Advanced Motion Graphics


Parsons School of Design. ART, MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY. PSAM 3441, Advanced Motion Graphics; CRN 1913. Spring 2020, Thursday, Time: 7:00pm - 9:40pm. Room: 612, 2 W 13th Street
This course focuses on the conceptuality of time-based color, images, and sounds to help students build their own working methodology. This course is workshop-based, including visiting critics, collaborations between students, and reading panels.
Zhongkai Li
Destiny Kim
Geng Feng
Habin Cheong
Hyun Ji Jo
Jacquelyn Wu
Juriel Furukawa
Lum Mawun
Natasha Tolia
Suditi Shah
Tarra Boroumandi
Guest Critic
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Moving But Not Removing
Sound, Space, Motion
Digital Visual Diary
Web-based Moving Images
Storytelling in the Third Places
Camera Movement Workshop:
Body as X-Y-Z
Sound Imagination Workshop:
Notation & Object
Evaluation and Final Grade Calculation

Active Participation / Attendance 10%
Workshops 40%
Student presentation/reading 5%
Social media 10%
Projects 35%

TOTAL 100%

A Work of exceptional quality
B Good work; satisfies course requirements
Satisfactory completion of a course is considered to be a grade of B or higher.
C Well below average work
F Failure
GM Grade missing for an individual

Grades of D are not used in graduate level courses.

The university provides many resources to help students achieve academic and artistic excellence. These resources include:

The University (and associated) Libraries
The University Learning Center
University Disabilities Service

In keeping with the university’s policy of providing equal access for students with disabilities, any student with a disability who needs academic accommodations is welcome to meet with me privately. All conversations will be kept confidential. Students requesting any accommodations will also need to contact Student Disability Service (SDS). SDS will conduct an intake and, if appropriate, the Director will provide an academic accommodation notification letter for you to bring to me. At that point, I will review the letter with you and discuss these accommodations in relation to this course.
Making Center

The Making Center is a constellation of shops, labs, and open workspaces that are situated across the New School to help students express their ideas in a variety of materials and methods. We have resources to help support woodworking, metalworking, ceramics and pottery work, photography and film, textiles, printmaking, 3D printing, manual and CNC machining, and more. A staff of technicians and student workers provide expertise and maintain the different shops and labs. Safety is a primary concern, so each area has policies for access, training, and etiquette with which students and faculty should be familiar. Many areas require specific orientations or trainings before access is granted. Detailed information about the resources available, as well as schedules, trainings, and policies can be found at If you are planning curriculum that makes use of specific resources should contact the Making Center in advance to coordinate.

Use of Canvas may be an important resource for this class. Students should check it for announcements before coming to class each week.

Electronic Devices

The use of electronic devices (phones, tablets, laptops, cameras, etc.) is permitted when the device is being used in relation to the course's work. All other uses are prohibited in the classroom and devices should be turned off before class starts.


Students are responsible for all assignments, even if they are absent. Late assignments, failure to complete the assignments for class discussion and/or critique, and lack of preparedness for in-class discussions, presentations and/or critiques will jeopardize your successful completion of this course.
Active Participation and Attendance

Class participation is an essential part of class and includes: keeping up with reading, assignments, projects, contributing meaningfully to class discussions, active participation in group work, and coming to class regularly and on time.  

Parsons’ attendance guidelines were developed to encourage students’ success in all aspects of their academic programs. Full participation is essential to the successful completion of coursework and enhances the quality of the educational experience for all, particularly in courses where group work is integral; thus, Parsons promotes high levels of attendance. Students are expected to attend classes regularly and promptly and in compliance with the standards stated in this course syllabus.

While attendance is just one aspect of active participation, absence from a significant portion of class time may prevent the successful attainment of course objectives. A significant portion of class time is generally defined as the equivalent of three weeks, or 20%, of class time. Lateness or early departure from class may be recorded as one full absence. Students may be asked to withdraw from a course if habitual absenteeism or tardiness has a negative impact on the class environment.

I will assess each student’s performance against all of the assessment criteria in determining your final grade.

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