A 9 month program to master motion design
Art school is too expensive. While the creative industry is growing, more people are rejecting the high cost of a traditional 4 year school. This program is designed to be THE alternative to a traditional art school. From freelancers to creative entrepreneurs, our workshops, classes and content are designed specifically for you.
The next semester begins on September 1st.
Don't miss your seat!
Submit an application today and be first on the list for next semester’s session. Once the enrollment window opens, our admissions director will reach out to you and begin the formal application process.
Limited seats will be available, so apply today.
Fall 2019 semester
Sep 1 - Nov 30
Winter 2020 semester
Jan - Apr
Human powered education
How the program works?
This 9 month motion design program is broken into 3 classes, each running 12 weeks long. You’re not going to become a great artist overnight, it takes time and dedicated practice. This program is designed to help you thrive in motion graphics.
Project based learning
We focus on real project assignments teaching timeless concepts and principles to build the foundation of your career.
Live critiques & instructions
Each assignment receives a detailed critique from your mentor so you can work collaboratively to create your best work.
Watch our library of on-demand training made with our mentor to help you sharpen your skills and learn at your own pace.
Community & accountability
Chatting with other students and mentors help you stay engaged, challenged, and inspired. We host a private Slack forum for all students, as well as private groups within each class.
We help you build a high quality portfolio with original works that will allow you to launch a career in motion design or boost your freelance opportunities.
Once you complete the full 9 month program, we push your portfolio in front of the right people via our network of studios, agencies, and businesses.
We believe in the
power of mentorship
Our program centers around high-impact mentorship. We believe that mentorship is a great way to boost growth as an artist and practitioner.
You want to make motion design your full-time career?
Then investing in our mentorship program is an alternative to a traditional university. Mentorship has the power to transform and inspire.
Choose the right class for your level
We encourage all beginners to start with class 1. If you think you're a good fit for advanced classes, you may want to go directly to class 2 or class 3.
Introduction to Design & Animation
Focus on the foundational principles of design and animation. Each projects in this class, will help you learn the classic principles of design and animation to create high quality work. Sharpen your design eye with the help of a mentor.
Art Direction & Creative Execution
Polished art direction and complex animation techniques are the focus of this class. Learn the process of creating a visual essay and an infographic. You’ll dig into the research, inspiration and design phases. Take a step forward as a visual artist and designer to serve your career.
Advanced production techniques
Learn to be a director of a short film. This class is dedicated to making a single thesis film. Make your best design, best animation, best short film yet. Understand the structure of a good portfolio and how to position yourself as a designer, animator, film-maker with the feedback of your mentor.
Once applied, you’ll be contacted to review your application and proceed to the tuition payment
Skip the debt of traditional Art schools
Traditional art schools can cost as much as $60,000 for a single year of tuition. In this day and age we think that’s crazy. We created a program that is 10x more affordable. Launch your career, without the debt.
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Class 1: Introduction to Design & Animation
Class 2: Art Direction & Creative Execution
Class 3: Advanced Production Techniques
Class 1-2-3: Entire Motion Design Program
*Per class payments must be made in full before the start of the semester.
**Monthly payment eligible only by recurring debit/credit card payment.
What students say about the program
This program has helped hundreds of motion designers launch their careers and improve as artists. We’ve got years worth of happy students who found this program to be the breakthrough they were looking for.
Why this program
Dedicated to skills and career development.
This is the online Motion Design school you’ve been looking for. We’ve taken the best aspects of a traditional Art school curriculum and condensed it into a 9 month Motion Design Program, dedicated to advancing your skills and career with the best industry experts as mentors.
Sick of tutorials? Get real feedback and guidance.
There is plenty of online training related to software and process. But, becoming a great artist is about more than tutorials. It’s about learning to see what makes great work and compelling films. Our program is the anti-tutorial with project based learning and real human mentorship.
Software knowledge isn’t enough.
It’s common for many people to experiment with software and learn it’s utility. But many are hungry to become classically trained artists who genuinely understand design and animation. This program focus on becoming a world-class artist with high-impact mentorship and accountability.
Break into the industry with real connections and knowledge.
Mentorship is also about industry connections. Learn about the industry and how to break in. Our career services are designed to get your portfolio ready and in front of the right people. Your mentor can help you gain new connections and launch your career in motion design.
See what students are doing
We’ve got you covered. Check out the questions below or visit the help center for anything else.
When does enrollment end for earch semester?
We close our open enrollment two weeks before the start of a semester. Be sure to subscribe to the mailing list to get updates throughout each enrollment period.
How much time do I need to commit per week?
Your weekly live session will run approximately 2-3 hours. Your weekly time commitment for assignments can be anywhere from 7-20 hours. This course is project based, so you will ultimately decide how many hours to pour into each weeks deliverable. But plan on a minimum of 10 hours per week.
Can I join this program if I have a full-time job?
Yes! Many of our students have full time jobs and we work around business hours (see time commitment question above). We only ask that you make your course work a priority.
When will the live classes take place?
Week nights or weekends. We understand that many of our students have 9-5 commitments, so live sessions are scheduled either after working hours, or on the weekend. Your exact class time will be determined at the start of each semester, based on your mentor assignment.
What if I'm outside of a US time zone?
We love our international student body and make every effort to accomodate across time zones. We realize that the time change issue is hard for many outside the US. We run class times on US Eastern Time Zone. We attempt to make every accommodation to our international students, but sometimes it means late nights or early mornings for those outside the US. We take this on a case by case basis and do our best to make it work.
How do the live sessions work?
We use a platform called Zoom for the live sessions. You will be on camera, and will see a video feed of your peers and mentor. You will present your progress for the week and receive critique from your mentor and peers. Live sessions also contain organic Q&A where you can discuss specific workflow techniques or concepts with your mentor and classmates. Sessions typically run about 2-3 hours, so bring a drink, a snack and a sketchbook to doodle and take notes.