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A Career in Motion: The Growing Demand For Motion Graphics Designers

The graphic design, digital media, and entertainment fields are hotter than ever. For example, the global film industry shows healthy projections for the coming years, as the global box office revenue is forecast to increase from about 38 billion U.S. dollars in 2016 to nearly 50 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. That means that there will continue to be higher paying and more specialized job opportunities within the graphic design and digital media industries in the years to come for things like poster design, editing, and specifically motion graphics.

One of the most intriguing niches of the digital design field are motion graphics designers. These professionals use basic graphic design principles, which are then applied in a film, video, or other visual medium through animation and other methods. Because technology is always evolving, the possibilities for this specialty continue to develop, making it an especially exciting part of the modern design industry.

Here at FIDM, you can learn how to become a motion graphics designer as part of our digital media degree program. You’ll be able to gain a deep understanding of the process as it applies to film, video, videogames, and the overall entertainment industry. You'll be able take basic graphic design skills to the next level by integrating the elements of sound, movement, time, and space into your art.

Along with its main focus, the digital media classes at our motion graphics college focus on composition, editing, 3D modeling, animation, sound design, and storytelling. Our instructors are highly experienced working professionals, and their expertise will allow you to get an insider's look at the industry to prepare you for a successful career. You'll be secure in the knowledge that the skills and knowledge you acquire throughout the program will be relevant in today's job market, thus ensuring that you'll always be in-demand once you enter the workforce.

What's more, once you graduate from our program, you'll have created a versatile portfolio or reel of your work. This shows employers everything you have to bring to the table and illustrates how serious you are about your craft. Our graduates have gone on to work in all areas of the industry, with big clients like Disney, HBO, and ABC. Our alumni have also worked on countless major motion pictures, TV shows, websites, and much more. With a degree in motion graphics, you'll be able to hit the ground running.

If you're looking for a career that allows you to be creative and puts your unique skill set to good use, our degree in motion graphics will teach you everything you need to know about how to become a motion graphics designer. Our comprehensive program will put you on the fast-track to a lucrative and fulfilling profession in the field. To find out more about our Digital Media Program, contact us today!