Alongside our core motion design program, we also offer additional resources and course materials. View our new campus platform and browse our other offerings. With courses like Motion Design 101, Mastering Character Design, Classical Animation, we are seeking to offer more support for students around the world.
Foundational skills of design & animation
Are you totally new to the field of motion design? This then online course is designed for you. This will provide you with an overview of the disciplines you need to study to master motion design.
We’ll look at animation and design principles and how they relate to motion design. We’ll also get you up and running with project files and software demos. This is a beginner level course.
This course is dedicated to get motion designers up to speed on using Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator. These two programs are capable of an insane number of uses across design, photography, animation, compositing, processing and formatting.
This course will cover drawing, digital painting, mixed media design, flat vector illustrations and more.
This course is for those who want to become better illustrators. Learning to draw with proper perspective and shading is a useful skill for motion designers who want to make more detailed work.
In this online course Steve Savalle will walk you through perspective drawing, shading basics and using real analog tools to improve the look of your sketches.
Grow your 2d skills
Learn traditional animation using Adobe Animate from animator Henrique Barone. Unlock your 2d work by understanding the process of traditional animation in a vector based software.
Henrique will walk you through 3 projects that will help you understand his entire process.
Karen Kuo is a Visual Development Artist at Dreamworks TV. In this course she will focus on developing a scene painting. This workshop is for anyone who wants to create better artwork and illustrations for their work.
Karen will also show you the fastest way to develop scenes with convincing environments. This means getting more confident with Adobe Photoshop.
This 9 week workshop serves as a roadmap for understanding the discipline of character design. Starting with a foundation in basic draftsmanship and progressing to figure drawing, we will take a multi-week journey in exploring this discipline.
You will learn basic drawing techniques and hear from the world’s top character designers at Disney Animation Studio.
Colin Hesterly is a director with an emphasis on animation and motion design. He has directed spots for many of the world’s biggest brands. This course is all about his approach and process to directing ads and pitching clients.
Along with Director Colin Hesterly you will work through the entire process of scripting, storyboarding and designing.
Visual Storytelling & Illustration Techniques
Understanding the workflow and mind-set of creating illustrations for motion design execution. Illustrator Sara Wong, will show her technical process, but also discuss her process/mindset in crafting visual art that communicates the associated subject matter.
This online course is for those who want to create more compelling artwork for their portfolio.
2d Character Design & Animation
Kirk Wallace has a unique approach to creating appealing 2d characters for animation. His artistic process is brought to you in this exclusive workshop. You’ll learn exactly how Kirk creates beautiful characters and brings them to life in After Effects.
If you want to create better-looking 2d characters for your animations, then this workshop is for you.
Taylor Jon Peters
Adobe Animate has become an indispensable tool in 2d animation production. The ability to animate in a vector-based workflow is powerful and flexible for motion designers. TJ Peters will teach you the basics of Adobe Animate and walk you through the creation of your own animation.
Adobe Animate has a basic approach to animation, that once you master it, you can unlock your ideas.
Unleash your 3d work
Character Modeling & Rigging in Cinema 4d
Bring your work to life with this character modeling and rigging workshop from Joey Judkins and MoGraph Mentor. You’ll learn everything you need to know to create an original character in Cinema 4D.
Joey will walk you through each step in a clear and concise manner. Once you understand this process you’ll be able to unlock the power of Cinema 4d’s rigging tools and create compelling characters.
Guide To Octane & Photoreal Rendering
This workshop is dedicated to photoreal rendering and texturing in Cinema 4d and Octane. This workshop, created by 3d artist, Jesus Suarez, will provide models and textures and teach you how to achieve photoreal rendering using the Octane Render engine.
This workshop is for beginner to intermediate level users of Cinema 4d.
Stylized 3d Modeling in Cinema 4d
Creating high quality 3d models in Cinema 4d depends on understanding a set of tools and a specific workflow. In this workshop we will show you how to master this process.
Paul McMahon of the RustedPixel will walk you through his 3d modeling process so you can unlock the potential of your 3d work. Go beyond basic shapes and start creating more complex 3d models.
Mastering UV Textures in Cinema 4d
Making beautiful textures for 3d is the fastest way to give your work an original look. This workshop is dedicated to UV Texturing workflow. Go from 3d to digital painting and back to 3d, for final light & render.
Paul McMahon of the RustedPixel will walk you through his UV texturing process so you can unlock the potential of your 3d work.
Mastering Cinema 4d
Do you have the basics of Cinema 4d down? Do you want to make your 3d work more compelling and dynamic? If so, then this workshop was created for you.
This workshop created by artist Handel Eugene, will guide you through his processes and show you his techniques. You will also learn how Handel incorporates the highest quality standards of art, design and photography into his 3d work.
3d Styleframing & Art Direction
Yeti Pictures is an award-winning studio that relies heavily on 3d in their client work. Led by Tony Zagoraios and Thanos Kagkalos, Yeti creates stunning 3d projects.
This workshop will show you their process, both technical and artistic. You will learn the key principles they use to create beautiful 3d work. You’ll create your own 3d style frames to put into practice the training they have worked for months to prepare.
Character Modeling & Rigging in Blender 2.8
Blender is a powerful, and free, 3d platform that got a major upgrade with version 2.8. With new tools and a realtime rendering engine, Blender has become a premier tool for 3d artists.
Motion designer Remington Markham uses Blender to create beautiful 3d worlds with appealing characters. In this workshop he’ll walk you through the process of modeling, texturing, rigging, animating and lighting in Blender 2.8.