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Unleash your creativity with a wide range of animation classes in Denver. From 2D to 3D animation, learn the skills and techniques to bring your imagination to life and gain valuable industry insights.

4 classes in-person in Denver have spots left, and 16 classes live online are available.

Motion Graphics Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Become a skilled Motion Graphics Designer and master the art of animating motion graphics, creating visual effects, and editing videos using industry-standard software like Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Cinema 4D Lite. Develop a strong portfolio showcasing your creative techniques and gain the skills needed to meet the growing demand for video professionals.

(373) All levels 18 and older
$3,495

16 sessions

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After Effects Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Discover the secrets of creating captivating motion graphics and animations in this comprehensive course. Gain hands-on experience with real-world projects and learn from a leading instructor, as you delve into techniques like motion tracking and animating 3D layers. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop recommended.

(373) All levels 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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Exploring Adobe Illustrator

Colorado Free University @ 7653 E 1st Pl, Denver, CO

Unlock your creativity and master the industry-standard graphic design tool with this introductory class. Learn how to create logos, backgrounds, and textures using Adobe Illustrator, and discover the endless possibilities this versatile program has to offer. No previous experience is required.

(17) All levels 18 and older
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Adobe Photoshop CC: Bootcamp

Colorado Free University @ 7653 E 1st Pl, Denver, CO

Master the art of Adobe Photoshop CC at Colorado Free University. Learn the essential fundamentals and best practices in this structured, hands-on instructor-led training. Unleash your creativity and discover the incredible creative possibilities of this powerful image editing program.

(17) All levels 17 and older

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.

(373) All levels 18 and older

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.

(373) All levels 18 and older
$2,995

13 sessions

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Cinema 4D in After Effects Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Unlock the power of 3D graphics in your After Effects projects with this immersive hands-on course. Learn to create and animate stunning 3D models, apply textures, and seamlessly integrate with After Effects using Cinema 4D Lite. Expand your skill set and take your motion projects to new heights.

(373) All levels 18 and older
$975

6 sessions

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Video Editing & Motion Graphics (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp @ Live Virtual

Unlock the secrets of professional video editing and motion graphics with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. Gain hands-on experience in organizing footage, applying effects, and creating stunning visual effects. Whether you're a budding filmmaker or aspiring content creator, this course will equip you with the skills needed to bring your creative visions to life.

(61) All levels 13 - 18 years old
$2,495

8 sessions

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Motion Graphics with After Effects (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp @ Live Virtual

Unlock the world of motion graphics design with Adobe After Effects. Dive into hands-on learning to create captivating animations and stunning visual effects from scratch. Perfect for beginners, this program covers everything from basic navigation to advanced techniques, empowering you to unleash your creativity in the world of animation.

(61) All levels 13 - 18 years old
$1,299

4 sessions

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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.

(373) Advanced 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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Adobe After Effects Private Training

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Unlock the power of motion graphics with this comprehensive training. Master Adobe After Effects' interface, timeline, and layer animation techniques to craft stunning GIFs, animate logos, and seamlessly integrate artwork from Illustrator and Photoshop.

(373) All levels 13 and older

After Effects Bootcamp

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of creating professional videos, animations, and special effects with After Effects. Elevate your skills in motion graphics and animation, from basic techniques to advanced motion tracking and particle effects. Take your video editing to the next level at NYC Career Centers.

(680) All levels 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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After Effects in a Day

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Learn how to create professional motion graphics and animations using Adobe After Effects in this intensive workshop. Join a leading motion graphics instructor and get hands-on experience in a small class setting. Master the essentials of the user interface, layer animation, and more.

(680) All levels 18 and older

Learning to Stream from a YouTube and Twitch Partner

Mt. San Antonio College

Unlock your potential in the world of online streaming with this course that teaches you the essential hardware, software, and strategies needed to grow your platform and build a following. Discover the secrets to creating engaging content, mastering video editing, and choosing the right streaming platform. Take the first step towards a successful business venture in streaming.

(81) Beginner 18 and older

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.

(373) All levels 18 and older
$1,495

8 sessions

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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.

(96) Beginner 16 and older
$1,295

3 sessions

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Adobe After Effects Level III (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Enhance your Adobe After Effects skills with an advanced class covering alphas, formatting, rendering, 3D features, Photoshop integration, Cinema 4D, particles, paint effects, color correction, and more. Perfect for producers, editors, and motion graphic artists looking to master the intricacies of After Effects.

(96) Advanced 16 and older
$1,095

2 sessions

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After Effects Fundamentals

Training Connection @ Online

Master Adobe After Effects in this hands-on course at Training Connection. Suitable for graphic and video professionals looking to enhance their editing and compositing abilities, this course offers both beginners and experienced users the opportunity to learn and practice various projects and tricks. No prior experience with After Effects is required.

