Course Description

Adobe After Effects is the industry-standard motion graphics, visual effects, and compositing software. This is a hands-on, fast-paced course where students gain the technical skills to create motion graphics, animation, and special effects for video. Some topics covered include, creating keyframe based animations, using kinetic typography, and working with video and vector based files. Students will also learn through presentations, discussions, and critiques.

This course is offered online by Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD U) School of Continuing Studies; OCAD U course number CSDM-N226.

For online Adobe courses, students are responsible for purchasing their own software.

Learner Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:     

    • the skills to create keyframe based animations

    • an understanding of kinetic typography

    • knowledge working with video and vector based files

    • an understanding of the Adobe After Effects interface and be able to apply their skills to various projects

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Section Title
Introduction to Adobe After Effects
Aug 06, 2024 to Sep 16, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Adobe Creative Cloud $250.00 Optional
Section Notes

Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questioning and discussions. Learn more about what to expect in a Continuing Studies online course at OCAD U.

Important: Online courses have firm start and end dates. Each assignment has its own deadline. Extensions are not granted.

As a continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca.

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas.

Please note that courses may fill up early or be canceled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.