Motion Graphics Certificate

The Motion Graphics Certificate (C1_MTG1) is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Visual Communications Department.

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Program Description

The visual communication program trains today’s digital designers in the communication media of the future. This program provides students with skills needed for careers in commercial art and design, desktop publishing, web design, 3-D animation, multimedia development, video and post-production. The demand for these skills comes from a variety of industries including advertising, consumer products, education, entertainment, government, legal, manufacturing, medical, petroleum, publishing, transportation, and video production.

The visual communication associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of 65-67 credit hours that include a common core of academic and a selection of technical courses based on specialization.

This degree has five areas of specialization: graphic design, multimedia, video and post-production, web design, or 3D animation. Both the graphic design and multimedia degree programs are recognized by the Texas Skill Standards Board (TSSB) as having curriculum that aligns with the national industrydefined and industry-recognized skills standards.

Students completing the degree or certificate are prepared for entry-level positions. Certificates are available within specialization areas in graphic design, motion graphics, video and post-production, multimedia design, 3D animation, and web design. These certificates provide an opportunity to acquire technical skills in two to three semesters.

The general education core courses will transfer to a variety of universities, and the degree articulates to many area universities. Please see the department chair, faculty, or advisor for specific information.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ARTC 1317 Design Communication I 3
IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers OR 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers  

TOTAL First Semester Credits:


Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
IMED 1345 Interactive Digital Media I 3
FLMC 1331 Video Graphics and Visual Effects I 3
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
RTVB 1321 TV Field Production OR 3
RTVB 1325 TV Studio Production  

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:


Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
FLMC 2331 Video Graphics and Visual Effects II 3
RTVB1 2381 Cooperative Education- Radio/Television Broadcasting OR 3
ARTV1 2341 Advanced Digital Video  

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:



Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Motion Graphics Certificate:



  1. Capstone course