Introduction to Adobe After Effects

This is a hands-on, fast-paced course where students gain the technical skills to create motion graphics, animation, and special effects for video. Output will be purchased externally or through the in-house print service bureau. 

For online Adobe classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class. Trial versions of the software are sometimes available on the company website, but at this time there are no discounts available for Continuing Studies students.

This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University to offer a wide range of courses for enhancing your career expertise in web, design, photography, analytics, and technology.

Working with your OCAD U Account

As a student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to the OCAD U learning management system, called Canvas. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Login at

Contact for assistance with using your account.

Certificate Options

Many OCAD U courses can be applied towards a certificate. Explore to learn more.

Note that students seeking a certificate must register with OCAD U via the APPLY link on the page for the certificate concerned.  

Contact for questions concerning certificates available or to confirm your chosen set of courses will qualify.

Learning Outcomes

  • Created keyframe based animations
  • Worked with kinetic typography
  • Worked with video and vector based files
  • Gain an understanding of the After Effects interface and be able to apply their skills to various projects
Winter 2024
Date & Time:
17 Jan 2024 to 21 Feb 2024
  • 6 online classroom sessions
Instructor: Price:
Registration Deadline:
January 7, 2024

Course Requirements

For all online Adobe classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for their course. Trial versions of Adobe software are sometimes available on the Adobe company website. Regular access to a computer with a high-speed broadband internet connection is required.

Course Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is required. Completion of the online Introduction to Adobe Photoshop course is recommended. 


Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.

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