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After Effects Courses & Classes

After Effects Courses & Classes from the experts

Regularly scheduled in-person After Effects courses with a live instructor, private After Effects training, and live online After Effects classes.

  • After Effects courses led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you or live online.
  • Private After Effects training available nationwide.
  • Learn from highly qualified After Effects trainers who are the authors of several After Effects books.
  • After Effects classes get you up-and-running fast with keyframing, effects, 3D, output controls and more.
  • Benefit from our proven methods, with hands-on exercises and real-world labs as part of our After Effects classes.
  • See dates for public After Effects classes online, and in Boston or Philadelphia. Contact us for private training

After Effects Courses & Classes Offered

Attend introductory to advanced After Effects Courses & Classes in our training centers, online, or at your office.

After Effects Course Delivery Options

We have After Effects Courses & Classes for every schedule and budget, led by expert instructors who help you to quickly and easily achieve professional results with your work.

Regularly Scheduled After Effects Courses & Classes

Our regularly scheduled, public After Effects Courses & Classes include introductory through advanced training. Most courses are offered monthly. See the list of classes below. We offer live classes led by an instructor in the same classroom with you.

On-site After Effects Courses & Classes

All After Effects courses can be delivered on-site at your location. Call or complete the form on the above link to receive information about classes at your location. We deliver on-site classes across the U.S. and globally.

Online After Effects Courses & Classes

Live online After Effects courses provide you with a small group course that you can take from anywhere with a high-speed Internet connection. You can ask questions, hear and talk with the instructor, even share your screen as part of these interactive classes.

Course Details and Outlines for After Effects Courses & Classes

Choose any of our After Effects Courses & Classes below to see outlines, pricing and dates:

After Effects Class - Introduction

In this two-day After Effects class you will learn the foundation skills needed to create exciting visual effects and motion graphics. This After Effects course is taught by the team behind the comprehensive book, After Effects Digital Classroom. In this After Effects class, you'll cover topics starting with the use of the interface, using layers, keyframes, and masking, and media management. You will also have the opportunity to explore the depth of the After Effects tools, including 3D effects and rendering your project for output.

After Effects Class - Advanced

In this two-day Advanced After Effects Class you will discover advanced skills needed for creating visual effects and motion graphics. Our After Effects courses are led by the team that writes the best-selling After Effects Digital Classroom. In this course you learn advanced compositing, the timeline, selections, color correction, color keying, motion tracking, expressions, environmental effects, and more.

After Effects Bootcamp

This four-day comprehensive After Effects training provides introductory through advanced skills for creating effects, animations, and motion graphics. This bootcamp combines our introductory through advanced After Effects classes into four consecutive days, providing you with an intensive multi-day workshop. The material covered is identical to the introductory and advanced After Effects courses, but is delivered in a single week. You start by learning essential After Effects skills and end the week with a full set of experience across a wide range of effects, color correction, compositing, and many other skills.

After Effects Courses & Classes - Course Dates

All classes are led by a live instructor. Class times listed are Eastern time.

Course Name Course Dates Course Location Fee Register


Mon, Jan 23 2023 to
Thu, Jan 26 2023

10:00 am to 5:00 pm
American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
Live instructor-led class online
1969-12-31T19:00:00-05:00 $1,590.00

After Effects training classes available for all versions

Whether you are using the most recent Creative Cloud version, or earlier releases such as CS6, CS5, or CS4, we offer After Effects training courses to help you learn the tools you use. Our regularly scheduled public After Effects courses use the most recent versions of the applications, and we also have older versions available to use as well. If you wish to use an older version of After Effects for your training, simply let us know and we'll work to accommodate you. Our After Effects instructors have more than a decade of experience working with it, and can address questions and deliver training on all versions of After Effects.

About After Effects Classes and After Effects Training from AGI

The regularly scheduled public classes, workshops, and seminars provide hands-on learning from expert After Effects instructors. Small classes with practical exercises and projects help you to quickly learn After Effects as it relates to your specific needs. Our instructors have extensive experience with the applications they teach and in leading classes. They are reviewed after each course, and undergo continual professional development and testing. Our full time instructors pass the rigorous Certified Technical Trainer exam, and Adobe Certified Expert exams. Our instructors have been hired by Adobe to write the certification exams taken by other instructors, and develop official Adobe training courseware.

Prerequisites for enrolling in After Effects courses

For the introductory courses, no previous experience is required. For the intermediate and advanced courses, specific previous experience or coursework is listed on the course description pages. For training in our classrooms, we provide your choice of a Mac or Windows computer for use during the After Effects class. We recommend that you have a copy of the After Effects app available on your computer for you to use when you return to your computer after class. You can find it on Adobe's After Effects page.

Course materials for After Effects classes

The instructors at American Graphics Institute have authored more than 50 books on digital design, including the After Effects training book titled After Effects Digital Classroom. Course participants receive a copy of one of our books or related course material as part of the class.

After Effects Certification Training

These After Effects courses are the perfect preparation to become an Adobe Certified After Effects Expert, or you can gain a certificate with the After Effects Certificate program.

AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced professionals who have extensive professional and training experience, and also work in our consulting practice areas and as practicing professionals. For Federal agencies, American Graphics Institute classes are offered under GSA contract 47QTCA19D003Y.