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Motion Graphics Training Boston

Unlock your creative potential with Motion Graphics courses in Boston. Learn to bring your designs to life with engaging animations, and gain the skills to impress clients and employers in the fast-paced world of visual storytelling.

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Motion Graphics & Video Editing Portfolio Development

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Discover how to create engaging and meaningful motion graphics and video edits from concept to completion in this in-depth course. Gain the skills necessary to build a professional portfolio and excel in the growing industries of motion graphics and video editing. Take the first step towards a career in this creative field with Noble Desktop.

Tuesday Jan 30th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)


10 sessions

Motion Graphics Certificate

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of video editing, motion graphics, and special effects with the powerful software tools of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. Create stunning animations, learn green screen removal, and build a portfolio-ready demo reel to showcase your skills. Elevate your career in the world of motion graphics with this comprehensive course.

Tuesday Jan 16th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (16 sessions)


16 sessions

VFX and Motion Graphics Techniques (3-Hr Crash Course)

Pitch to Screen® Education

Learn the secrets of motion graphics and visual effects compositing with our instructor-led crash course. Gain hands-on experience, master essential techniques, and elevate your skills to the next level. Join us to unlock the world of Adobe After Effects and create outstanding visual content.

Friday Dec 8th, 10:30am–1:30pm Eastern Time

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After Effects Advanced

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Take your After Effects skills to the next level with this advanced course at Noble Desktop. Master text and shape animations, learn video compositing techniques, and discover how to speed up your workflow with expressions. Enhance your motion graphics and compositing skills with hands-on projects in this immersive course.

Monday Jan 29th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

After Effects CC | Level 1

headTrix, Inc | Adobe Certified Training

Learn how to bring your videos, photos, art, logos, and audio to life with dynamic animation and motion effects. This beginner course in Motion Graphics & Visual Effects will teach you the essential skills needed for cinema, television, and web formats. Enhance your design and corporate communications capabilities with this comprehensive training.

Monday Dec 4th, 9:30am–4:30pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

After Effects CC | Level 2

headTrix, Inc | Adobe Certified Training

Enhance your motion graphics and compositing skills with this advanced After Effects CC course. Learn motion tracking, complex tracking in Mocha AE, particle simulation, advanced 3D techniques, advanced masking, and more. Ideal for design and corporate communications professionals looking to take their skills to the next level.

Wednesday Dec 6th, 9:30am–4:30pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

After Effects in a Day

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn how to create stunning animations, add music and sounds, and import files from Illustrator and Photoshop in this hands-on workshop at Noble Desktop. Perfect for beginners looking to master After Effects in just one day.


Premiere Pro | Level 2

headTrix, Inc | Adobe Certified Training

Advance your video editing skills with Premiere Pro Level 2 at headTrix, Inc. Learn color correction, key-frame animation, and motion graphics tricks like track mattes and 3D space. Take your audio tracks to the next level with the principles of working with the audio mixer and filters.

Wednesday Dec 13th, 9:30am–4:30pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

After Effects in a Day

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

After Effects is a powerful component of Adobe's suite of design software that allows you to create professional motion graphics with a simple but powerful user interface. This course will have you up and running quickly, as you learn to create animated GIFs, logos, transitions, and more. You'll get hands-on experience in a small class led by a leading motion graphics instructor.  Get started in this one-day workshop, or dive right into our...

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


Animation with After Effects (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp - Virtually Online

Unlock your creativity and bring your imagination to life with Animation with After Effects. Discover the exciting world of animation and motion graphics in this hands-on summer program in NYC. Join us at NextGen Bootcamp and learn how to navigate the After Effects workspace, master basic animation techniques, and create stunning visual effects.

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

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Video Editing Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of video editing, audio editing, and motion graphics at a leading institution. Learn the creative techniques and workflow required to transform concepts into fully edited videos. Elevate your skills and stand out to potential clients or employers with a compelling video editing demo reel.

