA105

Learn processes, color management, and quality control procedures for graphic communications production. Acquire skills in all phases of prepress and preparation of full-color, print-ready digital files for service bureaus and printers. Best practices leading to professional output are emphasized. Pantone Matching System and four-color process CMYK applications are covered, as well as offset lithography, digital printing and specialty printing techniques. A field trip providing first-hand experience is included. 

Prerequisites: Digital Design: Intro to Adobe Creative Suite or InDesign 101 and Digital Imaging with Photoshop or equivalent knowledge.

Credit: DM109 | Noncredit: DMA109

Web Design I introduces best practices in web and user interface design as well as HTML (HyperText Mark-Up Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and related coding languages that provide the foundation for building websites. Instruction includes the following topics: user experience design, design criticism, grid systems, typography for the web, and technical troubleshooting. At the end of the course, students will have generated a site that is based on current professional practices in web design. 

Prerequisite: Digital Imaging with Photoshop or equivalent knowledge.

Credit: DM209 | Noncredit: DMA209

Building upon a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Photoshop, students in this course will learn user experience fundamentals and advanced coding methods for developing websites based upon professional standards. Class projects will incorporate the fundamentals of interaction design principles and production values for creating high-quality web pages. Topics include working between software applications, advanced CSS and HTML, file management, and advanced grid systems. At course end, students have generated a site that is visually dynamic, user-friendly, and technically complex. 

Prerequisites: Digital Design: Intro to Adobe Creative Suite and Web Design I or equivalent knowledge. Intermediate computer and internet navigation skills are a must for this course.

Web & Interactive Design

Stay current in the ever-evolving field of web design. Cover all phases of cutting-edge website design, development and management with project-based courses, and be prepared for any opportunity that comes your way. Please note: courses should be taken in the approximate order they are listed below.

Credit: DM101 | Noncredit: DMA101

Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects, oh my! Adobe Creative Suite provides boundless opportunities for imaginative professionals with tech-savvy. In this course, develop proficiency in the basic design tools and protocols of Adobe Creative Suite’s major programs and unlock your inner creativity for personal projects, professional growth, and beyond This course will place combined emphasis on acquiring hardware and software skills with an understanding of design fundamentals in contemporary digital design. Class projects include creating, importing and editing images, as well as text and graphics in a variety of formats to develop a better understanding of computer-aided design, digital workflow and visual communication. If you are interested in graphic design and looking to gain the technical skills to bring your ideas to life, this is the class for you!

Prerequisites: Basic computer and internet navigation skills. 

Please note: this course is intended for students with basic or intermediate experience in the area of Digital Design. This course should be taken as the first or second course in the Digital Design Certificate sequence.

Credit: DM104 | Noncredit: DMA104

Photoshop is the essential tool for digital image manipulation in graphic design, web design, and photography. Participants develop digital imaging software skills, as well as applied theoretical and technical skills in solving visual design problems. Projects cover Photoshop’s vast array of tools, filters, and procedures including resolution issues, retouching, color work flow, camera raw, image adjustments, compositing, and masking. A folio of digitally generated and manipulated images is completed. Prerequisite: Digital Design, which may be taken concurrently, or equivalent knowledge.

Credit: DM103 | Noncredit: DMA103

Adobe Illustrator is used to create the high-resolution illustrations essential for contemporary print, web, video, animation, and multimedia design. Participants learn techniques for developing professional images and working efficiently with various modes, panels, and settings. Projects utilize the full range of selection, organization, drawing and editing tools used to create quality vector artwork. Color and typographic libraries are explored along with basic design disciplines for both. Prerequisite: Digital Design, which may be taken concurrently, or equivalent knowledge.

Credit: DM213 | Noncredit: DMA213

Lights, camera, edit! Adobe Premiere Pro is an industry-standard professional video editing software used by professionals to creating quick and versatile video content. It is used by creators across the world for all kinds of video production from marketing campaigns to music videos, to feature films, and more.

You don’t have to be in Hollywood to learn the ins and outs of professional video editing. Throughout this course, you will become familiar with the Adobe Premiere Pro basic skills and create exciting projects. You will focus on building strong foundational skills in video editing, audio editing, and motion graphics. This course will help you build your portfolio and expand your skills for the silver screen.

Prerequisites: Digital Design: Intro to Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent knowledge. Intermediate computer and internet navigation skills are a must for this course.

Credit: DM109 | Noncredit: DMA109

Web Design I introduces best practices in web and user interface design as well as HTML (HyperText Mark-Up Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and related coding languages that provide the foundation for building web sites. Instruction includes the following topics: user experience design, design criticism, grid systems, typography for the web, and technical trouble-shooting. At the end of the course, students will have generated a site that is based on current professional practices in web design. Prerequisite: Digital Imaging with Photoshop or equivalent knowledge.

Credit: DM209 | Noncredit: DMA209

Building upon a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Photoshop, students in this course will learn user experience fundamentals and advanced coding methods for developing websites based upon professional standards. Class projects will incorporate the fundamentals of interaction design principles and production values for creating high-quality web pages. Topics include working between software applications, advanced CSS and HTML, file management, and advanced grid systems. At course end, students have generated a site that is visually dynamic, user-friendly, and technically complex. 

Prerequisites: Digital Design: Intro to Adobe Creative Suite and Web Design I or equivalent knowledge. Intermediate computer and internet navigation skills are a must for this course.

Credit: DM301 | Noncredit: DMA301

Mixing interactivity with creativity, participants learn to design for mobile devices. Topics include understanding how users approach mobile websites, designing for small screens, developing page layouts and navigation systems, and selecting appropriate content, as well as generating handheld style sheets and methods to test mobile websites. Projects incorporate effective web design principles, best practices for writing code, and creating graphics for mobile platforms. Responsive web design is addressed in setting up interfaces for various devices including desktop presentation, mobile and tablet. Prerequisites: Digital Imaging with Photoshop, Web Design I and Web Design II or equivalent knowledge.

Credit: DM310 | Noncredit: DMA310

User interface design is a multi-faceted and challenging role responsible for the transference of a product’s development, content and layout into an attractive and responsive experience for users.  Focusing on the areas of design, implementation and evaluation, this course explores the principles and practices of user interface development.  Projects cover how to design good interfaces, techniques for building interfaces including sophisticated interactive prototypes, and techniques for evaluating and measuring interface usability.  You will learn industry-standard theory and methods for developing successful interfaces based on using CSS frameworks, JS code libraries and emerging technologies such as Sketch and Invision. Prerequisites: Web Design II: UX & Advanced Codes or equivalent knowledge.

ACE Discounts & Credits

We offer discounts and credits for eligible ACE students. You may not register online if using a discount or paying by any means other than credit card. For additional information or any questions, please see Policies & Support for more info or contact the Continuing Education Office at ce@moore.edu | 215.965.4030.

10% Discount

ACE students 62 years of age or older are entitled to a 10% discount with age verification. Discounted registrations cannot be made online.

20% Discount

Moore’s BFA graduates are entitled to a 20% discount. Discounted registrations cannot be made online.

Act 48 Credit

All courses offer Pennsylvania-certified art educators the option to earn Act 48 credit in addition to credit.

Ready to Register?

The easiest way to register is online! Head over to our Upcoming Courses page for registration and payment instructions. Questions? You can reach our team at ce@moore.edu or by calling 215.965.4030.
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