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Animation for Beginners

CPDUK Accredited | 50% OFF Certificate & Transcript

163 Students enrolled on this course 4.8 (8 Reviews)

clock Last updated March 30, 2023

The Animation for Beginners Course is a wonderful learning opportunity for anyone who has a passion for this topic and is interested in enjoying a long career in the relevant industry. It’s also for anyone who is already working in this field and looking to brush up their knowledge and boost their career with a recognised certification.     

This Animation for Beginners Course consists of several modules that take around 5 hours to complete. The course is accompanied by instructional videos, helpful illustrations, how-to instructions and advice.

The course is offered online at a very affordable price. That gives you the ability to study at your own pace in the comfort of your home. You can access the modules from anywhere and from any device.

Why choose this course

  • Earn an e-certificate upon successful completion.
  • Accessible, informative modules taught by expert instructors
  • Study in your own time, at your own pace, through your computer tablet or mobile device
  • Benefit from instant feedback through mock exams and multiple-choice assessments
  • Get 24/7 help or advice from our email and live chat teams
  • Full Tutor Support on Weekdays

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment


Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to obtain your course completion PDF Certificate at £9.99. Print copy by post is also available at an additional cost of £15.99 and the same for PDF and printed transcripts.

Course Curriculum

Introduction 00:02:00
The 12 Principles of Animation
Introduction of the 12 principles of Animation 00:02:00
Squash and Stretch 00:03:00
Ease In and Out 00:02:00
Timing 00:02:00
Anticipation 00:04:00
Follow Through and Overlapping Action 00:02:00
Exaggeration 00:02:00
Arcs 00:04:00
Secondary action 00:02:00
Pose to Pose and Straight Ahead 00:02:00
Appeal 00:01:00
Staging 00:01:00
Solid Drawing 00:01:00
Jumping Elephant part 1 00:14:00
Jumping Elephant part 2 00:18:00
Introduction 00:10:00
Overview of The App Flippa Clip 00:05:00
Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 1 00:23:00
Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 2, Overlapping Action 00:07:00
Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 3, Adding The Ears 00:06:00
Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 4, Outlines 00:15:00
Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 5, Clean up 00:06:00
Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 6, Adding the eyes 00:08:00
Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 7, Adding the Pupils 00:04:00
Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 8, Coloring 00:06:00
Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 9, Adding Shadows 00:16:00
Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 10, Adding Background 00:14:00
Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 11, Coloring the Background 00:15:00
Runcycle – INTRODUCTION 00:05:00
RunCycle of a Cartoony Bunny – Part 1, Draw the frames 00:17:00
RunCycle of a Cartoony Bunny – Part 2, Refining the Drawings 00:11:00
RunCycle of a Cartoony Bunny – Part 3, Adding the Ears 00:07:00
RunCycle of a Cartoony Bunny – Part 4, Front Run 00:28:00
RunCycle of a Cartoony Bunny – Part 5, Adding the Facials 00:08:00
Dialogue – Drawing Thumbnails 00:05:00
Dialogue – Timing the Key Poses 00:21:00
Dialogue – Polishing the Animation 00:09:00
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Frequently asked questions

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Are there any prerequisites for taking the course?

There are no specific prerequisites for this course, nor are there any formal entry requirements. All you need is an internet connection, a good understanding of English and a passion for learning for this course.

Can I access the course at any time, or is there a set schedule?

You have the flexibility to access the course at any time that suits your schedule. Our courses are self-paced, allowing you to study at your own pace and convenience.

How long will I have access to the course?

For this course, you will have access to the course materials for 1 year only. This means you can review the content as often as you like within the year, even after you've completed the course. However, if you buy Lifetime Access for the course, you will be able to access the course for a lifetime.

Is there a certificate of completion provided after completing the course?

Yes, upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate can be a valuable addition to your professional portfolio and can be shared on your various social networks.

Can I switch courses or get a refund if I'm not satisfied with the course?

We want you to have a positive learning experience. If you're not satisfied with the course, you can request a course transfer or refund within 14 days of the initial purchase.

How do I track my progress in the course?

Our platform provides tracking tools and progress indicators for each course. You can monitor your progress, completed lessons, and assessments through your learner dashboard for the course.

What if I have technical issues or difficulties with the course?

If you encounter technical issues or content-related difficulties with the course, our support team is available to assist you. You can reach out to them for prompt resolution.

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