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Animation Classes Los Angeles

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Unlock your creativity and learn to bring your ideas to life with our wide range of animation classes. Gain hands-on experience in various techniques, from 2D to 3D animation, and master the art of storytelling and character development to create engaging and dynamic animations.

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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.

(374) 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.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$975

6 sessions

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After Effects Bootcamp

Training Connection @ 915 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Learn the art of creating stunning special effects and motion graphics with the After Effects Bootcamp at Training Connection. This hands-on course is designed for graphic and video professionals looking to enhance their editing and compositing skills. No prior experience is required.

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

5 sessions

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After Effects Fundamentals

Training Connection @ 915 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Master the powerful program Adobe After Effects and learn all the tools and skills you need to create special effects for video and motion graphics. Join us at Training Connection and become a pro in no time!

(160) Beginner 14 and older
$1,495

3 sessions

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After Effects Advanced

Training Connection @ 915 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Take your After Effects skills to the next level with this advanced course at Training Connection. Learn motion tracking, particle simulation, advanced 3D, masking techniques, and more. Ideal for experienced After Effects users looking to elevate their video production skills.

(160) Advanced 14 and older
$995

2 sessions

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Premiere Pro Bootcamp

Training Connection @ 915 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Master the art of video editing with Premiere Pro in just five days. This comprehensive course at Training Connection teaches you everything from the basics to advanced techniques, including working with Encore, Speedgrade, and Prelude. Perfect for anyone looking to break into the world of video editing.

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

5 sessions

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Premiere Pro Fundamentals

Training Connection @ 915 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Learn how to create stunning video productions with Adobe Premiere Pro at Training Connection. This course covers everything from capturing and editing to special effects and final production. Perfect for graphic and video professionals looking to take their skills to the next level.

(160) Beginner 14 and older
$1,495

3 sessions

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Premiere Pro Advanced

Training Connection @ 915 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Take your video editing skills to the next level with this hands-on class focused on advanced techniques in Premiere Pro. Learn to create stunning effects, titles, and composites, and even work with other Adobe programs like SpeedGrade, Prelude, and Encore. Prior completion of the Premiere Pro Fundamentals class is required.

(160) Advanced 14 and older
$995

2 sessions

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Digital Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro (Level 2)

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Advance your video editing skills with this intermediate Adobe Premiere Pro course. Delve into advanced tools and techniques, including timeline pancaking, media browsing, and working with different resolutions. Master color correction, adjustment layers, and exporting settings for YouTube and Vimeo. This course is designed for those already familiar with basic editing and project setup in Premiere Pro.

(789) Intermediate 18 and older
$199

3 sessions

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After Effects Certification Program

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Enhance your motion graphics skills and become an Adobe After Effects pro with this comprehensive program. Earn a professional certification and stand out in the competitive world of animation and motion graphics. Take your skills to the next level in this hands-on course.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$2,499

12 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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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.

(374) All levels 13 and older

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.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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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. Perfect for beginners looking to master After Effects in just one day.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$425

2 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. 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.

(374) Advanced 18 and older
$975

6 sessions

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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.

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

13 sessions

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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.

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

4 sessions

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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.

(680) All levels 18 and older
$975

6 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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Reviews for Animation Classes in Los Angeles

Animation Classes in Los Angeles are rated 4.5 stars based on 2,160 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Premiere Pro Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Anastasia K. on 12/22/2023
    Everything was great. The course classroom was located very conveniently. And the master instructor was just perfect. Enjoyed a lot!
  • Digital Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro (Level 2)

    Reviewed by Raisa C. on 12/12/2022
    Andre is great!
  • 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.
  • Premiere Pro Bootcamp

    Reviewed by David V. on 2/1/2020
    It was amazing and really simplified the program.
  • 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
  • Premiere Pro Fundamentals

    Reviewed by Marcos D. on 5/9/2019
    Hands down the best learning experience I've ever had! I came into the class with no Premiere experience and after just the fundamentals class, I can confidently open the program and am able to edit video and audio successfully. What made the class so efficient and productive was the instructor, McKinley Marshall; by far THE BEST instructor I have ever had the pleasure to learn from. She not only wrote the course outline herself, but she was SO efficient that she was able to deliver exactly what was promised without sacrificing every single student's grasp of every concept and understanding. McKinley implemented the perfect amount of lecture, activity, and engaging question & answers every day. She made sure to reference the basics so that, not only, were we all able to remember them to complete the current project, but to burn them into our brain so that we're able to accomplish our projects as efficiently as possible. I am incredibly grateful for the experience!!
  • 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 Bootcamp

    Anonymous review on 9/17/2018
    Excellent instructor, good lab computers and class size, great location (for being Downtown LA), & wonderful classmates!

