Motion Graphics Training NYC

Unlock your creativity and learn the art of motion graphics with hands-on classes in NYC. Master animation techniques, create stunning visual effects, and gain valuable skills to enhance your career in the digital media industry.

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Motion Graphics Certificate

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 & Virtually Online

Become a Motion Graphics Designer. As demand for video continues to grow, the need for Animators and Video Editors has increased. Learn the apps professionals use (Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, & Cinema 4D Lite) and build your demo reel (portfolio). Learn motion graphics and visual effects with Adobe After Effects, render 3D animations using Cinema 4D Lite, and start editing videos with Adobe Premiere Pro. Develop a workflow for going...

Monday Nov 6th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (17 sessions)


17 sessions

After Effects Bootcamp

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 & Virtually Online

Start creating motion graphics and animations using professional techniques. Learn to create animations, titles, 3D objects, and much more. Learn through hands-on real-world projects, with step-by-step exercises, in small classes led by a leading motion graphics instructor. This After Effects training will take you from the basics (such as understanding the workspace and foundational animation techniques), through more advanced animation techniques...

Tuesday Oct 24th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Motion Graphics & Video Editing Portfolio Development

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 & Virtually Online

So You Want a Job in Motion Graphics or Video Editing, But Aren't Sure Where to Start? Everyone wants to have a cool video for their presentation, website, or social media channel. YouTube is the most popular social media platform with 81% of adults in the United States as users. While TikTok (a platform devoted entirely to video) may only count 21% of U.S. adults as users, that's still almost 60 million people. Video, whether live or animated,...

Monday Oct 9th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)


10 sessions

Motion Graphics Certificate

NYC Career Centers @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 & Virtually Online

Learn video editing, motion graphics, and special effects by mastering two of the most powerful pieces of software: Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. By the end of this certificate, you'll showcase what you've learned by creating a motion graphics demo reel. Learn Video Editing Learn how to edit music, voiceover, and dialogue, timing out video clips and adjusting their placement, speed, and color. Animate Motion Graphics Learn how to add...

Monday Nov 6th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (17 sessions)


17 sessions

Video Editing & Motion Graphics Certificate

NYC Career Centers @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 & Virtually Online

Learn video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, audio editing with Adobe Audition, and motion graphics and visual effects with Adobe After Effects. You’ll gain a deep understanding of how these programs work together, as well as and workflow strategies for going from concept, to design, to fully-animated motion graphics and polished videos. Along the way, you’ll create projects that teach you After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Audition while mastering...

Monday Nov 6th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (20 sessions)


20 sessions

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After Effects Advanced

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 & Virtually Online

In this advanced After Effects course, you’ll master text and shape animations and learn how to use the video compositing features in After Effects. Through hands-on, real-world projects you'll master the After Effects workflow: the process motion graphics designers and compositers take, to create projects from conception to final delivery. We’ll cover expressions (the scripting language of After Effects) to speed up your animation process,...

Tuesday Nov 14th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Motion Graphics & Titles with After Effects

NYC Center for Media Education @ 175 E 104th St, New York, NY 10029

Transform your video projects with our advanced workshop in Adobe After Effects. Learn how to create eye-catching social media promos, documentary lower thirds, and captivating opening titles for your film using shape, text, animation, and basic composition tools. Please note that this is an advanced class and requires prior experience with video editing. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your skills and take your video productions to new heights....

Tuesday Dec 5th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

After Effects in a Day

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 & Virtually Online

This hands-on After Effects class is designed to get you the essentials of the user interface, the timeline, video, layer animation, easing in and out, fade-ins, and more. Learn to start using After Effects to animate photos, text, video, and add music/sounds. You can even import files from Illustrator (such as a logo) or Photoshop and animate their elements. Get started in this 6-hour workshop. Recommendations: Basic knowledge of Adobe...

Monday Dec 18th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Animation with After Effects (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 & Virtually Online

Learn animation fundamentals in this After Effects summer program in NYC. Do you have a passion for animation and motion graphics? Use After Effects to make your own animations and motion graphics. In this fun hands-on summer course in NYC, you'll learn how to navigate the After Effects workspace, then dive right into basic animation concepts and processes. From there, the program will move on to more complex techniques like title and text animation,...

Monday Aug 12th, 10am–4pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Introduction to Adobe After Effects Deal

Introduction to Adobe After Effects

Plexus Creative @ 198 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222

Adobe After Effects is a creative industry standard tool for motion graphics and compositing. This hands-on workshop will cover all the key fundamentals of working in Adobe After Effects including building compositions, working with layers, animating, adding effects, designing in 3D, and rendering. We will walkthrough sample projects demonstrating how different tools and techniques come together in real-world creative workflows. Topics Covered...

Saturday Dec 2nd, 11am–5pm Eastern Time


Video Editing Certificate

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 & Virtually Online

Learn video editing, audio editing, and the foundation of motion graphics and animation. Complete hands-on projects to learn the creative techniques for video editing and the workflow required to go from a concept to a fully edited video. Learn to Edit Video & Audio Use Premiere Pro to edit video, add music and voiceover, time out video clips, and adjust placement, speed, & color. Remove background noise, clean up audio, mix audio, and...

