To be a true motion designer, you need a design background.

Learn how to touch hearts and influence minds through highly-crafted motion design.

Whether you want to create motion design for movie title sequences, interactive media, or extended reality – our motion design course will take you as far as your imagination can go.

Create engaging visual narratives where the worlds of graphic design, film, typography, animation, image-making, photography and sound converge.

Design motion content for every conceivable media platform – from sky-scraping digital billboards, to augmented relation and virtual reality environments, to cinema screens, to discreet wearable devices. Using a design-led approach to motion design, you will problem-solve, plan storyboards, create narratives, design motion, build interaction, shoot video, engage in post-production, and explore new technology.

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Find your creative calling as a motion designer, digital designer, visual designer, content creator, videographer, interactive media designer, digital artist or animator.

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Motion Design at Swinburne

Discover the wide-range of projects that Motion Design students create at Swinburne. You’ll gain skills in visual design, motion graphics, animation, video production, sound design and interactive media.

  • "The main reason I chose Swinburne was because of its professional placements program. It’s amazing working with people who share your passions and I felt right at home. While I was on a fully paid work placement it felt good knowing that Swinburne had my back."

    Leinard , Bachelor of Design (Motion Design)

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

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  • Collins St Media Wall lights up with Swinburne Motion Design

    Swinburne student works at 664 Collins Street went live at a gala opening event celebrating the collaboration between Swinburne, Mirvac and Grimshaw Architects.

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