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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: 7 October 2021; 20 January 2022
  • 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.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

Our standard booking terms and conditions apply.

Email us to find out how: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

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

'I loved using Adobe Animation to animate my characters, and making new characters'

'I enjoyed learning new programmes'

'All of my animation questions were answered and I benefited from one-to-one time with Simone'

Tutor profile: Simone Hunt is a professional 3D animator and game artist.

Simone is currently a lecturer and tutor, as well as previously being the Senior Technician, in the animation department at Nottingham Trent University.

She has worked for over ten years making professional 3D animations and concept art in various forms.

Simone recently premiered a short film at 3D Animation for Professionals, delivered by The Animation Workshop in Denmark.

She has a true passion for 3D animation and provides her students with the best support possible.

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 £450

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £450

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418