Most asked questions in motion graphics. Get answers to all your burning questions about Mograph Mentor here.
By the end of each class, you’ll have well though, reviewed portfolio pieces and the best process and techniques learned through these works. Each class comes with assignments to help you create your portfolio and develop your motion design skills. The weekly mentorship session is the occasion to receive feedback from your mentor and classmates. The goal of each class is to teach you the best process and techniques to create great motion design work.
Yes! Each group of students assigned to a mentor will get access to a dedicated channel to communicate, share and receive feedback from their mentor and classmates.
You’ll also get the opportunity to be a part of the larger community of MoGraph Mentor’s alumni and students of our workshops.
We use Slack to help us set up this forum.
We close our open enrollment one week before the start of a semester. Be sure to subscribe to the mailing list to get updates throughout each enrollment period.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have designed these classes in a specific order, to cover the most essential concepts first, and then to build on those. If you have previously studied motion media at an accredited institution, we will consider moving you directly into class 2 or 3. We determine this on a case by case basis, please make a note in your application. We strongly suggest taking the classes in order.
We include demos and tutorials to support your learning experience. However, this program is project-based and focus on your interactions with your mentor and classmates. Do not expect complete tutorials on how to use specific software. It is more about creating original portfolio pieces and learning the concepts, processes, and workflows of a professional motion designer.
Mentors & Live Sessions
No. We want to expose you to diverse styles and viewpoints. Each mentor will have something slightly different to offer you, and that’s incredibly positive for your long term development.
We have an amazing team of mentors who are committing their time and passion to develop your skills. We ask that you be open to an assigned mentor and to embrace what they have to offer you. We don’t currently have a system for every student to choose their mentor.
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.
One week before the semester starts, we assign a mentor for each group of 6 students. Mentor’s availability varies for each semester and can’t be locked prior to orientation week. Our mentors are among the best artists in the industry and dedicated to dispense the best learning experience to their students.
Right when you sign up! This is an online course which is available right when you sign up. We encourage students to take 1 week per module, but may work through it all faster.
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to your course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.
To follow most of the course, the software you need is Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. We provide a Cinema 4D license, although the C4D lite that comes with AE is fine as well.
Yes! Purchasing any workshop will give you access to our MoGraph Mentor Slack community. You can share work and ask questions in a dedicated workshop channel. Make sure to verify your email box for the invitation email.
Our workshops are project based learnings. We want you to have hands on experience with the software and principles you’ll learn in each workshop. For specifics details, check the workshop page.
Our workshops are a collection of recordings from our mentors at MoGraph Mentor. You can watch each video at your own pace. Workshops assignments are here to help you get the most out of your learning.
If a workshop has a live class session available, we usually mention it specifically on the workshop page.
Each workshop grant you access to our Private Slack Community where you can enter dedicated channels to share your work and chat with fellow motion designers.
Scholarship & Licensing
At this moment, no. We are a very small institution with only 1 full time and about 4 part time. We are trying to keep the cost of these courses as low as possible. Part of that means, we don’t have the size to offer financial aid. We offer a monthly payment plan to try and disperse the cost of tuition, which brings it down to 4 payments of $499 for a single semester.
Yes. The lovely folks at Maxon grant MoGraph Mentor students, an educational license on Cinema 4d. All the details to get the license are included in the class curriculum.
At this moment, unfortunately not. You need to bring this with you to the program.
No, we don’t hand out certificates. This is about your portfolio and long term abilities. As industry pro’s, our mentors can tell you, your portfolio is the only thing that will assist in finding work and advancing your career.
At this point, No. Accreditation is a long, and very expensive process. We are a small institution focused on serving our student body, and are not going to commit hundred’s of thousands of dollars to get a certificate that says we’re valid. We’ll let our faculty and student work speak for the quality of this program.