Tuesday Jan 16th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (13 sessions)


13 sessions

After Effects Training: Bootcamp

Lumenbrite Training @ Online Classroom

Master the art of creating professional-grade motion graphics and video effects with the comprehensive Adobe After Effects Bootcamp. From basic to advanced animation techniques, this course covers everything you need to know to create stunning compositions for cinema, broadcast television, and the web. Get hands-on experience with keying effects, track mattes, motion tracking, and more, and receive an Adobe Nationally Recognized Course Certificate upon completion.

Monday Dec 4th, 10am–5pm Central Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Animation with After Effects (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp @ Live Virtual

Learn to create eye-catching animations and dazzling visual effects with Adobe After Effects in this hands-on summer program at NextGen Bootcamp. Dive into basic animation concepts and processes, and then explore advanced techniques such as title and text animation, 3D layer animation, and motion tracking. Suitable for beginners with no previous experience in animation or design.

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

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Adobe Creative Cloud Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the tools of professional designers and gain valuable skills for various careers with this comprehensive bootcamp. You'll learn industry-leading Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Figma through hands-on projects and expert guidance. Elevate your design abilities and become a Creative Cloud expert at Noble Desktop.

Monday Dec 4th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (17 sessions)


17 sessions

Adobe After Effects Level I (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Learn the essentials of Adobe After Effects for motion graphics and visual effects with this introductory online course. Discover traditional After Effects workflow, basic animation techniques, keying, and 3D effects. Gain the skills needed to create compelling motion graphics and visual effects.

Monday Dec 18th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

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Discover the Best Motion Graphics Classes in Boston

With the right skills, becoming a Motion Graphics Designer can be a lucrative and worthwhile career choice. Motion graphics is a form of animation design that is frequently used in marketing and advertising, retail, healthcare, and education, among other industries. Motion graphics involves combining movement and design to present a moving image that is rhythmic, quick, and often symbolic. In addition, the graphic must convey a message or present a notion that is brought to life through the movement, imagery, and any additional elements, such as audio. Motion graphics are generally shorter, can be two or three-dimensional, and can be relatively cost-effective to create. Plus, motion graphics are easy to distribute and access. For reference, gifs are one of the most common forms of motion graphics and are highly accessible. They are also utilized by companies to engage with customers, promote products, or inform consumers. There are ample career opportunities for motion graphics and animation experts that span across multiple industries, so this skill is worthwhile to learn.

Best Motion Graphics Classes & Schools in Boston

Motion Graphics Certificate Noble Desktop – Interactive Online Classroom

The Noble Desktop Motion Graphics Certificate is an all-encompassing course designed to help students learn Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects as well as Cinema 4D Lite. You will develop a professional portfolio in this course that will impress future employers and you will leave with a certificate of completion. This course dives into software use, artistic techniques, and design principles that will help you excel as a motion graphics expert. With the help of an experienced instructor, you will gain the animation and video editing skills necessary to create visual effects, three-dimensional animations, and special effects in no time.

Prerequisites: Students should have an understanding of Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator before enrolling in this course. Knowledge of video editing and design is useful, but not required.

Duration: This course includes 102 hours of interactive instruction. For full-time students, this course lasts two months. For part-time students, this course lasts four months.

Cost: $3,495

After Effects Training: Bootcamp Lumenbrite Training – Online Classroom

The After Effects Training: Bootcamp at Lumenbrite Training helps students learn the Adobe After Effects software and provides a foundational understanding of design tools and principles. Students will practice using Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop to create captivating motion graphics and designs. With an experienced instructor, students will also learn ways to streamline the video production process and how to troubleshoot common problems. Students will leave with the skills to become motion graphics design experts and will receive an Adobe course certificate upon completion of the bootcamp.

Prerequisites: Students should have working knowledge of how to use a Mac or Windows computer.

Duration: This course takes place over five days.

Cost: $1,995

Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2020) Course Certastaffix Training – Live Online with optional computer lab use at 67 South Bedford Street, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803

The Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2020) Course teaches students how to use Adobe Premiere Pro for basic animation projects. Throughout the course, students will complete a project and learn how to include audio, organize clips, add smooth transitions, and incorporate different special effects. In addition, students will learn how to mix sound, adjust color, animate graphics, and export projects on the software. Students will receive a thorough education on the Adobe platform and will leave more confident in their abilities. 

