Are you a designer who’d like to learn how to add animation to their designs? Are you a content creator interested in producing your own animated logos, maybe for your YouTube channel or website? If so, this is the course for you. Creative professionals are increasingly required to have a one-person-band approach to producing their work. Increasing your software skillset will not only make you more employable but will also open up further creative avenues for you to explore. The aim of this course is to teach you valuable techniques which can then be applied to a range of other projects. There will be a combination of teaching and learning methods with an emphasis on demonstration, re-creation and experimentation. The course is almost 100% hands-on practical work, with a small amount of supporting technical theory. On this course, you will: - work primarily with Adobe Illustrator and After Effects - learn how to use and manipulate basic shapes and text to create and animate a simple but eye-catching logo - build on these skills by learning how to utilise effects and expressions to enhance the design integrate your designs into real world settings. What will you gain? You’ll leave with a sound knowledge and control of key design and motion graphic techniques. The course might also open up opportunities for you as a media producer. In addition to these sessions on campus, there'll also be an online after-care session with your tutor and the group to discuss any technical questions you have. Level: Beginners Entry requirements: You should have some creative experience and be confident with computers. Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus. You’ll find collaborative working spaces where you develop your sketches and concepts, and IT suites equipped with industry standard software including Adobe Creative Cloud. You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing. This is what previous attendees said: 'Really hands on. I felt like I learned a lot of useful information in a short space of time – and I can definitely apply this to my work. It's really great - would love to do an intermediate course.' ALH 'Our tutor (Stuart) was really nice! I enjoyed playing around with text effects, animating logos and seeing what’s possible.' MH 'A very good introduction to animation using After Effects software. I loved all of it. I would really like a follow up course.' NE Tutor profile: Stuart Samuels is course leader of the Level 3 Film and Television Production course at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies. He’s achieved Grade 1 (outstanding) lesson observations for the past five years in the areas of film production and post-production, animation, VFX compositing, photography and design. Stuart is also a media freelancer. The majority of his work is post-production for film (editing, compositing, VFX and titles) but also includes motion graphic animation. He’s recently worked on independent feature films (Cleft Lip, Outlawed, Raven on the Jetty), a Nike commercial and produced music videos and web content for a range of clients.


2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
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