ACA After Effects

Penryn Campus
Direct line
01326 253688



  • 28 January - 20 March, Monday’s 5-8pm


We offer weekly courses throughout the year.  We also have a 5 day intensive course delivered once a year, normally in the summer months. Learn about After Effects, the industry-standard tool for video compositing, motion graphics design, and animation. With After Effects motion tracking tools, you can stabilize your footage, apply effects to moving objects, or insert new elements into a scene that follows the camera.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn Adobe After effects up to an intermediate advanced level, and create Specials effects and apply them to vector, text and video. Animate text and vector too. You don't need to have any video editing knowledge or experience.

What you'll learn

  • Navigating inside After Effects 
  • Understanding the tools 
  • Organising projects 
  • Animation 
  • Masks & Shapes 
  • Generating Effects 
  • Time and tracking 
  • Animating text and 3D text 
  • Working with Audio 
  • Outputting video 
  • Advanced effects 
  • Adobe Media Encoder

The order may change to accommodate different learning styles. 

This course is currently being developed which will mean the above content will change and full course structure will be unavailable until just before Christmas. 

The ACA exam

You'll take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam on the last day of the course. For more on the exam, look at the After Effects ACA course objectives.

What else should I know?

Should you fail the exam there is a £30 retake fee.


This course is delivered by Susannah Travis, Software Trainer at Falmouth University.

* These courses are for non-Falmouth students. Could current Falmouth students visit