NFTS Scotland: Adobe After Effects In Person

Short course


​​In Person delivery,  with COVID-19 protocols in place, as required

*If you are booking travel and accommodation to attend this course, please contact us in advance to advise us, and book flexibly where possible as we are unable to cover the cost of additional expenses in the event of a course cancellation.*

This introductory course will introduce participants to the concepts of working with motion graphics and VFX in Adobe After Effects, and move them to the next level of confidence and skill to create amazing motion graphics and produce smooth animations and special effects in a professional environment.

Through practical exercises participants will get to grips with:

The After Effects interface
Text Layers
Working with 3D
And more

This course is suitable for participants interested in a career in post-production, visual and/or digital effects, or are at an early stage in their post-production career.

Experience working with 2D graphics and Adobe software such as Photoshop will be beneficial.

About the tutor

Trudy Shillum is a senior graphic designer at BBC Scotland and has been with the BBC for 21 years. Her work includes graphics for BBC Bitesize, Panorama, Take Me Out, BBC World Service and BBC Radio. 



Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £425
Corporate Rate: £850

Bursaries are available for those who are eligible. 


A limited number of bursaries are available for all of our short courses. If you wish to apply for a bursary to contribute to the costs of your course, please read the bursary guidelines below carefully to confirm your eligibility. Please do not apply to a course unless you are sure you meet the bursary eligibility criteria, or can pay for the course by other means.

Please apply as far in advance of the course date as possible to give yourself the best chance of securing a supported place, as we may not be able to accommodate all applications. We aim to advise successful applicants no later than 10 working days prior to the course start date. 

Once you have submitted your course application, your bursary application, and supporting documents, should be submitted to

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines (Word doc)

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form (pdf)

If you are not eligible for an NFTS Scotland bursary, please read our Alternative Funding Avenues document (pdf) which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help. Please submit your application in plenty of time as timescales for funders differ. 


How to apply

Application deadline:

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