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Animation for Beginners

Animation for Beginners
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 8 October 2020
  • Course duration: Thursdays 6 – 8:30 pm, ten weeks


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Starting with what feel like simple projects such as flipbooks and zoetropes (the fundamentals of making moving images and tricking the eye), the course quickly moves on to more complex methods of hand drawing and digital animation.


You might be an artist or designer who wants to tackle a new project.

You might be an enthusiastic amateur who wants to try something new.

You might be studying art or design and want to explore animation for your portfolio.

Whatever your background, you’ll be very welcome; you can have no previous knowledge and limited drawing skills and still achieve great results.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course, you’ll have a good understanding of basic animation techniques and knowledge of Adobe software and its capabilities.

You’ll have produced a series of short projects that demonstrate your new skills in animation and making animated characters.

Indicative maximum class size: 10

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course, you will:

  • learn the fundamentals of animation including timing and spacing
  • create optical illusion toys and flip books
  • study the movement of balloons and other objects
  • create character turnarounds
  • animate to a piece of music
  • use Adobe Animate CC and Wacom Cintiq tablets.

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: You should have an interest in animation and a love of animated films, and an eagerness to explore new ways of working and sharing your ideas.

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: You should have an interest in animation and a love of animated films, and an eagerness to explore new ways of working and sharing your ideas.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £395

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £395

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418