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2D Animation Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to 2D Animation

  • What is 2D Animation?
  • Types of 2D Animation
  • Key Principles of Animation
  • Overview of Animation Process

Module 2: Character Design

  • Importance of Character Design in Animation
  • Anatomy and Proportion
  • Developing a Character's Personality and Backstory
  • Creating a Model Sheet
  • Tips and Tricks for Designing Appealing Characters   

Module 3: Storyboarding

  • What is Storyboarding?
  • Why is Storyboarding Important?
  • Elements of Good Storyboard
  • Techniques for Creating Effective Storyboards
  • Tips for Working Efficiently in Storyboard Phase

Module 4: Animation Techniques

  • Keyframe Animation Vs Twining
  • Frame-By-Frame Animation
  • Cut-Out Animation
  • Working with Key Poses
  • Tips for Smooth and Natural-Looking Animation

Module 5: Sound Design

  • Role of Sound in Animation
  • Types of Sound Effects
  • Music to Enhance Emotional Impact of Scenes
  • Recording and Editing Sound Effects
  • Tips for Creating Cohesive and Immersive Audio Experience

Module 6: Post-Production

  • Cleaning Up and Optimising Animation Files
  • Adding Special Effects
  • Compositing
  • Colour Grading
  • Exporting Animation Files for Distribution

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Who should attend this 2D Animation Training Course?

This 2D Animation Course is designed to equip individuals with the skills and techniques needed to create two-dimensional animations for various mediums such as film, television, advertising, and digital platforms. This training course is beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Animators
  • Graphic Designers
  • Video Editors
  • Web Designers
  • Game Developers
  • Digital Artists
  • Content Creators

Prerequisites of the 2D Animation Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this 2D Animation Course. However, basic artistic skills and visual storytelling skills would be beneficial for the delegates.


2D Animation Training Course Overview

2D Animation, a pivotal element of Animation Courses, holds immense significance in today's digital era. Its application spans various creative industries, making it a sought-after skill. This form of animation breathes life into static images, transforming them into captivating visual narratives.

Understanding the nuances of Design Course and Design Animation is crucial for professionals in the creative sector. It's especially relevant for graphic designers, animators, game developers, and visual artists. Mastering these skills is essential for those involved in Animation Courses or Graphic Design Courses.

The Knowledge Academy's 1-day Design Training equips delegates with essential skills in 2D animation. This intensive course focuses on practical techniques and industry-standard practices. Delegates will gain hands-on experience, paving the way for proficiency in graphic design animation.

Course Objectives:

  • To introduce the fundamentals of 2D animation
  • To develop skills in animation and design software
  • To enhance storytelling abilities through animation
  • To provide insights into industry best practices
  • To foster creativity and technical proficiency in animation

Upon completion, delegates will have a solid foundation in 2D animation principles. They'll be equipped with practical skills to create engaging animations, setting a path for further exploration in Design Courses. This training is a stepping stone to excelling in the dynamic field of animation and design.

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What’s included in this 2D Animation Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • 2D Animation Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

2D Animation Training FAQs


2D Animation is a type of animation that involves creating characters and objects in two dimensions on a flat surface, such as paper or a computer screen.
There are no formal prerequisites for attending this 2D Animation Training course.
This training course is designed for everyone who wants to create their own animated content.
There are various features of 2D Animation, including flat imagery, hand-drawn or digitally created characters, character-driven limited motion, motion graphics, Cel animation, and cut-out animation.
2D Animation is beneficial for cost-effectiveness and can effectively communicate complex ideas. It is also flexible in terms of artistic styles and can evoke nostalgia and charm in viewers.
This course is [ ] day(s)
2D animator is responsible for developing ideas for 2D Animation projects, creating and manipulating 2D characters, meeting project deadlines, and delivering high-quality work.
In this 2D Animation Training course, you will learn about types of 2D animation, character design, anatomy, and proportion, creating a model sheet, cut-out animation, the role of sound in animation, creating a cohesive audio experience, colour grading, exporting animation files for distribution, and related topics.
The price for 2D Animation Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for 2D Animation Training.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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