Discover the Best Animation Classes in Los Angeles

Most people think of cartoons when they read or hear the word animation. Far from being limited to static or motion cartoon work, this broad category also includes video game graphic design, website special effects, and small animations added to live-action videos on platforms like YouTube and TikTok.

The list of graphics, video, and art pros who learn animation techniques is even more expansive. Besides titles like Animator, 2D Animator, and 3D Animator, they include the following:

  • 3D Modeler
  • Character Rigger
  • Compositor
  • Environment Artist
  • Lighting Artist
  • Motion Graphics Animator
  • Production Artist
  • Technical Artist
  • Video Editor
  • Video Manager

If you're interested in learning animation to launch a career or add to your skill set, consider looking for a bootcamp or certificate you can take in person in the Los Angeles area or live online from anywhere. Read on to learn more about the best animation classes in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan area.

Best Animation Classes & Schools in Los Angeles

  • Noble Desktop - For those looking to work as Motion Graphics Designers, Animators, or Video Editors, Noble Desktop offers an immersive Motion Graphics Certificate. This program includes training in Adobe Creative Cloud software like After Effects and Premiere Pro, which work with Cinema 4D Lite from Maxon. Applicants should have working knowledge of Photoshop or Illustrator before enrolling. 
  • Training Connection - Training Connection offers computer and business skills classes, from Microsoft and Adobe Creative Cloud software to project management. Captivate Fundamentals is one of their popular courses that combines business with technical knowledge: trainers, sales executives and marketers typically use Adobe Captivate for presentations and multimedia projects. The class is open to students aged 14 and above.
  • ONLC Training Centers - ONLC Training Centers offer IT education at over 300 locations throughout the U.S. Their programs include design, cybersecurity, and business courses. Articulate Storyline 360 Core Skills: Level 1 is one of their many eLearning offerings. Participants learn this cloud-based development tool in an intensive two-session program. While there are no prerequisites, ONLC recommends reviewing the general Storyline tutorials before the first class.
  • CG Master Academy (CGMA) - If you look for animation training in Los Angeles, you will quickly become familiar with CG Master Academy (CGMA). This school provides numerous art and design classes, including many appropriate for animation. For a deep dive into motion graphics, check out their 2D Motion Graphics in After Effects course, an eight-week program that teaches attendees how to create animations and other visual elements. Applicants should have an understanding of design fundamentals before enrollment.
  • Lumenbrite Training - The Premiere Pro Training: Bootcamp from Lumenbrite introduces video editing beginners to this Adobe Creative Cloud software. Subjects in this immersive weeklong bootcamp include Adobe Audition, Dynamic Link with AfterEffects, and Media Encoder. There are no prerequisites for Premiere Pro Training: Bootcamp.

Los Angeles Industries That Use Animation

The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan area covers a wide swath of geography and population. Top industries here include:

  • Entertainment
  • Fashion & Apparel
  • Retail
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Government

Besides entertainment, industries here that use animation also include IT, manufacturing, health services, and FinTech. Some industries mainly use different types of animation tools than others. For example, Adobe Premiere Pro, Animate, and After Effects are industry standards in the movie industry; in professional and business services, workers are more likely to be familiar with Photoshop or PowerPoint.

Animation Jobs & Salaries in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is one part of the country with plenty of opportunities for those with animation expertise. California tech roles abound in areas like Hollywood, Burbank, and Mountain View, but L.A. is home to some of the biggest animation studios, including:

  • 20th Century Fox Animation (Century City)
  • Cartoon Network Studios (Burbank)
  • DreamWorks Animation (Glendale)
  • Pixar (Richmond)
  • Sony Pictures Animation (Culver City)
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios (Burbank)
  • Warner Bros. Animation (Burbank)

Design and animation salaries in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area range from modest to much higher than the national average. While a Video Editor here can expect to earn around $65,000 annually— more than 40% higher than the national average—a Video Manager typically earns about $84,000 per year on average.

Salaries for 2D and 3D Animators are even higher in L.A., averaging around $89,000 annually. For 2D Animators, that represents an average base salary over 130% higher than the national average, an impressive number.

As in most industries, management positions tend to pay more. The base salary for an Art Director in the L.A. metro area is $98,000 on average. And at the high end of the range, an experienced Design Director commands an average annual salary of $142,000—around 18% higher than the national average for comparable positions.

Salaries at these levels may require years of experience, and some industries pay more than others. Regardless of the role you choose, an animation career can be artistically and financially rewarding as long as you have the right training.

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