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Design Bootcamp

Master Gorgeous Style Frames & Storyboards

Design Bootcamp shows you how to put design knowledge into practice through several real-world client jobs. You’ll create style frames and storyboards while watching typography, composition, and color theory lessons in a challenging, social environment.

Registration Opens

October 17, 2022

Class Start Date:

November 7, 2022

January 9, 2023

January 9, 2023

Course Length:

Session Duration:

12 weeks

3 Payments of

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100% Free! Start learning immediately.

$332
$415
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12 weeks

of video lessons,

podcasts, guides, and support
from our amazing team!

guides, and access to our
24/7 motion community!

podcasts, guides, and access to
our 24/7 motion community!

podcasts, guides, community
and critique from pros!

WEEK 1

Where to begin?

We’ll start with a quick evaluation of your skills and a refresher from Design Kickstart. You’ll orient yourself to the primary tools for the course, and start collecting great references for future projects.

Typography & Composition

You’ve got a new TV pilot, but it needs an epic title. Flex your typography muscles as you practice with hierarchy and contrast. You’ll learn how to choose the right colors for your compositions and quickly build on an idea using simple shapes. Finally, you’ll create a series of polished design boards that convey a sense of motion.

Value, Hierarchy, and Weight

Get a handle on Value Structure, and learn how to create techy graphic elements to use on your style-frames and storyboards for a promo that takes the viewer to the Red Planet. You’ll learn how to properly pace and flow throughout your promo, present a range of ideas to a client, and direct the viewer's eye using value and image placement.

Art History is Important

By now you’re feeling the burn. Take a week to focus on your work, learn how to “Steal Good Taste,” and dip your feet into the world of Art History.

Art Direction & Branding

Design starts way before you've ever opened up Illustrator or Photoshop. You need to understand who your client is and how to nail what they actually want. This week, dig into Branding, Art Direction, Mood Boards, and how to come up with ideas in the first place. You'll also learn about the importance of research to nail a style and vibe.

Tension, Balance and Visual Language

You'll kick things off by honing your Photoshop skills as you learn to incorporate massive amounts of texture and mood into your boards. Then we’re giving you a taste of title design as you learn to match elements for a horror movie trailer. Finally, you'll learn concepts such as Balance, Tension, and Visual Language as you tackle an explainer video for a new brand.

The Business of Design

Learn about the business side of being a Designer in the MoGraph field. How are these new design skills going to help you in your career? Find out in this focus week.

3D Design & Complex Boards

It’s time to bring a new dimension into your designs. We'll give you crash-course in using the free Cinema 4D Lite which ships with Adobe CC, and then we'll show you how to incorporate 3D into your designs in a slick, adjustable way. After that, you'll move on to starting one of your last projects: a full set of boards for a visual essay.

The Final Touches

Start the week by finishing those Visual Essay boards from the last lesson. Your final project is the ultimate test of your new design skills. Your task is to take the elements a client has provided, along with their style guide, to create a set of boards for a :30 spot promoting their “Premium” brand. We’ve got 10GB of photos and videos for you to use, so it’s your time to shine!

Extended Critique Period

The final 3 weeks of class are Extended Critique. You can use this time to catch up, complete your final project, and then turn it in for critique.

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School of Motion instant-access courses are unlike anything you've ever experienced. Along with world-class training, you'll also get access to tons of professional project files and a 24/7 network of likeminded artists, and more support than you'll know what to do with.

Over 20,000 artists have taken School of Motion courses, find out what all the hype is about.

School of Motion courses are unlike anything you've ever experienced. Along with world-class training, you'll also get 1-on-1 feedback from an industry pro, a 24/7 network of likeminded artists, and more support than you'll know what to do with.

Over 17,000 artists have taken School of Motion courses, find out what all the hype is about.

This instant-access course features

Exercises and project files for every lesson

Each course comes packed with free project files, assets, and additional material to keep you learning and growing long after the course ends. Our exercises are designed from real world briefs, so you’re learning the skills you need to excel on your next project or venture.

Permanent access to course materials

We all need a refresher now and again, which is why you’ll keep access to your course—and all the assets and project files—for the rest of your life. Come back to listen to exclusive interviews, review old lessons, and try out new techniques using your old assets.

Support from the School of Motion team

Reach out to our incredible support team at any time to answer questions about the material, or to help you find the best way to achieve your career goals. We are here to help.

This instant-access course features

Exercises and project files for every lesson

Each course comes packed with free project files, assets, and additional material to keep you learning and growing long after the course ends. Our exercises are designed from real world briefs, so you’re learning the skills you need to excel on your next project or venture.

Real-world examples and video training

We go above and beyond when producing our courses, making sure that the curriculum is presented in the right order, with the right examples, and using the best practices currently used in the industry. In short, you're learning to do things the way they're done in the real world.

Permanent access to course materials

We all need a refresher now and again, which is why you’ll keep access to your course—and all the assets and project files—for the rest of your life. Come back to listen to exclusive interviews, review old lessons, and try out new techniques using your old assets.

A world-wide artist community

You’ll gain instant access to our 24/7 motion design community, The Square. Here you can network with professional artists at every stage of their career. You’ll get to meet new friends, ask for help, and build your network.

What makes us different?

Cohort-Based Learning

Join artists from around the world on our custom learning platform. Never learn alone, as you’ll have immediate access to a forum of fellow students to share work, ask questions, and improve together. 

Exercises and project files for every lesson

Each course comes packed with free project files, assets, and additional material to keep you learning and growing long after the course ends. Our exercises are designed from real world briefs, so you’re learning the skills you need to excel on your next project or venture.

