About this course

You'll receive hands-on training in both After Effects and Cinema 4D and develop a strong visual showreel.

Fast, flexible and fundamental learning in a growing specialist area of Motion Graphics.

Motion Graphics combines graphic design and audiovisuals to create a variety of media; it's a craft that allows you to work across a range of creative industries, such as graphic design, advertising, animation, broadcasting, multimedia, games or film.

You'll study intensively during the day, to maximise your practical time in the classroom. This course is perfect for designers and artists, as well as anyone with a background in art and design and a working knowledge of Photoshop, including undergraduates, looking to expand into motion graphics.

The course is directed by PhD JM Blay (PhD supported by Kyle Cooper) a director and motion designer with more than fifteen years of experience working on advertising, films, tv, video games and multimedia. JM Blay has worked for clients such as Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Marvel, BBC, Activision, Sony, Nikon, Panasonic, Lenovo and Adobe among others. He has also worked on films like The Hobbit, video games such as Call of Duty Black Ops II and music videos for artists including Paul McCartney. Find out more about JM Blay.

During the course you’ll take part in masterclasses by seasoned industry professionals in specific areas such as Character Animation, VFX, Broadcast and Advertising. You'll learn the keys of the industry from different professionals and also you will develop a practical exercise with each one.

They'll give you hands-on training in both After Effects and Cinema 4D, from work methodology to animation. You'll also develop a strong visual showreel, so you’ll be able to demonstrate your newfound Motion Graphics skills to employers.

Why Escape Studios?

Escape Studios is Europe's leading VFX academy and we've been part of Pearson College London since 2013. We sprang into life in 2002, to solve the industry's lack of educated, studio-ready VFX talent. Since then, over 4,000 people have graduated from Escape, going on to forge successful careers spanning the whole VFX spectrum.

You'll find Escapee Alumni behind many Oscar and BAFTA nominated films, 100s of award-winning films and television shows and 1,000s of award-winning commercials. Our secret? Our intensive and fiercely vocational approach and a professional studio experience that trains VFX professionals to the latest industry standards.

Key software

After Effects, Cinema 4D

Course summary

    Escape Studios West
    1 September 2016
    Full time intensive (Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm, self study 3:30pm - 5pm)
    3 weeks
    Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English

Please note that this course requires access to a 64-bit operating system.

In partnership with

The Mill, Framestore, BlueBolt, MPC, Glassworks and many more