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Course summary

Combining technology, creative thinking, and graphic design fundamentals to test, craft, and shape your individual identity as a motion-based thinker and designer across multiple platforms such as UX/UI, web and app design, VR & AR and coding, through the lens of a motion designer. This course has a module structure that facilitates and celebrates exploration, personalisation and interdisciplinary collaboration with peers and industry partners. Industry engagement is integrated throughout the course with a range of exciting activities including live projects, guest lectures, portfolio reviews/ mentoring and specialist practical, theoretical, and technical workshops that will develop and enhance your professional skill set for the future. Modules: Modules include: • The Fundamentals of Graphic Design • Exploring the Motion Graphics Industry • Co-Lab: Research, Exploration and Risk-Taking • Motion Graphics in Context • Developing a Personal Showcase Optional placement year You can choose to take a year-long work placement during your studies, with the chance to gain an additional Diploma or Certificate in Professional Practice, dependent on duration. A placement year will give you the opportunity to gain real, hands-on experience and valuable skills for the future. Course tutors and our Employability team are on hand to support you in applying for placement and professional practice opportunities. Careers and employability You’ll graduate with a bespoke professional showcase of motion[1]based project work that demonstrates your abilities as an agile independent creative thinker and problem solver. You’ll be equipped with the distinctive intellectual, technical, and professional knowledge and skill set required to undertake a wide variety of roles within the creative industries. Areas include broadcast design, exhibition and brand experience, music and entertainment, brand creation, advertising, information design, UX/UI, web and app design, VR/AR/XR, gaming, VFX design and compositing, art direction, creative direction and production design. Your space to create at NTU We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at to find out more. We are also proud to be launching the new Design & Digital Arts building to prepare our graduates for success in professional, technical and commercial careers in the growing cultural and creative industries. This landmark building will place Nottingham as a UK hub for film, television, animation, UX design, games design, graphic design and more. Facilities include: Collaborative studio spaces for each discipline Digital Innovation Lab and VR/Mixed Reality Studio Exhibition spaces TV and Film Studio Black Box studio Film Production editing suites Screen printing room Sound studios Stop Motion Studio Café Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’ Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students’ work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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Tuition fees for 2024 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2023 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Motion Graphics at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS