Creative Media Education

Certificate Courses

After Effects

The course offers the basic knowledge of this software and also the theoretical concepts of video and photography. During this course the students will meet with the foundations of After Effects such as: color grading, effects, motion graphics, and working with green screen material. 

SAE course student overview:


After 8 weeks, the students will be familiarized with the possibilities of this software. They will be able to produce independently their own work such as TV jingles, commercials and any other video material in general and they will be ready for the next step and that is - the advanced course for After Effects.

For this course it is best if you have your own idea and want to bring it to life with the help of an industry professional who can advise you along the way.

Course Details


Adobe After Effects


Certificate in After Effects

Entry Requirements

There are no academic requirements to participate in this course. The only entry requirement is for the participant to be at least 17 years of age upon commencement of the course.


8 weeks (48 hours)


  • 2 sessions per week:
  • Monday and  Wednesday
  • 18:00 - 21:00

Start Date:

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Course Content

During this course candidates will go through:
  • Familiarizing themselves with the basic principles of video and picture. Basic terms: Color theory for compositing, technical terms of a picture such as formats and resolution. The basics of Photoshop.
  • Familiarizing themselves with the After Effects interface.
  • Working with masks, layers, picture generators and text. Basics of animation in After Effects.
  • Layers within After Effects. Using Photoshop layers and 3D layers.
  • Working wih vector art within After Effects. Working with matirial from Adobe Illustrator.
  • 3D surrounding in After Effects.
  • Filters and effects.
  • Color grading. Basic terms and tools.
  • Color grading - plugins.
  • Effects - Trapcode suite.
  • Keying
  • Tracking
  • Working with puppet tool in After Effects.
  • Rotoscoping Basics
  • TEST.

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