Prerequisites: There are no specific prerequisites, but students should have the Mozilla Firefox internet browser to join the online lab for this course.

Duration: This course takes place over three days.

Cost: $1,330

Adobe After Effects Corporate Training JFL Media – Private Lessons in Your Home or Office Location

The Adobe After Effects Corporate Training course at JFL Media is for creatives who wish to learn more about Adobe After Effects and motion graphics design. This comprehensive course covers animation, video editing, and design principles that are necessary for creating motion graphics. Students will learn how to understand the After Effects interface and will practice rotoscoping, color correcting, and clip editing through a series of lectures and activities. This course will prepare students for employment in the motion graphics field.

Prerequisites: There is no previous experience required to enroll in this course.

Duration: This course takes place over two days.

Cost: Contact for an estimate for this course.

Boston Industries That Use Motion Graphics

Some major industries in the Boston area where motion graphics design could potentially be used are hospitality, technology, and retail advertising. These are only a few of the many industries that require the expertise of a motion graphics professional, which is proven by the many motion graphics studios within the Boston area. These studios include Planet Nutshell Inc., Demoflick, Hawke Commercial Filmmaking, Algert: A Branding Agency, Main Paige Media LLC, Nimblebot, EON Marketing Services, Appeteyes, Gradient Films, Above Summit, and SAC Designs.


The hospitality industry is prominent in Boston due to the high rate of tourists and other visitors that come to the city every year. Many companies within the hospitality industry require motion graphics design to grow their brand, obtain a consistent customer base, and cater to the needs of their customers. These professionals may work directly on the company website, in television advertisements, or may be involved in keeping up with the social media pages. There are many businesses within the hospitality industry in this area, such as Marriott International Inc., Grand Circle Travel, The New England Zoo, Barton and Gray Mariners Club, CELLA, Kraft Sports and Entertainment LLC, Pyramid Hotel Group, ACIS Educational Tours, Unidine, Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC, Appeteyes, CitizenM Hotel, and the Bostonian Hospitality Group.


The technology industry is prominent in Boston and shows signs of growth. As a result, there are many opportunities for Motion Graphics Designers within the technology industry and the demand for these professionals will continue to rise. In addition, becoming a Motion Graphics Designer in the technology industry doesn’t mean forfeiting creative expression. The duality of this career choice is desirable to many people who enjoy working with technology but want to explore a more creative field. Plus, motion graphics experts often collaborate with other similar professions, such as digital marketing specialists, graphic designers, web designers, and audio specialists. Simplisafe, CELLA, Hearst Media Service, Northeastern University, Vizgen, FRESENIUS, Harvard University, Imprivata, Vectra, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Assured Allies, Board International, VideoLink, Digital Impulse, and SOSO Limited are technology companies that design and utilize motion graphics in their weekly tasks.

Retail Advertising

Motion Graphics Designers are tasked with capturing the attention of the viewer in a short period of time to achieve an intended result. For example, many retailers utilize motion graphics to help them boost sales, spread brand awareness, and attract potential customers. Combined with the ever-growing e-commerce industry, marketing in digital spaces has become even more important for a company or brand. Social media platforms are an ideal place for a company to start using motion graphics as the motion graphics content shared is generally easily accessible, shareable, and digestible for social media users. WHOOP, Amazon, Thompson Habib & Denison Inc., Constant Contact, Overdrive Interactive, 829 Studios Boston Marketing Agency, Genuine, Small Army, Inphantry, Commcreative, and Breakaway are just a few of the retail companies in the area that need motion graphics professionals to add animated design to their advertising campaigns.

Motion Graphics Jobs & Salaries in Boston

Motion Graphic Designers and related professionals earn a satisfactory wage in the state of Massachusetts. Specifically, the annual mean wage for these professionals in the state is $85,000. In addition, Boston is one of the top cities for employment in Special Effects Artists and Animators, so there are ample opportunities within the region. In Boston, the yearly mean wage slightly increases to $86,000.

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