(158) Beginner 14 and older
$1,495

3 sessions

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After Effects Bootcamp

Training Connection @ Online

Learn to create special effects and motion graphics in this After Effects course at Training Connection. Perfect for graphic and video professionals looking to enhance their editing and compositing skills, this hands-on bootcamp covers everything from basic animation to advanced concepts like 3D and particle simulations. No prior experience is required.

(158) All levels 14 and older
$1,995

5 sessions

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After Effects Advanced

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Take your After Effects skills to new heights with this advanced course. Master text animations, create seamless transitions, and delve into the world of motion graphics. Elevate your projects from design to delivery.

(680) Advanced 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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Reviews for Animation Classes in Denver

Animation Classes in Denver are rated 4.6 stars based on 1,466 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Adobe After Effects Level I (Online)

    Reviewed by Kedrick W. on 10/16/2020
    Amazing class taught by Mr.Mark Chandler. The 3 jam-packed days were just a steller foundation on what's possible with creating in After Effects and Premiere. The class was a mixture of informational lessons and real-world perspectives. I feel more confident tackling more AE projects now.
  • Adobe After Effects Level III (Online)

    Reviewed by Nickolas R. on 7/20/2020
    Chad was a great professor and really dove in depth on the topics we covered. And the curriculum wasn’t super rigid either, we did lots of exploring and playing around which was helpful. It’s always great to see someone else’s process. It definitely helped that I was the only student too, got to pick his brain more than I might have in a larger class. I appreciate him still doing the class for one student!
  • After Effects in a Day

    Anonymous review on 11/7/2019
    Amazing instructor!
  • After Effects in a Day

    Reviewed by Mary B. on 10/17/2019
    Great teacher! Learned a lot in one day.
  • After Effects in a Day

    Anonymous review on 8/3/2019
    Very good for learning with no experience or for filling in the gaps from self teaching AfterEffects. Wish there were a little more complex concepts taught other than just moving shapes around on 2D space but you can only teach so much in a day. Got a little too quick towards the end when exporting projects and learning different compressions so it felt arbitrary to even explain. But overall good class and great teacher, perfect pace for learning from scratch and if you need to learn specifically how to make gifs and logos
  • After Effects Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Dov A. on 5/2/2019
    Kalika was a fantastic instructor bringing patience and humor to every lesson. Thanks to her, I have a strong grasp on the topics covered, am confident in my skills and capability to delve further into the app. Kalika is the rare teacher who goes the extra mile for her students because she's happy to. One suggestion note is that there are a few lessons that start off with importing or setting up in more than one way for the sake of learning how different modes function. I think the class would benefit from taking time in between the demonstrations to practice that part before continuing into the bulk of the lesson - I found that I forgot what the take-away was from that initial portion of the lesson by the time the demonstration was over, and conducting that portion on my own created an interruption between the demonstration and going through the section on my own.
  • After Effects in a Day

    Anonymous review on 5/17/2018
    The class was challenging, but it was a great introduction to what's possible in After Effects!
  • After Effects in a Day

    Reviewed by Vanessa S. on 3/19/2018
    Great teacher who's passionate about what she teaches. She's also really helpful and insightful with answering questions.
  • After Effects in a Day

    Reviewed by Neela A. on 9/29/2017
    love it!
  • After Effects Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Eric Vasquez on 7/11/2016
    I had been trying to learn After Effects on my own for a while, but it wasn't until I decided to take the course through Noble Desktop that things really started to make sense for me. Now I feel that I have a solid foundation and am more excited than before about learning After Effects. As much as I enjoyed this class, I only wish that there was a second part to this course or something that would take you into some of the more intermediate/advanced techniques with track mattes, rotoscoping, null objects etc.

Discover the Best Animation Classes in Denver

The earliest pioneers of animation, or the art of creating the illusion of moving pictures, would undoubtedly stand in awe at the variety of careers available for Animators and Motion Graphics Artists today. Animation began as 500 individually handpainted images in 1892 and was refined into the cel animation process that dominated the 20th century. Since then, the art form has developed into the primarily digital imagery we know and love today. Every year sees increases in 3D animation’s capacity for realism, and its diversity in applications continues to expand, as well. 

While traditional storytelling animation thrives in cartoons for both children and adults, Motion Graphics Artists use the same skills in many different industries every day. In the 21st century, animation professionals build video games, construct virtual reality and interactive experiences, create content for websites and applications, and support businesses with advertising and marketing. They also create their own YouTube videos and other short-form media, provide helpful materials for E-learning, and will likely find many new places to apply their art within the next decade.

