Adobe After Effects Level One


Faculty: Film
Duration: 3 Saturdays (12pm to 5:30pm)
Delivery: Online
Level: 101
Start Date: TBC
Course Director: Keith Bailey
Fees: €410
Certification: Pulse College Certificate


The course will follow the official workbook from Adobe Systems (one reference copy supplied) and additionally will include examples of real-world broadcast compositing. Attendees will also become comfortable exploring the connections from After Effects to other Creative Suite products such as Premiere Pro, Media Encoder and Bridge.

This is a comprehensive tour of Adobe After Effects covering ingest through to export guided by the only Adobe Certified Instructor for After Effects in all-Ireland.

All students to supply their own copy of Adobe Systems workbook: After Effects CC Classroom in a Book.

Day One
Day One
  • Learning the Workflow
  • Basic Compositing
  • Using Effects & Presets
  • Working with Photoshop Layers
  • Keyframing & Creating Animation
Day Two
Day Two
  • Parenting, Track Mattes, Slideshows and Audio
  • Working with Masks: Replacing Computer Screen Content
  • Creating Vignettes
  • Compositing & Colour Considerations
  • Introduction to Expressions: Inertia Bounce & Wiggle
Day Three
Day Three
  • Animating Text: Typewriter, Random and Centre Reveals
  • All about Text Animators
  • Animating a Logo
  • Building a Lower Third for Premiere Pro
  • Rendering and Exporting


Keith Bailey is Ireland’s only Final Cut Studio Master Trainer, as well as being an Adobe Certified Instructor in Premiere Pro and After Effects.

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This course is suitable for anyone working with animation, motion graphics, advertising or promotions looking to improve their media skills and discover the creative possibilities of this industry standard software. No previous experience is required.

There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.

Upon receiving your application form our Admissions Team will be in contact to discuss securing your course place.

Educational Requirements

No industry experience is required and applicants may be accepted without formal academic qualifications.


There is no interview application for this course.


Irish / EU (Residing in Ireland)

Total Fee: €410*

*Full Payment Required to Confirm Place

International / EU (living outside of Ireland)

Total Fee: €410*

*Full Payment Required to Confirm Place