INM302 - Animation and VFX II - Gaming and Motion Graphics

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Subject Title
Animation and VFX II - Gaming and Motion Graphics

Subject Description
This course will introduce the students into the world of video game design, as well as the creation of motion graphics, using industry standard tools. The goal of this course is to teach students to conceptualize, plan and create a functional game. Students will learn to develop custom assets as well as an animated trailer using motion graphic techniques taught in the class.

Credit Status
Interactive Media Design Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Learn to use various design tools (2D and 3D such as Photoshop, Illustrator and others) to create graphics elements for the game
  2. Learn how to analyze and evaluate current trends in video game design
  3. Explore various styles of video game design techniques (pixelated, stylized, stop-motion, etc.)
  4. Learn how to develop using a current industry game engine
  5. Develop prototyping skills to prototype the game
  6. Develop understanding of how to apply basic game logic paradigms
  7. Learn motion graphics using After Effects
  8. Develop the ability to incorporate game assets into a customized animated sequence to promote game
  9. Utilize motion graphics techniques to animate the game trailer

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.