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.
Basics 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 as an artist
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 Design 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.
Illustration For Motion Design
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.
Dig into Cinema 4D
Photoreal Rendering w/ Octane in C4D
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 (C4D)
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 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.
Mastering UV Textures (C4D)
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.