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After Effects Classes NYC

Create Incredible Motion Graphics & Visual Effects

Adobe After Effects, the tool of choice for many professionals in animation and video post-production, allows users to design and deliver professional motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

Learn this powerful motion graphics application in Noble Desktop’s hands-on classes. Whether you take the one-day intro workshop, or more comprehensive beginner and advanced courses, you’ll work on several real-world animation projects, including GIFs, ads, title sequences, and logos.

  • Small classes
  • Hands-on training
  • Book included
  • Free retake

Which After Effects Class is Right for You?

After Effects in a Day

Getting Started with Animation & Video Post-Production

This After Effects training covers the basics of the user interface, the timeline, video, layer animation, easing in and out, fade-ins, and more. This one-day After Effects course will give you a strong working knowledge of After Effects’ capabilities for creating GIFs, animating logos, and importing layered files from Illustrator and Photoshop.

6 Hours


Next Class: Dec 7, 9–4:30pm

Adobe After Effects CC Level 1

After Effects Classes in New York City

Adobe After Effects is a powerful tool for animation and video post-production. It can be used to create stand-alone videos, animations, special effects, animated titles, and much more. Use it to create compelling video content for broadcast TV and web.

18 Hours


Next Class: Nov 26–28, 9–4:30pm

Adobe After Effects CC Level 2

Advanced After Effects Training in NYC

In this intermediate/advanced After Effects course, we’ll master text animations and create transitions between multiple layouts. Through several hands-on real-world projects integrating graphic elements with audio, video and photo elements, we’ll master motion graphics workflow: the process motion graphics animators take, to create projects from design to final delivery.

18 Hours


Next Class: Dec 3–19, 6–9pm

Motion Graphics Certificate

Motion Graphics Courses & Portfolio Development

Learn video editing, motion graphics, and special effects, by mastering Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. Then showcase what you've learned by creating a motion graphics demo reel.

72 Hours


Next Class: Feb 25–Apr 5, 10am–5pm

Motion Graphics Portfolio Development

Motion Design Courses in NYC

This hands-on, individualized course will take your current software and design skills to the next level. You'll learn the principles of motion graphics and the best practices to create unique motion graphics from concept to completion, resulting in portfolio-worthy projects to show potential clients.

18 Hours


Next Class: Mar 22–Apr 5, 10–5pm

Hands-on After Effects Training

In our After Effects courses—beginner to advanced and a one-day workshop—you’ll cover all the essentials needed to bring your videos to life. Learn by completing real-world projects in our step-by-step training workbooks. 

  • “Definitely recommend Noble Desktop over taking a semester-long Continuing Ed. class at an expensive art school. This class covers techniques in a practical manner and you can get started on your own after 3 days of intensive learning. The teacher is fantastic, friendly, and engaging.”

    Sara Kliti

  • “After Effects Level 2 is a near perfect course. The marketing for it is on point; you touch on everything from animation to green screen removal to rotoscoping. Can’t think of another class that covers this much in such a short amount of time. Bravo Noble Desktop!”

    Benjamin Nazario

  • “This is a great intensive course to get you started with After Effects. I highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about learning this. I would definitely take more classes at Noble Desktop.”

    Rose Mattrey

    Rose learned animation and video post-production in the After Effects Level 1 class.

  • “After Effects In a Day is a great beginner class to learn simple animation basics. Great variety of exercises in the training book. Kalika is a fun and entertaining instructor and she shared some of her own work which is amazing and inspiring!”

    Victoria Greiss

    Victoria learned After Effects essentials in our In a Day course

  • “After Effects in a Day was awesome. We started by watching, then doing. I like that the approach was exercise-based, as opposed to going through every single tool and interface (like some other trainings I’ve been to). It’s my preferred way to learn, and I came away learning more than I anticipated!”

    Lisa Keller

    Enjoyed Noble’s teaching method in the After Effects in a Day course

  • “After taking the After Effects class at Noble Desktop, I was able to create an animation immediately following completion of the course material - now I have the tools to continue using After Effects in my personal projects and beyond.”

    Blake Drummond

    Attended the comprehensive After Effects CC Level 1 course

  • “Kalika was an excellent instructor. Her enthusiasm and passion for After Effects was contagious. She was patient, smart, and funny. She brought a much needed lightness and humor to a difficult subject. When I began to feel overwhelmed, Kalika was hands-on with helping me. She was genuinely interested in teaching us what we wanted to know. We followed the instruction booklet but it was not forced upon us -- we went at our own pace and was able to spend the last class practicing our own project ideas. I left my three-day Noble Desktop experience feeling inspired and excited to continue my After Effects learning journey. I intend on using my new knowledge to make personal art as well as enhance my day-job work as a graphic designer in higher education. I cannot speak highly enough of Kalika. She was truly a pleasure.”

    Lisa Festa

    Attended the After Effects Level 1 course

  • “I had been trying to learn After Effects on my own for a while, but it wasn’t until I decided to take the course through Noble Desktop that things really started to make sense for me. Now I feel that I have a solid foundation and am more excited than before about learning After Effects.”

    Eric Vasquez

    Learned to animate and create motion graphics in Adobe After Effects Level 1

Learn Through Real-World Projects

In our After Effects classes you’ll learn through projects. First by watching a short demo, then by actually practicing on animations and motion graphics including GIFs, ads, title sequences, and logos. Our instructor and course developer has created numerous projects specifically for these classes that draw on her many years of experience to teach you practical, professional skills.

Real-world motion graphics and animation training projects

Custom Workbook Included

All of our After Effects classes come with a custom step-by-step training manual sold to universities and schools around the world. Recreate the class projects and refresh the After Effects materials anytime after the class. 

After Effects course manual by Noble Desktop

Industry Expert Instructor

Our After Effects courses are taught by Kalika Kharkar Sharma, a leading motion graphics professional who has produced animations for a wide range of clientele including CNBC, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. Kalika teaches motion graphics and traditional and digital character animation techniques at NYU and Noble Desktop, and freelances as an animator, editor and motion graphics artist.

Motion graphics professional teaching students techniques

Upcoming After Effects Classes in NYC


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Adobe After Effects CC Level 1 Next Class: Nov 26–28, Mon–Wed, 9–4:30pm Duration: 18 Hours Price: $975
Adobe After Effects CC Level 2 Next Class: Dec 3–19, Mon & Wed, 6–9pm Duration: 18 Hours Price: $975
After Effects in a Day Next Class: Dec 7, Friday, 9–4:30pm Duration: 6 Hours Price: $325
Motion Graphics Portfolio Development Next Class: Mar 22–Apr 5, Friday, 10–5pm Duration: 18 Hours Price: $975
Motion Graphics Certificate Next Class: Feb 25–Apr 5, Mon–Wed, 10–5pm Duration: 72 Hours Price: $2995