Graphics, Animation & Effects - Certificate Program

Today’s films require an army of skilled visual effects artists. Get a jump on your visual effects career and become an essential part of modern film making with our video editing courses and Adobe classes. They provide the training and experience in the most-used visual effects tools that you need to make your way into the entertainment industry


This Graphics, Animation & Effects program teaches the most important visual effects media and tools used for film, television, commercial, and webisode creation. In-depth instruction covers what’s behind the major software, giving you the insight and expertise of the pros so you can produce the kind of cutting-edge graphics that turn heads.

Students learn to design and apply stunning visual effects and put together dynamic content in Adobe classes using Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Cinema 4D, Nuke and Maya. Mastering this software is inevitable under the expert training of successful industry pros teaching with a hands-on approach in our professional-quality studios. Your education will be technical, comprehensive, and focused on giving you the skills and credentials you need to get a job now.​

Graphics, Animation & Effects at Visual Symphony is one of the best Cinema 4D educational experiences in the country. Students enjoy over 80 hours devoted entirely to this extremely popular 3D application, as well as more than 56 hours of intensive training using Maya. We round out the 3D animation and Motion Graphic Design portion of the program with innovative integration techniques. And through it all, our instructors will make sure you know industry standards and best practices inside and out so you understand what clients want and can exceed their expectations.​

Hundreds of VS graduates have worked as FX artists, 3D techs, graphic designers, motion graphics artists, title designers, and visual effects artists on countless, major feature films and television shows. Our alumni have been instrumental in projects ranging from Comedy Central’s South Park to “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” and Disney’s “Tron Legacy.” If you want the expert visual effects training that only our Adobe courses deliver, you want the Visual Symphony edge.​

  • Master essential visual effects software: Cinema 4D, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Nuke, Maya, Adobe After Effects, and more.
  • Training and coursework in motion graphics and 3D animation, Final Cut Pro Advanced Editing and Color Correction, Maya Essentials, HD Essentials, Advanced Cinema 4D techniques, storyboarding for Motion, and more.
  • ​Expert on-campus Career Counseling and Job Placement Services that have placed hundreds of graduates in top jobs.
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After Effects
Typography Design
Color Theory
Layout and Composition
Motion Graphics Aesthetics
Motion Graphics Workshop
Cinema 4D Essentials
Storyboarding for Motion
Final Cut Pro
Cinema 4D Techniques

Cinema 4D Techniques
Cinema 4D Texturing & Compositing
Maya Essentials
Compositing & Rotoscoping For TV & Film
Title Graphics for TV & Film
Cinema 4D Advanced Rendering Techniques
Motion Graphics & 3D
Mocha Workshop
HD Essentials
Promo Reel Essentials
Motion Graphics Synthesis Workshop


Broadcast Designer
Motion Graphics Artist
Art Director
Title Designer
Menu Graphic Designer
Multimedia Artist
3D Effects Artist
Visual Effects Artist