Motion Design with After Effects Training


Application Deadline

• September 17, 2022
• The course starts on September 19, 2022


• Monday – Wednesday – Friday from 18:00 – 21:00 • 9 hours per week* 3 days per week* in a total of 54 hours

Motion Graphics are pieces of animation or digital footage which create the illusion of motion or rotation, and are usually combined with audio for use in multimedia projects.

Certification / Completion

Minimum criteria:


1. Course attendance – 80%.

2. Final Project/Exam - 20%


In a world full of screens: from TV at home, to smartphones, to digital displays on roads and everything in between - creating eye-catchy content in motion is a key. This course will teach you the needed skills for you to create such content.

You will learn the basic concepts and techniques of Motion Design needed to create any kind of motion project: from TV Idents to Adverts. With a project-based approach, which will let you finish your own project too.


To better perform during this course, a fundamental knowledge of adobe Photoshop and/or adobe illustrator is required. Ideally the candidate would also understand the basics of graphic design or any other visual arts. Nevertheless, this course will walk you through the whole process of creating a Motion Project.

Who is this course for?

• Students of Visual Arts

• Experienced Graphic Designers and illustrators, who want to dive deeper into motion design, too.

• 2D animation beginners

• All Visual Artists (Designers, photographers, editors etc)

What will you Learn?

• Learn basic concepts of Motion Design,

• Learn basic color and design theory for Motion,

• Learn operating After Effects, preparing files on Illustrator and Photoshop.

• Learn technical and aesthetic aspects of 2D for Motion.

• Delivering video for different usage (TV broadcast, social medias on different aspect ratios)

Introduction to Motion Design

- Industries on which Motion Design is applied,

- Skills and responsibilities requested by a Motion Designer

- Examples from industry and sources of inspiration

- Developing a creative-problem-solving mentality

Intro to After Effects

- Interface, layers, assets management

- After Effects panel management and navigation

- Creating compositions and timeline

Basics of Animation

- Basics of keyframing

- Basics of Text, shape, and effects animation

- Masking

- Basic concepts of rigging

Ideation & concept creation for Motion Design

- Finding ideas

- Developing ideas into concepts

- Mood boarding concepts

Styleframing & Storyboards for Motion Design

- Creation of final style frames

- Communicating our Concept in motion through storyboards


- Editing and refining the Animatic

- Setting tempo for our motion piece

- Setting music mood


- Animating our boards on After effects

- Shapes, cameras and effects animation

Post Production

- Color Correction and grading

- Tracking and matchmoving


- Rendering settings and formats

Final delivery

- Different formats for different mediums and aspect ratios.

- Final Project

Fuad Miftari | Instructor

Fuad Miftari is a Motion Designer, with over 10 years of experience. Working mainly in the broadcast industry, he has had the opportunity to work with different local and international design agencies and media. Apart from working full time, he also loves teaching Motion Design, while never stopping learning for himself.
Fuad now works for Convey, a London based design studio.
Expertise: Motion Design
Lecturing in: 2D and 3D Motion Design