Motion Graphics Foundation (12 weeks)

Get your career in motion

Join this exciting short course, not only for software training, but also to get ready for life in the motion design industry.

The course has been created and is taught by working and passionate industry professionals who have distilled their combined 30 years of experience into a foundation course that will meet the basic requirements of any motion design studio.

The market for skilled motion designers has never been bigger, and London is host to the world’s largest motion graphics community. Industries as diverse as broadcast, games, web, advertising and UX/UI all use some form of motion design to communicate with their audiences. With this course, you will be well-equipped to start your motion graphics careers, and have a strong showreel to get you a foot in the door.

Motion design is a rapidly-evolving discipline that combines animation and design principles to create compelling moving image content. This course introduces students to the theory and practice of creating motion graphics, using the two ubiquitous software packages; Adobe After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D. With real-world briefs and daily assignments, you’ll get up to speed with the standard software and techniques used by motion designers across a range of industries. In addition to these techniques, the tutors will expand upon the theoretical aspects of motion design, the history of the form, as well as the pragmatic aspects of working in the industry, whether full time or freelance.

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Motion Graphics (Evening - 12 weeks)

  • Location: Live online
  • Start dates: 7th November 2022
  • Tuition fees: £6,000
  • Mode of study: Daytime (full time)
  • Programme duration: 12 weeks
  • Entry requirements: Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English.

You just can’t beat the knowledge and expertise of the tutors along with their tailored feedback. It massively helps to learn from them when they’re just as enthusiastic as you about all things motion design. I believe the short course is brilliant value for money.

Lewis Hatfull, Motion Graphics Designer at Picture Head

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Get a hands-on feel for what it's like to study with us by joining one of our online or on-campus practical sessions.

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Meet the team

Book a one-to-one on the phone or on campus if you want to know more about our courses. 

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Meet our tutors

Adam Bennett

Adam has over 15 years experience working in the motion graphics industry, creating work for clients such as Paramount, HSBC, BT, Sony, Sky, Universal, Conde Nast, Warner Brothers, VISA and ITV. Adam loves to create motion and works across all mediums from graphics for presentations, to events, to DVD menus and adverts.

He started working in DVD menu design, winning BVA awards for best menu design in 2009 and 2010 for Son of Rambow and Monty Python: Almost the Truth, before working his way up to Head of Design and overseeing a team of designers.

Adam started teaching Motion Graphics at Escape Studios in 2018 in addition to freelancing.

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Ed Brown

Ed is a freelance CG Generalist and Motion Designer working in broadcast and entertainment visuals. Over the past decade he has made the switch from being a 2D Character Animator to a diehard 3D Generalist, learning Cinema 4D deliberately to get motion design work: it eventually paid off, and now Ed works with a diverse list of clients around the world, on productions large and small.

Recent projects:

  • Concept/background art for The Lehman Trilogy 
  • Rigging puppets for the Take That 2019 Tour 
  • Tech direction and render wrangling with Beeple for Louis Vuitton shop window displays
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Industry Partners

Industry partners and advisors influence everything we do, from the curriculum we teach and how it's delivered to our webinars and events.

We work alongside an impressive list of VFX, Games and Animation studios including Industrial Light & MagicFramestore, Blue Zoo, MPC, Jellyfish Pictures, PlayStation London Studio and Creative Assembly and many more across all our courses at Escape Studios.

With exclusive professional feedback, intensive software training and much more, our industry-led courses give you up-to-the-minute, inspirational knowledge and experience, tailored to the work you’re passionate about. Our Escape Studios alumni (Escapees) can be found working at a variety of studios including Pixar, MPC, Industrial Light & Magic, DNEG, Rockstar Games and Electric Theatre Collective.

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Escape Studios Industry Partners

Why Escape Studios?

Learn industry-relevant techniques from the experts, in a studio-like environment.

  • Studio-experienced tutors. Our tutors have worked at studios including DNEG, Walt Disney Animation, EA, Rebellion and Framestore and their credits include Captain America, Black Mirror and Bond: Spectre. They speak at international conferences, like B’Ars (Spain) and VIEW Conference (Italy), write for industry-recognised blog Befores&Afters, and are authorised trainers for software like UnrealEngine, Autodesk or Houdini.
  • Industry-standard facilities. Our central London campus is surrounded by world-leading studios and fully equipped with high-end hardware and the latest software.
  • Industry partners. Our studio partners, including DNEG, Framestore and PlayStation London Studio, help design and develop our courses to make sure that what we teach is relevant to the current industry practices. You’ll also have access to events and webinars ran by our Student Experience team with industry speakers.