Motion Graphics (Evening - 12 weeks)

Escape Studios
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Professional Training
12 weeks
1,995 GBP
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Course description

Motion Graphics (Evening - 12 weeks)

Shake up your designs with #Mograph, a skill widely used in the creative industries.

Motion Graphics is a versatile skill in the creative industries, that can be applied to a range of sectors such as such as graphic design, advertising, animation, broadcasting, multimedia, games or film.

Our course is designed to teach the fundamentals of Motion Graphics, combining graphic design and audiovisuals to create a variety of media. You'll get hands on with the industry standard software Adobe After Effects working on weekly projects such as typography and basic character animation to develop your skills.

As with all of our courses, you'll be hands-on as well as learning soft skills such as pitching, briefing and team work as you’ll require in the workplace. You'll apply your skills to practical projects and be led by an experienced tutor.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English.

Training Course Content

Week 1: Introduction to Motion Graphics

  • History
  • What is Motion Graphics, what do we all love about it and aspire to create?
  • Types of Animation and basic frame by frame
  • Introduction to the Adobe Suite and Cinema 4D (C4D)
  • Briefing, Concept, Mood board, Story board & Style Frame

Project - Simple Loop Animation - GIF

Week 2 and 3: The Basics

  • Homework feedback
  • The basic principles of animation
  • Introduction to After Effects and Adobe suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge)
  • Introduction to C4D
  • Integrating After Effects and C4D

Project - Open Title / promo

Week 4: Typography Basics

  • Homework Feedback
  • How to use and animate typography on your project
  • Focusing your ideas, looking further
  • Integrating After Effects and C4D and more

Project - Open Title

Week 5 and 6: Basic Character Animation

  • Homework Feedback
  • Character Design in Illustrator/Photoshop
  • Character Rig in After Effects
  • Character Animation

Project - Character Animation

Week 7: Briefing and Pitching Idea

  • Prepare your ideal project
  • Deciding your direction, moodboards, storyboards
  • Big review of all we’ve learnt so far
  • Thinking about sound
  • The art of pitching

Project - Storyboard and Animatics for your ideal project

Week 8 and 9: Mixed Media

  • Homework Feedback
  • Using and manipulating images for animation
  • Creating and using Textures
  • Using Footage
  • Compositing
  • Refining and pitching your idea

Project - TV Ident

Week 10: Details and More Details

  • Mastering your Ident
  • How to push it further, make more with what you have
  • Professional delivery

Project - Beyond the TV Ident

Week 11: Team Work

  • Your strength
  • Deadline
  • Working Under Presure
  • Team Player

Project - Beyond Escape Studios animation set

Week 12: Portfolio Building and Marketing Your Work

  • Work feedback
  • Making more with what you have
  • Presentation
  • Showreel
  • Where and How to get a job

Project - Build Portfolio and Marketing

Course delivery details

Mode of study: Evening (Part time) Tue and Thur 7pm - 10pm

Why choose Escape Studios

In 2020 over 80% of VFX, 100% of Animation and over 80% of their Game Art undergraduate students have had their student projects nominated for awards.

36 Escapees (alumni) worked on No Time to Die, 47 worked on Avengers: Endgame, and 24 worked on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

In 2021, they hosted over 70 mock interviews with the likes of MPC, DNEG, Aardman, Blue Zoo and Creative Assembly.


Tuition fees: £1,995

Continuing Studies

Our students go on to work in many areas of the industry as highly creative professionals. Motion Graphics artists can work in a variety of companies, from film production to advertising or marketing agencies as well as for small creative studios or start ups. In the film industry, you can work doing film titles, UI design, special sequences or VFX. You can be an in-house motion designer or a freelancer, the motion graphics industry is growing rapidly and studios will always be on the lookout for talented mograph artists.

  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • UI Design
  • Digital Media Designer

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Escape Studios

Escape Studios offers undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics. Whether you are looking to take your first step into the Creative industries, develop your professional skills or give you that much...

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190 High Holborn
WC1V 7BH London

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