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Motion Graphics & Animated Content

Creating impactful and entertaining visuals for digital platforms is a skill that’s in demand today. This course is designed to give you the theoretical grounding to understand audiences and the practical application of 2D animation and motion graphics to create delightful animated visuals that lead to greater engagement. You’ll learn to create in-demand content like how-to videos, intro videos, explainer videos, animated infographics, and more to use on social media and websites.

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Bring creative communication to life through motion

This course is perfect for graphic designers wanting to develop more marketable skills, and digital marketers or content creators looking to expand their tool kits with future-proof skills. will teach you to persuasively communicate creative ideas with audiences, develop lively and engaging videos and elevate your content with animation. You’ll be able to explain concepts simply and effectively and drive sales for your products or services.

Enhance your career

Studying this course will equip you with the skills to bring a variety of content to life through motion.

Learn from the best

Our lecturers nurture our students, resulting in them winning awards for their creative work.

Empower your creativity

This course is ideal for people who want to build their careers with their own unique creative viewpoint.

Find gainful employment

Be recognised with an industry centric Red & Yellow certificate, giving you a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills.

Red & Yellow courses are made to future-proof your career

Our courses are designed to accelerate opportunities and give a boost to your CV. Top businesses across industries recognise Red & Yellow graduates as having the practical skills and the theoretical background to hit the ground running with confidence and creative flair.

What you’ll learn:

  • To understand when and why to use animation in your digital media
  • To comprehend and apply animation principles
  • How to create short animation videos
  • How to develop practical animation skills in Adobe After Effects

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Course curriculum:

Module 01

Introduction to the After Effects Interface and Animation Workflow (1 week)

Module 02

Communicating with your Audience

Module 03

Story Development

Module 04

Working with Layers

Module 05

Principles of Animation and Composition (2 weeks)

Module 06

Advanced Animation and Effects

Module 07

Audio and Finalising your Animations

Module 08

Research Project (2 weeks)

Meet your team:

This course was created by, and benefits from, our full-time lecturers’ years of experience in the field – both in lecturing and in industry. They know how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students, resulting in many award-wins over the years.

Carmen Schaefer

Head of Academics

Carmen began her career as a graphic designer in the fast-paced world of advertising. Since then she has been lucky enough to have been involved in the education of South Africa’s most talented young creatives for the past 20 years. She currently leads the academic team at Red & Yellow and is committed to growing Red & Yellow into the most creative business school in the world. She also authors the annual employability report.

Bruce Sherwell

Head Tutor

Bruce Sherwell has been in the industry for 15 years and has worked on a variety of projects. These range from motion graphics for clients to music videos and massive scaled renders for award shows and conferences. He has also done real-time VR projects for clients. He has learned in this industry that it is important to be bold and not afraid to take on new challenges and mediums. So over the time he has been able to work on amazing digital projects using motion capture technology and virtual reality. This also includes 3D packages such as Blender, 3D Max, Unreal Engine, and Unity. Aside from that, his other interests outside of animation have been running and gaming.

“I have just completed Red & Yellow’s Motion Graphics and Animation short course. It was a great course. The tutor was super helpful and had so much knowledge. I learnt more than I could have hoped for and the course has really helped me develop my skills in after effects and in motion graphics in general.”

Gabriella Von Graevenitz

Creative Graphic Designer