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Motion Graphics Training Washington, D.C.

Unlock your creativity and bring graphics to life with Motion Graphics classes. Learn how to design and animate captivating visuals to make your projects stand out, all while gaining valuable skills that can enhance your career.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Washington, D.C. have spots left, but 15 classes live online are available.

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 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

Adobe After Effects Advanced (Level 2)

Digital Workshop Center

Take your animation and motion graphics skills to the next level with a hands-on advanced workshop. Learn the latest techniques and best practices used by motion graphic professionals, and gain the real-world job skills needed to succeed in this industry. Contact us today to launch your video production career.

Monday Feb 5th, 9am–12:30pm Mountain Time

 (4 sessions)


4 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 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

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 Jan 8th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (17 sessions)


17 sessions

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.

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

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

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Discover the Best Motion Graphics Classes in Washington, D.C.

Motion Graphics Designers are, in essence, storytellers. These professionals are tasked with creating animated graphics that help move a story along, educate people on a certain topic, or promote a product or service. These can take the form of logos, gifs, short clips, advertisements, and other types of digital communication. In particular, motion graphics professionals may conduct daily tasks such as brainstorming, altering, and creating new designs, which can include two or three-dimensional characters or computer-generated images. In general, motion graphics are created for a specific purpose which may differ depending on the industry, task, or platform that is used. There are many different types of software that motion graphics experts can use. Motion Graphics Designers can find work in many different industries, such as entertainment, healthcare, technology, and marketing to name a few. In addition, the Arts and Design sector has variety in terms of employment opportunities and is expected to see slight growth over the next ten years, so there will be an increase in available jobs.

Best Motion Graphics Classes & Schools in

Motion Graphics Certificate Noble Desktop – Interactive Online Classroom

Noble Desktop has a Motion Graphics Certificate course that will teach students about motion graphics, video editing, and three-dimensional model design. In particular, you will learn how to edit videos on Adobe Premiere Pro, create three-dimensional models with Cinema 4D Lite, and add visual effects with After Effects. These skills are necessary to become a Motion Graphics Designer, so you can expect to gain foundational knowledge in this course. In addition, you will receive a certificate and have a polished professional portfolio at the end of the course. Having this arsenal of skills and software knowledge at your disposal will look highly desirable to potential employers and will result in more job opportunities.

Prerequisites: Students should have experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator before this course. Experience with video editing and design is not required, but helpful.

Duration: This course lasts two months for full-time students and four months for part-time students. This course has a combined 102 hours of interactive instruction. 

Cost: $3,495

Motion Graphics and Video Editing Portfolio Development Noble Desktop – Interactive Online Classroom

Noble Desktop offers a Motion Graphics and Video Editing Portfolio Development course designed to prepare participants for the workforce. In particular, you will learn how to create animations and graphics, practice using multiple software, and gain insight into the industry. You will learn how to troubleshoot common issues and design with more advanced tools. In addition, this course places an emphasis on portfolio development, so you will end this course feeling more prepared to enter the workforce thanks to your polished demo reel and the arsenal of skills at your disposal.

Prerequisites: Students need knowledge equivalent to the After Effects Bootcamp and Premiere Pro Bootcamp before enrolling in this course.

Duration: This course has ten sessions at three hours each for part-time students. For full-time students, this changes to five sessions at seven hours each.

Cost: $1,495

Adobe Video 501: Adobe Video Professional Bootcamp Training Class Ledet Graphics Training – 1634 I Street NW, Suite LL100, Washington, D.C. 20006

This Adobe Video Professional Bootcamp Training Class helps students gain valuable skills in Adobe applications. Specifically, this course focuses on industry standards for creating and editing motion graphics. Students will use Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects to create compelling and purposeful motion graphics that will draw in an intended audience. Furthermore, the in-depth training students receive in this course will serve them well in the workforce, so students can feel confident taking their skills into the job market.

Prerequisites: This course is suitable for beginners, but experience with Photoshop is necessary to absorb the most information.

Duration: This course spans five days of instruction.

Cost: $2,199

Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro Softek Services, Inc. – 1156 15th Street NW, Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20005

The Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro course at Softek Services teaches the foundational aspects of editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. Aside from learning the software, students will also practice using design tools and techniques that will create high-quality graphics, videos, and multimodal projects. In particular, students will practice creating transitions, using filters, and creating titles. This is an interactive course taught by an experienced instructor who encourages creative expression, so students will feel comfortable in their learning environment.

Prerequisites: There are no specific prerequisites.

Duration: This course lasts two days and includes a total of 12 hours of instruction.

Cost: This course is $950 per student in a public class. There are private group classes available as well. This price ranges from $4,000 to $7,100, with $700 per additional student. The price may change depending on the course modality.

Washington, D.C Industries That Use Motion Graphics

Some of the more prominent industries in the area where Motion Graphics Designers could potentially be hired include hospitality and tourism, technology, and higher education. These industries all use motion graphics for marketing or information purposes, and as a result, rely on motion graphics specialists to convey the main point through their designs. Plus, there are many motion graphics studios that employ motion graphics specialists for a variety of projects in different sectors. Social Driver, Lemonlight, TriVision, 5:00 Films and Media, Dorst MediaWorks, DMV Productions, LAI Video, Early Light Media, Story Farm, and Frontiers Animation are all a few studios in the area.

Hospitality and Tourism

Motion Graphics Designers are hired within the hospitality and tourism industries in numerous ways. In terms of marketing, these animation experts may create advertisements or social media posts that draw in patrons to a new attraction. However, there may be informational motion graphics, such as short clips in hotels for guests to learn more about the surrounding area. There are many hospitality and tourism services in the area, such as United Airlines, Hilton, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Cruise Lines International Association, Monumental Sports and Entertainment, The Watergate Hotel, American Gaming Association, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Placemakr, Industrious, Common House, WorkChew, and Marriott.


In the heart of the nation’s capital, the technology industry is incredibly lucrative. Motion Graphics Designers can find work in this industry in a variety of ways, all of which allow exploration into the tech world as much as the creative arts. Those in this profession use various software and platforms that require a certain level of technical knowledge, while the end result must be creative, concise, and compelling enough to draw in viewers and be easily understood by viewers. has a large number of technology companies that hire motion graphics experts to design animations for promotional, informational, or practical reasons. Some technology companies in this area that utilize motion graphics include Qualtrics, Yext, GRAIL, Range, Ball Aerospace, Relativity Space, Anduril, Digital Turbine, CLEAR, Bonterra, West Monroe, Immuta, NowSecure, Zscaler, RS21, Notified, Level Access, Chainalysis, ServiceNow, EPAM Systems, and Boeing. 

Higher Education

Motion graphics are a great way for students to learn new concepts. Many universities and higher educational institutes hire Motion Graphics Designers to assist in the learning process by providing animated clips that explain complex topics. Motion graphics provide a multimodal composition that uses movement, text, imagery, and audio to increase student engagement and retention. In addition, many motion graphics professionals can go on to share their skills by teaching other aspiring designers. There are many colleges and institutes of higher learning in , such as Great Minds, Echo360, GiveCampus, American University, Team Carney, Teaching Lab, Symplicity Corporation, the Howard University School of Education, American Psychological Association, College of America, Georgetown University, and the University of the District of Columbia.

Motion Graphics Jobs & Salaries in

Washington, D.C. is among the top ten high-paying areas for Special Effects Artists and Animators to reside. Many industries in the District of Columbia require motion graphics experts to help their businesses and organizations succeed. The average hourly rate for a professional in this field is $36.10, which translates to a yearly salary of $75,000.

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