• JM Blay

Motion Graphics – Evening Course

Why take this short course?

  • Bring your ideas to life with Motion Graphics, combining video, text, audio, graphic design, visual effects and animation
  • Tuesday's Tutor: Thiago Maia, Co-founder and Creative Director at CAKE
  • Thursday's Tutor: JM Blay, Phd in Motion Graphics, Director and motion designer who's worked with Activision, Adobe, Sony, Paramount Pictures and BBC
  • Course is designed to mirror the industry, you’ll be asked to apply techniques to real-world example assignments.
  • Two 3 hour sessions each week, make this the perfect course to develop a new skill around your day job
  • One internship placement up for grabs for the most promising student at the end of the course
  • Develop a strong visual showreel, your calling card to the industry

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone with a background in art and design and a working knowledge of Photoshop
  • Anyone looking to sharpen their skillset and expand into After Effects or Cinema 4D
  • For designers and artists looking to bring their ideas to life
  • Graduates looking to fast-track your career in a creative industry
  • Those who want professional training in your spare time. This course lets you study in the evening, two nights a week.

Course details

London, UK
Tues & Thurs: 7pm - 10pm
12 Weeks
Start Dates:
  • April 14th 2015
After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop
Course Tutors::
Thiago Maia & JM Blay

Essential Skills for Artists and Graphic Designers


What is Motion Graphics? It's design in motion, taking your creativity to a more interactive space. Difficult to pin down in a single definition, Motion Graphics combines a variety of media, such as video, text, audio, graphic design, visual effects and animation, bringing static content to life.

For designers, this is what makes Motion Graphics so attractive. Now it’s possible to see your ideas and designs in motion, telling a story in a more complex and interactive way. It’s a craft that allows you to work across a range of industries such as film, games, TV, advertising and web design.

This course is designed to give you hands-on training in both After Effects and Cinema 4D, with particular attention placed on delivering high-end motion graphics content for clients. You'll learn what it is to bring your creative ideas to life for a fast-paced and evolving industry. 

Course Includes...

  • Training in After Effects and Cinema 4D - from work methodology to animation and showreel development
  • An internship at Cake: www.eatcake.tv for the most promising student in the class
  • Taught by seasoned industry professionals, including JM Blay and Thiago Maia
  • Fast-track vocational training to advance your career into Motion Graphics

This course is perfect for…

  • Designers and artists looking to expand into Motion Graphics
  • Anyone with a working knowledge of Photoshop
  • Learning After Effects and Cinema 4D in the evening, around your work schedule
  • Graphic design undergraduates looking to fast-track their career into an expanding industry

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Open Days

Open days

Our next open day will be at 9:30am on March 18th

At the Open Day you'll have the opportunity to see first-hand what happens at our studio based in London. You'll get he opportunity to meet the team, learn more about the courses we offer as well as take a peak in the studios and see what our students are currently working on. 

Join us at our London campus to:

  • Learn about the specialised jobs in VFX and Compositing
  • Understand the course options which suit you
  • Be a fly-on-the-wall in one of our classroom courses
  • Review successful student reels
  • Understand what skills you need to become studio-ready
  • Learn about student perks and soak up the atmosphere

Our Open Days sometimes feature guest industry speakers as well, so you can get a real insight into what life is like as a VFX Artist.


How to register for an Open Day

To book for an on campus Open Day simply fill out the form on the right hand side and our admissions team will be in touch to confirm your booking. You will also be sent more information about getting to Escape Studios and the programme for the day.

Get in touch

Feel free to email admissions@escapestudios.com if you have any other questions or would like more information about our Open Days.

Book a 1-2-1 advisory session 

If you'd prefer to speak to an Advisor direct about your training options, you can also attend our studios for a 1-2-1 with one of our friendly admissions team, just click here to Book a 1-2-1 session.

Register for an Online VLE Tour

If you are interested in studying with us online, why not register for the Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Tour. This short video will take you through how the VLE works and the resources, tutorials and webinars which our students have access to. Register for Online VLE Tour here and we shall send you a link to access this.  




If you are under 18 you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to an open day