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After Effects

Adobe After Effects Classes

Develop the skills to create motion graphics and special effects using Adobe After Effects by attending a hands-on class at the Computer Education & Training Center at UMSL. [More on After Effects]

Virtual Classes: Our Adobe Affer Effects class is now available online with an instructor present for the entire course. You will see the instructor's screen throughout the class and you can share your screen if you need individual help from the instructor. You will have time to practice, ask questions, and receive hands-on training.

In-person classes are also available at our West County facility with limited enrollments to promote social distancing. When you register, choose your class section based on how you want to attend the class: virtual or in-person.

  • Select Live Online" if you want to attend virtually from your workplace or home.
  • Choose "West County In-Person" if you want to attend a class at our West County location.

Introduction to After Effects

(Prerequisite: Experience with Windows or Mac OS X.) Learn to use Adobe After Effects for the creation of Motion Graphics and special effects including basic animation and visual effects compositing. Discover how to import footage and create a new project. Understand how to use animations, add visual flair with effects, use audio effectively, and work with masks. Topics include layers, keyframes, masking, and media management. Additional topics include image adjustment, color correction, and output settings for different media. [Course Outline]
Fee: $249

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E2334 Mon., Dec. 20Virtual/WCMark Ratliff

If you would like to register for a course, call (314) 984-9000 or register online.

Classes are also available in digital video editing using Adobe Premiere.

For more information, please email