Designers go out into the world and create; motion designers bring designs to life. Motion designers are essential to the film, television, gaming, and music industries, and as technology evolves and businesses become more design-focused, motion design skills are being applied beyond the traditional creative settings – in fields like manufacturing, advertising, software development, scientific/technical research, etc. These high-demand, widely-applicable skills also lead to high-paying careers; in fact, the median annual pay for Multimedia Artists and Animators was estimated at over $70,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

If you’re an aspiring motion designer who also wants the freedom to work and study on your own schedule, Loyola University New Orleans offers a 100% online Bachelor of Design in Motion Design that provides both comprehensive design training and specialized expertise in motion graphics. As a Loyola motion design student, you’ll learn how to create advanced animations that explore time, space, and motion. You’ll graduate with real-world internship experience, technical proficiency in motion applications, conceptual problem-solving skills, an understanding of advanced typography in motion, the skills you need to create visual transitions and narratives, and an impressive portfolio that will set you up for success in the motion design profession. Learn how to turn your ideas into walking, talking realities with Loyola’s online bachelor’s in motion design.

Program Requirements

Loyola’s online Bachelor of Design in Motion Design program consists of 120 credit hours taken in the following areas:

  • 72 Major credit hours (including 3 internship credit hours)
  • 39 Loyola Core credit hours
  • 9 Elective credit hours

Courses include:

  • Storyboards and Style Frames/Concepting for Motion Design
  • Motion Design Narrative 1: After Effects Fundamentals/Graphic Storytelling
  • Three-Dimensional Thinking – Spatial Animation

For a full list of courses and course descriptions, visit the curriculum page. You can also download the degree program course listing (DPCL) to view program requirements in a helpful worksheet format.

Computer Requirements

In addition to the computer requirements listed below, students will need to purchase Adobe software.

macOS

Minimum requirements

  • Processor: Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Operating system: macOS versions 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mojave)
  • RAM: 32 GB recommended
  • Hard disk space: 6GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices) Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)
  • Monitor resolution: 1440×900 or greater display resolution
  • Internet: Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

Windows

Minimum requirements

  • Processor: Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 (64 bit) versions 1703 (Creators Update) and later
  • RAM: 32 GB recommended/4 GB of GPU VRAM
  • Hard disk space: 5GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices) Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)
  • Monitor resolution: 1280×1080 or greater display resolution
  • Internet: Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.

About the College of Music and Fine Arts

Loyola’s College of Music and Fine Arts serves as the preeminent center of performing and visual arts study among all Jesuit colleges and universities throughout the United States, and recognizes the historical role of music and the arts in the Roman Catholic Church.

Our College prepares students for professions in the arts, or other fields, in a manner that reflects the Jesuit ideals of truth, service, and justice, and provides the campus, region, and nation with activities demonstrating the University’s commitment to the arts.

Design Department

Studying design at Loyola University New Orleans provides you the opportunity of a lifetime. Students will explore analog methods and digital methods to create unique solutions for different audiences. Our majors prepare students for a wide-range of career options including: graphic design professional, motion graphics, web design, exhibitions and careers in education. Students create projects using electronic media, typographic design, publication design, photojournalism, advertising illustration photography, and color management.

Design is the practice of creating visual and textual content to communicate ideas and experiences to a specific audience. The form includes images and words and can be physical or virtual. Designers create in a commercial, cultural or political realm. The Loyola Design Department’s programs focus on projects that align with the Jesuit mission of making the world a better place.