Media Arts and Technologies @ MiraCosta College


Mat 150 | Animation and Interactivity

3 Units
Advisories: MAT 120
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours
Course Typically Offered: Spring

This course introduces students to 2D animation and interactive media design techniques and tools. Students learn to integrate animation, text, graphics, audio, and video to create rich, interactive user experiences. The course emphasizes design principles for time-based media and effective user interface and interaction design. Students produce animation projects and interactive applications for delivery on the Web and other platforms.

The course covers principles and practices of animation, motion graphics, and designing for interactivity using Adobe Animate CC (formerly Adobe Flash Professional CC) and other software tools. You will gain "hands on" experience with the tools and techniques used by designers to create effective animations, interfaces, and sophisticated interactive multimedia products. You will build your skills in the latest motion and step animation techniques while learning how to create rich, interactive content that can be delivered across a variety of platforms (desktop, web, and mobile). Plus, you will learn some basic programming concepts and scripting techniques using ActionScript and/or JavaScript. Every web and media designer needs these skills.