Motion Graphics Certificate

Bring Your Creativity to Life with After Effects

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Learn how to create impressive 2D motion graphics using Adobe After Effects. Through hands-on exercises, you will learn the fundamental animation techniques and skills while focusing on the principles and concepts behind effective storytelling. You will finish this program with a showreel to impress future clients or employers.

This certificate is tailored for creative professionals such as graphic designers who are looking to advance their career in the exciting field of motion graphics. To enroll in this program, proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator is required.


  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Design-grade PC or Mac computer that is capable of running Adobe After Affects (click for system requirements)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud installed (click for Adobe CC info)
  • Built-in or external webcam and speakers

*If you think you are eligible for the 10% Alumni Discount, please complete the Alumni Verification Form prior to registration in order to receive your discount code.

Note: This certificate was previously numbered MGR 001.


Learn How To

  • Understand the professional time-based design workflow
  • Synthesize and apply the principles of motion graphics
  • Create effective storyboard and animatics to communicate your design vision
  • Apply your design skills to 2D animation projects using Adobe After Effects
  • Produce high quality motion graphics such as title sequence

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Why FIT?

  • Classes taught by top industry experts
  • Advanced pedagogy balancing practical knowledge and creative principles
  • Earn a certificate from FIT, a world-renowned design school
  • Curriculum is designed to help you prepare a high quality portfolio showreel
  • Curriculum Designed by FIT's Creative Technology & Design (CT&D) subject area which is a leader in digital design education
  • Earn a certificate from FIT, a world-renowned design school

Meet Your Instructors

Rob Kahn

Rob Kahn
Robert Kahn is a motion graphics artist who provides video editing and graphic design for the advertising, finance, and arts industries. His clients have included: Saatchi & Saatchi, General Electric, Merrill Lynch, Hill and Knowlton, Ernst & Young, Alden HD and o2kl as well as the American Dance Legacy Institute.



  • Program Introduction
  • Motion Graphic Overview
  • Applying Animation Principles for Motion Graphics
  • Practical Organization for Projects and Teams
  • Level 1 Animation
  • Creation in After Effect
  • Project Construction
  • Intermediate Techniques
  • Learn Through Course Projects

Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS)

FIT's CCPS offers credit and noncredit certificates and courses in fashion, business, design, technology, and marketing, to help you enter into or advance your career in the fashion and related industries. With short programs and flexible schedules, you can learn at a time and pace you can manage and afford.