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Course Description

Apply conceptual skills to learn foundational skills using industry-standard software like Adobe After Effects, Adobe Animate, and Premiere Pro. Students will research, write and refine concepts, create text-based and sketched storyboards, then apply the concept to transform the work into finished animated clips.

Course Length - Online 9 weeks

Learner Outcomes

  • How to roadmap a story with text, storyboards and frames
  • Footage and graphic element creation
  • Hands-on skills creating motion graphics in After Effects
  • Basic and intermediate skills using After Effects
  • Understanding of how After Effects dovetails with Premiere Pro, Bridge and Media Encoder in project development and video editing
  • An awareness of current trends in motion design as well as refined aesthetic sensibilities
  • Real-world process and industry tips from working professional faculty

Additional Information


  • Gain confidence in both conceptual and hands-on motion graphics creation skills
  • Learn how to command industry-standard software to create graphic elements and unfold them in a timeline, with or without underlying video footage
  • Understand process and the differing capabilities of both After Effects, Adobe Animate and Premier Pro
  • Create finished work to buttress your developing motion graphics portfolio
  • Add specialized time-based skills to your arsenal as a designer or filmmaker
  • Establish confidence in both peer work evaluation/critique, and the evaluation of one’s own work 


Students are encouraged to have completed or be currently enrolled in  PCDD 0330 - Storytelling with Motion Graphics and Animation prior to taking Motion Design 1 with After Effects.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Motion Design 1 with After Effects
Aug 26, 2024 to Oct 27, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $975.00
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $975.00
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 29, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 26, 2024
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