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Motion Design and Animation

2 months
2400 USD/full
2400 USD/full
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Become fluent in the art of time-based storytelling with the Motion Design certificate program with Parsons.


The Motion Design certificate program from The New School covers both concept development and technical approaches to video and film production. You leave with a solid foundation for entry into this popular and specialized field. Courses are taught by seasoned industry professionals with current, real-world experience.

What You'll Gain

  • Experience in developing concepts into powerful visual stories in film, video, and animated formats
  • Knowledge of industry-standard software including Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Animate
  • The ability to develop marketable concepts for visual time-based stories
  • The ability to engage in the critical process through discussion and critique of peer work

How You'll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • Online collaboration and video conferencing 
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets

Why The New School?

The professional landscape as we’ve known it has changed dramatically, and ongoing learning is more important now than ever before. At The New School, we champion every student’s creativity and growth. By combining integrated disciplines with collaborative problem solving, we deliver an immersive, transformative learning experience. With the leadership of Parsons School of Design — ranked #1 in the United States* — our faculty imparts the critical expertise students need to advance their careers or pivot to new ones in a constantly evolving world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Storytelling with Motion Graphics and Animation
  • Motion Design 1
  • Motion Design 2


  • Aspiring animation or motion designers and filmmakers with any level of experience
  • Filmmakers looking to add motion graphics to their work
  • Professionals looking to expand their storytelling skills

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Introductory courses for the Fall 2022 semester begin July 6th.




  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

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Other requirements

General requirements

Who Should Enroll:

  • Aspiring Motion Designers and filmmakers with any level of experience

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2400 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2400 USD for the full programme during 2 months.
  • National

    2400 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2400 USD for the full programme during 2 months.

$2,670 if courses are purchased individually. Tuition rates are subject to change over the course of your program.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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