Design Bootcamp

Topic: Design for Animators
Skill Level: Intermediate
Type: 12 Week Intensive

About This Course 

This Course shows you how to put Design knowledge into practice through real world projects. You’ll be doing professional Style Frames and Storyboards in no time. You will learn how to solve problems visually through the use of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator in a practical manner. At the end of this course you will have learned the fundamentals of design and how it applies to real projects.


You’ll need to be comfortable using Photoshop and Illustrator. You should understand the basic principles of design. If you are not there yet, we recommend taking Photoshop + Illustrator Unleashed first. 

Schedule and Course Length

12 Weeks of Design Bootcamp
Week 1: Orientation week
Week 2 - 3 Lessons and Assignments
Week 4: Focus Week (no new assignments or lessons this week)
Weeks 5 - 6: Lessons and Assignments
Week 7: Focus Week
Week 8 - 9: Lessons and Assignments
Week 10 - 12: Extended Critiques 

Instructor - Mike Frederick 

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. 

Course Format 

Our flexible course format makes it possible to be engaged from anywhere in the world on your own schedule. All of our courses are taught completely online through pre-recorded lesson videos, podcasts, and handouts. Students typically receive homework assignments twice per week, which have soft deadlines. All student work is critiqued by our highly trained Teaching Assistants. School of Motion TA's are professional motion designers with real life experience in the industry. They will be there for you throughout the entire session to critique your work in our proprietary critique portal. Our TA's are able to critique as many versions of your work as you would like to submit during the duration of the session; so you get the feedback you need to sharpen your skills. During the course you will be invited to a private Facebook group that contains all of the Teaching Assistants and students in your session. This is a great tool for connecting, asking or answering questions, sharing thoughts or insights, and winning cool contests! 


  • 15-20 hours per week 
  • 12 Assignments (typically assigned on Mondays and Thursdays with soft deadlines the next day)

Required Software 

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (18.0 or Higher) Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 (17.0 or Higher)


$997 or 3 payments of $349 ($1047 total) Click here to view the next open enrollment. 

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