Motion Graphics: Introduction to Adobe AfterEffects (Fall 2014)

Design and Digital Media

This introductory-level class teaches the basic techniques of motion graphics creation through the use of the program utilized by design and animation companies worldwide: Adobe AfterEffects.

Motion graphics is a storytelling platform, a problem-solving tool as well as playful medium meant to reach the target audience. It is one of the fastest growing fields under the graphic design umbrella and is a successful, cost-effective, and popular communication tool that will enhance any designer's skill set.

Students in this class will gain a foundational understanding of input/output techniques and storytelling through the use of sound, image, illustration, and typography. / Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software. / Facilities fee of $40 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator) and Mac OS X.

What to Bring: Headphones; external hard drive (100G or above); if using a personal laptop, bring a mouse. / A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

Please Register Before: September 10

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Class Savings

/ Register on or before Aug 25 and receive $25 off total tuition.
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Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

MCAD also offers a Post-Baccalaureate Interactive Design and Marketing geared towards busy working professionals who are looking to enter the design field. Learn more today.

Course Details

Course Number: CSDE 3401
Dates: Sep. 13 – Nov. 15
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Maranatha Wilson
Main Building Room 331
Non-Credit Tuition: $380.00
1 Credit Tuition: $776.00

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