Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Media, Design en IT
Expert Class 2D Motion Graphics 38191/3076/2324/1/15
Study guide

Expert Class 2D Motion Graphics

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • International programmes Media, Design and IT
    Programme option:
    • GDM International - Motion Design
    Choice package:
    • Subjects of your choice - Motion Design
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 8 credits
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: This course unit is eligible for deliberation according to the criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.
Total study time: 208,00 hours

Short description

In this expert class, we take a step further into the world of 2D production during the lectures and exercises where we delve further both technically and creatively into advanced use of several tools and animation disciplines.

To follow this course smoothly, a good prior knowledge of After Effects software is required.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

You consult various sources on a design and technical level about different 2D styles and techniques.
You apply certain techniques in order to obtain a specific animation style.
You convey a message in a playful and attractive way in moving images.
You think up a story structure for a clear animation.
You apply lip-sync to character animation.
You create audio recordings for animations and edit them.

Course content

The following topics will be covered:

  • Production-technical analysis of common 2D animation styles
  • Production of different 2D animation styles
  • Adequate application of 2D for communicative or commercial purposes
  • Lip-sync in character animation
  • Creating and editing your own audio recordings for animations

Study material (text): Mandatory

The course material will be made available digitally via Digitap.

For this class, keep in mind additional costs for:

  • access to LinkedIn Learning (+/- 15 euro, to be renewed every academic year)
  • Adobe Creative software (+/- 75 euro, to be renewed every academic year)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Practicum36,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours172,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeSkills assessment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodSkills assessment during the examination series100,00

Evaluation (text)

Submissions for evaluation shall always consist of the candidate's own work and shall be submitted within the deadlines provided. If ideas, images or texts, ideas, designs or parts of designs of others are used, the author, designer and/or location of the work must be clearly mentioned to avoid plagiarism - and thus exam fraud.

Note: The effective examination format will be communicated via Digitap. The effective exam time is communicated via Webuntis.