Animation is an excellent career choice for creatives looking for a stable career that allows them to make art consistently every day. With a projected 2028 global market size of $531.237 billion, animation offers a secure job market for skilled artists excited to stay abreast of cutting-edge technology.

Best Animation Classes & Schools in Denver

Adobe Animate Core Skills: Level 1 ONLC Training Centers - 600 17th St, Ste 2800, Denver, CO 80202

Beginners will gain a thorough understanding of the animation software formerly known as Flash Professional in this Adobe Animate Core Skills: Level 1 class. By the end of the course, students will be well-acquainted with Animate’s interface and know how to author and publish different file types, such as HTML5 and Flash Player. With a solid knowledge of Animate's essential tools and panels, you will be able to create animated shapes and text, modify animated content, and perform other tasks necessary to craft professional motion graphics from scratch by the end of this class.

Prerequisites: Basic computer and file management skills are prerequisites for this course.

Duration: Two 6.75-hour sessions

Cost: $795

Adobe After Effects Beginner Class American Media Training - 2200 Northlake Parkway, Tucker, GA 30084

This After Effects class for beginners covers all the essentials for creating animation and other motion graphics for the web, television, and other media. Students will receive a thorough introduction to foundational concepts necessary for mastering After Effects, including workflow, animation effects and presets, text, layers, and rendering final products in various formats. The class is designed as a primer for those just beginning their education for a career in digital video and is a solid first step toward Adobe certification.

Prerequisites: This beginner-level course requires basic computer knowledge.

Duration: Three 6-hour sessions

Cost: $1,295

After Effects Training: Essential Skills 1 Lumenbrite Training - Online

In this three-day After Effects essentials class, students will learn all they need to know to use the software to create professional-level motion graphics and video effects. The course offers in-depth coverage of both fundamental and advanced functions of After Effects, including class projects in motion graphics, kinetic typography, cinemagraphs, and motion tracking. At the completion of this course, participants will receive an Adobe nationally recognized course certificate.

Prerequisites: This beginner-level course requires basic computer skills on Windows or Mac.

Duration: Three 7-hour sessions

Cost: $1,295

Cinema 4D in After Effects Bootcamp Noble Desktop - Online

This online Cinema 4D in After Effects Bootcamp guides participants to a solid understanding of Maxon’s Cinema 4D Lite, the version of the software included for no additional charge with Adobe’s After Effects. Through hands-on projects, students will learn to create and work with 3D models to enhance any animation work in After Effects. Whether you are an Animator or Motion Graphics Artist, an in-depth knowledge of Cinema 4D can level up your work.

Prerequisites: After Effects experience equivalent to Noble Desktop’s After Effects Bootcamp is required for this course.

Duration: Three 7-hour sessions or six 3-hour sessions

Cost: $975

Denver Industries That Use Animation

While a handful of Denver Animators work as traditional storytellers in the film and television industry, most jobs in the area hold ties to Denver’s rapidly growing tech sector. According to Tech30’s 2022 report on growth in the field in the U.S. and Canada, Denver is the third top tech-growth city in the U.S. The Denver metropolitan area boasts many larger established companies, including a Google headquarters, NBCUniversal, and Arrow Electronics. However, it’s even more known as a hotspot for startups, with a new tech business appearing in Colorado at the rate of one every 72 hours.

Motion graphics art and animation jobs are among those created by this rapid tech growth in the Denver region, as they’re necessary for the development of modern websites and applications. Animators are in high demand in Denver's marketing and advertising industries servicing tech startups and other businesses in the area’s thriving economy. At least 240 video production companies offer animation services in Denver, many offering content creation services to support businesses in their advertising, marketing, and design.

Among Denver’s tech companies are leaders in E-learning, a rising industry throughout the U.S., and a promising place of growth for animation careers through the 2020s. And several Animators have found their dream jobs in the city thanks to its handful of game development companies, including Serendipity Forge.

Animation Jobs & Salaries in Denver

About 210 Special Effects Artists and Animators worked in Colorado in 2022, with 130 calling the Denver region home. While the area is not the top location for animation and motion graphics careers in the country, the average mean wage of $85,000 is considerably higher than the national average. While Denver hosts a small filmmaking community providing opportunities for 2D and 3D Animators interested in storytelling, its growing tech hub is the primary sector for Motion Graphics Artists and Animators. NBCUniversal, a Google headquarters, and a growing community of established tech companies and startups provide local Animators plenty of opportunities to apply their craft in creating up-to-date websites, applications, advertising campaigns, and logos.

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