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.

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Motion Graphics & Video Editing Portfolio Development

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

So You Want a Job in Motion Graphics or Video Editing, But Aren't Sure Where to Start? Everyone wants to have a cool video for their presentation, website, or social media channel. YouTube is the most popular social media platform with 81% of adults in the United States as users. While TikTok (a platform devoted entirely to video) may only count 21% of U.S. adults as users, that's still almost 60 million people. Video, whether live or animated,...

Monday Oct 9th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)


10 sessions

Motion Graphics Certificate

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Learn video editing, motion graphics, and special effects by mastering two of the most powerful pieces of software: Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. By the end of this certificate, you'll showcase what you've learned by creating a motion graphics demo reel. Learn Video Editing Learn how to edit music, voiceover, and dialogue, timing out video clips and adjusting their placement, speed, and color. Animate Motion Graphics Learn how to add...

Monday Nov 6th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (17 sessions)


17 sessions

Video Editing & Motion Graphics Certificate

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Learn video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, audio editing with Adobe Audition, and motion graphics and visual effects with Adobe After Effects. You’ll gain a deep understanding of how these programs work together, as well as and workflow strategies for going from concept, to design, to fully-animated motion graphics and polished videos. Along the way, you’ll create projects that teach you After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Audition while mastering...

Monday Nov 6th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (20 sessions)


20 sessions

VFX and Motion Graphics Techniques (3-Hr Crash Course)

Pitch to Screen® Education

Join our instructor-led, 3-hour online crash course to unlock the secrets of motion graphics and visual effects compositing. Gain hands-on experience with essential techniques and tools, learn important features and concepts needed to create outstanding visual content, and elevate your skills to the next level using Adobe After Effects. Learning Outcome: Understanding of motion graphics and visual effects concepts and techniques Ability...

Friday Nov 3rd, 9:30am–12:30pm Eastern Time

After Effects Advanced

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

In this advanced After Effects course, you’ll master text and shape animations and learn how to use the video compositing features in After Effects. Through hands-on, real-world projects you'll master the After Effects workflow: the process motion graphics designers and compositers take, to create projects from conception to final delivery. We’ll cover expressions (the scripting language of After Effects) to speed up your animation process,...

Tuesday Nov 14th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

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After Effects 101

Studio Arts @ Virtual Learning

This is the first class in the After Effects instructional series that introduces the user to the motion graphics, compositing and visual effects feature sets of Adobe After Effects. Topics covered will include the AE interface, workflow and basic functioning of After Effects. Students will also learn how to include layers, keyframes, the timeline, importing and interpretation of footage, ease in and ease out and animation of footage through scale,...

Monday Oct 30th, 6:15–10pm Pacific Time

 (8 sessions)


8 sessions

After Effects CC | Level 1

headTrix, Inc | Adobe Certified Training

This is a beginner class in Motion Graphics & Hollywood Style, Visual Effects for cinema, television and web formats. Learn how to add dynamic animation and motion effects to your videos, photos, art, logos, and audio, and it bring objects to life This course is for Design and corporate communications professionals who need an essential understanding of motion graphics and composting. Prerequisite: Basic Computer Skills & File...

Monday Dec 4th, 9:30am–4:30pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

After Effects CC | Level 2

headTrix, Inc | Adobe Certified Training

This advanced class covers topics such as Motio tracking, complex tracking in Mocha AE, Particle simulation, advanced 3D, advanced Masking, Roto Brush Tool, Puppet Tools, Time-warp / Time-lapse simulations, exporting to Flash, and more. Our Adobe After Effects CC - Level 2 course is for Design and corporate communications professionals who need to advance their skills and understanding of motion graphics and composting. Prerequisite: Basic Computer...

Wednesday Dec 6th, 9:30am–4:30pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

Adobe Illustrator CC: Bootcamp

Colorado Free University

Creative professionals seeking the fastest and easiest way to learn Adobe CC programs know the best way to learn is with structured hands-on instructor-led training at a comfortable desk. Stop trying to keep up with online tutorials on YouTube! These are complex programs and it is easy to develop habits that are not the best or easiest way of doing things. Our instructor will translate these incredible tools with guidance on best practices and efficient...

Monday Oct 16th, 9am–4pm Mountain Time

Adobe XD | Level 1

headTrix, Inc | Adobe Certified Training

Learn how to design and create efficient prototypes for websites and mobile applications. Discover how to turn your Photoshop & Illustrator comps into interactive prototypes with transitions, animation, and voice interaction. Easily update, and export your assets. Audience XD Level 1 is for designers, or anyone wanting to turn their composities into interactive prototypes. This course is a beginner level class for those new to Adobe XD....

Tuesday Oct 24th, 9:30am–4:30pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

After Effects in a Day

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

This hands-on After Effects class is designed to get you the essentials of the user interface, the timeline, video, layer animation, easing in and out, fade-ins, and more. Learn to start using After Effects to animate photos, text, video, and add music/sounds. You can even import files from Illustrator (such as a logo) or Photoshop and animate their elements. Get started in this 6-hour workshop. Recommendations: Basic knowledge of Adobe...

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


Blender 101

Studio Arts @ Virtual Learning

Blender 101 is an amazing 3D program that is absolutely on fire in the animation and VFX community. For good reason! It is a robust piece of software that provides 3D modeling, animation and VFX that provides stunning results and costs nothing to own! This class will be your hands-on introduction to the 2D/3D workflow in Blender. You will model a simple CG asset and follow the Blender pipeline as you texture, animate, light, and render the asset....

Monday Oct 30th, 6:15–10pm Pacific Time

 (8 sessions)


8 sessions

Premiere Pro | Level 2

headTrix, Inc | Adobe Certified Training

Learn how the pros do color correction, key-frame animation, and popular motion-graphics tricks like track mattes and simulated 3D space. Learn the principles of working with the audio mixer and filters like reverb/EQ to integrate your audio tracks into a sonic masterpiece. Adobe Premiere Level 2 Training is for designers and corporate communications professionals who are looking to advance their understanding of digital video and editing. Prerequisite:...

Wednesday Oct 11th, 9:30am–4:30pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

Animation with After Effects (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp - Virtually Online

Learn animation fundamentals in this After Effects summer program in NYC. Do you have a passion for animation and motion graphics? Use After Effects to make your own animations and motion graphics. In this fun hands-on summer course in NYC, you'll learn how to navigate the After Effects workspace, then dive right into basic animation concepts and processes. From there, the program will move on to more complex techniques like title and text animation,...

Monday Aug 12th, 10am–4pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Video Editing Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn video editing, audio editing, and the foundation of motion graphics and animation. Complete hands-on projects to learn the creative techniques for video editing and the workflow required to go from a concept to a fully edited video. Learn to Edit Video & Audio Use Premiere Pro to edit video, add music and voiceover, time out video clips, and adjust placement, speed, & color. Remove background noise, clean up audio, mix audio, and...

Tuesday Oct 24th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (26 sessions)


26 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.