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From the games you play, to the shows you watch, to the news you consume, you are surrounded by motion design. Villa Maria’s Motion Design program prepares graduates to create the moving designs that you see every day.  This versatile and diverse program produces students who are highly employable in an expanding industry. Students studying motion design at Villa Maria become artists who enhance messaging with their ability to think creatively and strategically.

An Amalgam of Artistry 

The essential elements of animation, digital filmmaking, and graphic design combine to create the basis of motion design. Students are exposed to the most relevant pieces from each curriculum while taking a deep dive into the influential and expanding role motion design plays in modern day communication. Upon completion of the program, graduates will bring a deep knowledge and polished talent to any employer.

Preparation for Your Profession

As students work their way through Villa Maria’s Motion Design program, they will complete multiple projects that represent some of the primary uses of motion design. Students collaborate as they manage every stage of their projects, from brainstorming and creative concepting through completion and delivery of final assets. The feedback students receive from faculty and other industry professionals aids them as they become creative problem solvers who can overcome obstacles by using hardware and software.

A Superior Skill Set 

Students enrolled in the Motion Design program can expect a hands-on, practical, and focused learning experience that is specifically tailored to prepare students to work in an expanding field. Students will master the fundamental concepts of animation, film, and design as they become proficient in industry-standard software like Adobe After Effects and the Adobe Creative Suite. Moreover, they become experienced in client communications, developing effective workflows, project management, and more.

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See for yourself.

Motion designers belong at Villa! Alongside our award-winning faculty, students become the artists they have always admired. Students who want to turn passion into profession prosper within the walls of Villa Maria’s Main Building and within the greater Western New York Community. Here, you’ll learn to add your unique creative flair to everything that comes across your desk. It’s your first stop on a never-ending – but always exciting – journey to be the best designer you can be.

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The Career Potential

Graduates of Villa Maria College’s Motion Design program will have earned a degree that is in high demand and exceptionally versatile. As the demand for realistic graphics continues to increase, so too will the need for practiced, creative, and competent designers with a skillset that allows them to create dynamic content for video games, television, movies, mobile, special effects, and more. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of motion designers will continue to grow until at least 2029.

Career Paths

  • 2D or 3D Animator
  • Art Director, Creative Director, or Design Director
  • Art Educator
  • Audio Visual Specialist
  • Commercial Producer
  • Communications Strategist
  • Film Titles Animator or Film Titles Designer
  • Graphic Coordinator
  • Graphic Designer, or Graphics Editor
  • Interactive Art Director or Interactive Media Designer
  • Production Specialist
  • Special Effects Designer or Title Sequence Designer
  • UX Motion Designer
  • Video Compressionist
  • Videographer
  • Web Graphics Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Web Design

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There’s a lot of pressure to know what’s next. We’re here to say, it’s OK if you’re still figuring it out. In fact, it’s great. Villa is a place where that kind of continual discovery is prized. Because going to college isn’t about having it all figured out. It’s about inventing who you’re going to become. You’ll see.

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