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.

Career opportunities

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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Don't be put off by the whole VTAC process - it really is easier than it looks (thanks to our VTAC-TICAL Toolkit.) Inside it, you'll find 'power tools' like our Plan of VTAC web session with the experts - which we recorded recently - the ATAR calculator plus the opportunity to chat one-one-one with a course expert. 

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Bachelor of Design - Motion Design major

Motion Design industry project for 664 Collins Street

 Swinburne Motion Design students collaborated with industry partners, Mirvac and Grimshaw Architects to produce works for a media wall in the heart of Melbourne.

Bachelor of Design - Motion Design major

Motion Design industry project – StormSmart

Swinburne Motion Design students collaborated with industry partner, Melbourne Water to produce interactive motion design prototypes to raise water literacy among the community.  

  • "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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    Anthony's student project
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    Clara's student project
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    Joseph's student project
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    Josh's student project
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    Sam's student project
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    Diane's student project

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