Monday Nov 6th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (14 sessions)


14 sessions

After Effects

DCTV @ 87 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013

Adobe After Effects is the leading software for the creation of motion graphics, animation, video effects, and visually stunning titles. This popular workshop introduces system setup, text and layer animation, working with masks, animating cut-outs, keyframing and compositing. See your footage morph into a new dimension! Topics: Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets Animating Text Rendering and Outputting Animating Layers Working with...

Monday Oct 16th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Adobe After Effects Level I

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ 119 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

An Introduction to Adobe After Effects This three-day introductory class is designed to teach you the essentials of Adobe After Effects for motion graphics and visual effects. Throughout the course, you'll learn about traditional After Effects workflow, basic animation using effects and presets, introductory text animation, basic keying, and 3D. You'll also learn about rendering and output, which are crucial for producing high-quality projects....

Monday Oct 23rd, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

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Discover the Best Motion Graphics Classes in NYC

Motion graphics involves taking static graphic design elements, like text or infographics, and animating them. It is generally focused on communicating a specific message, compared to other types of animation that are often used to tell a story. Motion graphics designers use a number of different computer applications like Adobe After Effects and DaVinci Resolve.

According to Adobe, “[t]he origins of motion graphics are rooted in the evolution of film credits. In the early days of cinema, directors created title credits to meet the interest of this new generation of cinemagoers, who wanted to learn more about the actors in the films they saw.” Adobe explains that over time, digital technology has improved, and so have the design possibilities for motion graphics. Today, motion graphics are used for much more than just film credits. They are common in almost every type of digital content including advertising, social media, and educational content.

Best Motion Graphics Classes & Schools in NYC

There are a number of different motion graphics classes in New York City. The Manhattan Edit Workshop offers a class called FUS 101: Fusion in Resolve. This class is intended for editors, post-producers, VFX beginners, multimedia producers, and motion graphics professionals. Tuition is $1,295, and there are three class sessions. The instructor covers the basics of visual effects and motion graphics. It is recommended that students have a basic knowledge of editing terminology. Founded in 2002, the Manhattan Edit Workshop is located in New York City’s Flatiron District. It provides post-production training for a variety of different platforms, including Apple, Adobe, and Avid.

Noble Desktop is also located in New York City, and offers a certificate class called the Motion Graphics Certificate. This class is focused on motion graphics and visual effects, and includes instruction in Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Cinema 4D Lite. Students also learn video editing techniques, and work on a demo reel that will help them showcase their skills for prospective employers. A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator is required for this class, and basic knowledge of video timeline editing and basic design skills are helpful. There are a total of 34 class sessions, and tuition is $3,495. The average class size for this course is 15 people. Noble Desktop is a design and coding school that offers a variety of online and in-person classes. Founded in 1990, it is in Midtown Manhattan, near Penn Station, Port Authority, and Times Square. 

Another option for New York City students is Adobe After Effects Level 1, run by the Manhattan Edit Workshop. This is an introductory class, and is intended for editors, producers, motion graphics artists, and anyone else who wants to learn the basics of After Effects. It covers the fundamentals of motion graphics, the After Effects workflow, creating basic animation working with masks, animating text, and using the puppet tool. Students also learn about rendering and output. There are three class sessions, and the cost of the class is $1,295. The Manhattan Edit Workshop is located in New York City’s Flatiron District. It was founded in 2002, and provides post-production training for a number of different platforms, including Apple, Adobe, and Avid.

Students can also enroll in a motion graphics class with DCTV, a nonprofit media arts center for independent filmmakers in New York City. This school was founded in 1972 and is in the Chinatown/Tribeca area of New York City. It runs a range of workshops, and also provides post-production facilities and production equipment and space rentals. It has a three-session class called After Effects, which costs $360. This class covers basic animation, effects and presets, animating text, rendering, working with masks, time and frame rates, keyframing, compositing, and system setup.

NYC Industries That Use Motion Graphics

In the digital age, motion graphics have become common in a wide variety of different industries. Overall, they can be found in almost any business that utilizes digital media. The film and television industry was one of the first places where motion graphics became common, and many motion graphics designers work in that industry today. Motion graphics are also widely used by website and social media content creators. Researchers have found that sites and pages that incorporate motion graphics are more likely to get the attention of an audience, and keep that audience for longer, and as a result, motion graphics have become wildly popular online. Motion graphics are also popular in advertising due to their ability to attract an audience. Another quality of motion graphics is that they can help people more easily understand complex topics, and so they have also become widespread in education. 

Motion Graphics Jobs & Salaries in NYC

New York City has a large film and television industry, and thus many job opportunities for motion graphics designers who want to work in film and television. According to a 2021 report by the New York City Film & Television Industry, the film and television industry is an important part of the New York City economy. It says, “In 2019, New York City’s film and television industry supported over 185,000 total (direct, indirect, and induced) jobs in the city, accounting for over $18 billion in total wages and $82 billion in total economic output (business revenues and self-employment receipts).”

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)–a federal agency that collects and analyzes information about the U.S. labor market–the New York metropolitan area has the fourth-highest employment level of special effects artists and animators, which is a category that includes motion graphics artists. It also ranks among the top ten-paying metropolitan areas in the United States for this job category, with an average annual wage of just over $100,000 for special effects artists and animators.