Technical and creative support along the way

You’ll be assigned a Teaching Assistant with years of experience in your chosen course. They’ll provide technical and creative feedback to guide you through new skills, improve your techniques, and provide encouragement along your journey. 

Verified credential upon course completion

Completing a course isn’t just about bragging rights. Once you’ve completed at least 70% of your work in a given course, you’ll earn a verified credential that can show current and future employers exactly what you’ve accomplished.

Permanent access to course materials

We all need a refresher now and again, which is why you’ll keep access to your course—and all the assets and project files—for the rest of your life. Come back to listen to exclusive interviews, review old lessons, and try out new techniques using your old assets.

A world-wide alumni community

You’ll gain instant access to our alumni platform, The Square. Here you can network with professional artists at every stage of their career. You’ll get access to new job opportunities and exclusive alumni events, such as meetups, virtual hangouts and reel reviews. 

Meet your instructor

Mike Frederick

Creative Director, Designer & Educator

Your fearless leader on this journey is Mike Frederick, Emmy-Award winning Designer & Art Director who has been working in the field of Motion Design for over 20 years. His roster of advertising and broadcast clients is massive.

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Our no-risk money back policy

We want to make sure you have a positive learning experience with us, so for any session based course you're enrolled in, you can request a refund any time within 30 days of purchase.

We want to make sure you have a positive learning experience with us, so for any session based course you're enrolled in, you can request a refund up until the end of Week 3 of the course

Registration Opens

October 17, 2022

Class Start Date:

November 7, 2022

January 9, 2023

January 9, 2023

Course Length:

Session Duration:

12 weeks

3 Payments of

Instant-Access! Start learning immediately.

100% Free! Start learning immediately.

$332
$415

Join over 20,000 alumni around the globe

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if this course is right for me?
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This course is a good fit for those that are comfortable using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. To excel in this course you should also understand the basic principles of design. Design Bootcamp shows you how to put your design knowledge into practice through real world projects. You will learn how to solve problems visually through the use of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator in a practical manner and be doing professional style frames and storyboards in no time!

What are the differences in the School of Motion design courses?
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Photoshop and Illustrator Unleashed is the perfect introductory design course for those unfamiliar with the softwares. You'll be confident using both Photoshop and Illustrator after completing the course. If you have experience with software but are not confident in your understanding or implementation of the Design Principles we recommend Design Kickstart.

If you're comfortable with the software and the principles, you can skip ahead to Design Bootcamp in which you'll create style frames and storyboards while learning to master typography, composition, and color theory. If you want to improve your actual drawing and illustration abilities Illustration for Motion is probably the best fit for you as long as you are comfortable with the software and Design Principles.

If you are debating between which course to enroll in, there is no wrong choice! It just depends on which skills you want or need to strengthen. For more on our design curriculum you can check out this article, The School of Motion Design Courses in a Nutshell and our Design for Motion Student Showcase.

What is the course format?
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Design Bootcamp is an 12-week course. Lessons become available at a specific time each week but you can watch them and do your work whenever it is convenient for you. The lessons include pre-recorded videos, podcasts, PDFs and assignments with working files.

All student work is critiqued by our highly trained Teaching Assistants. School of Motion TA's are professional Animators with real life experience in the industry.

During the course you will be invited to a private classroom that contains all of the  students and Teaching Assistants in your session. This is a great tool for connecting, asking or answering questions, sharing thoughts or insights, and winning cool contests!

Do I get a certificate at the end of the course?
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Yes, if you complete, submit, and have 70% of your course assignments approved by your Teaching Assistant you will be eligible for a Course Credential through Credly. With your Credly Course Credential, you can share your accomplishments across your social networks, the blockchain, or to print out yourself.

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What are the prerequisites?
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To take this course you need to be comfortable using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, if you are not there yet, we recommend taking Photoshop and Illustrator Unleashed first. It's also important you have an understanding of the basic principles of design, if this isn't you yet, we recommend checking out Design Kickstart.

What is the required software?
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Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (18.0 or Higher)

Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 (17.0 or Higher)

How much time do I need to commit?
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Design Bootcamp is a 12-week course. You'll have the flexibility to watch the course content and complete your course work on your schedule. However, you can expect to commit at least 15 - 20 hours per week on course material. The video lesson are 1-2 hours in length. There are 12 assignments total. Assignments are typically assigned on Mondays and Thursdays with soft deadlines the next day. We have designated catch-up weeks built into the schedule so students have extra time to complete their assignments if needed. There is also an extended critique add-on for those that want more time with a Teaching Assistant after the 12-week course or need more time to complete assignments towards earning a credential.

Can I access my course content after the course ends?
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Yes! Once you complete Design Bootcamp, you’ll have lifetime access to all the course lessons and materials, so you can revisit them whenever you like. Also, if we make any changes to Design Bootcamp following your session, you’ll automatically receive access to the latest version.

Please note: Video critiques change each session, so you’ll only have access to the video critiques during the session you're enrolled in. The written critiques you receive in your homework locker as well as the classroom content will also remain available to you forever!

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You will not recognize your work when class is over.

Our courses have been meticulously designed to simulate real-world situations so that you're learning best-practices from day one. You'll be challenged, supported, and celebrated by your fellow artists as you level-up in real-time.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

Registration Opens

October 17, 2022

Class Start Date:

November 7, 2022

January 9, 2023

January 9, 2023

Course Length:

Session Duration:

12 weeks

3 Payments of

Instant-Access! Start learning immediately.

100% Free! Start learning immediately.

$332
$415