Ravensbourne University London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Ravensbourne

Motion Graphics

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Course summary

Motion Graphics is at the forefront of visual communication. As skilled designers and storytellers, Motion Designers utilise a wide range of creative disciplines including graphic design, branding, animation, illustration and video production. If you want to become part of this exciting and ever-evolving world, then Motion Graphics is the course for you. Through our well-established industry links, you will engage with professional practice from day one. Learning industry-standard software, underpinned with solid design thinking, you will develop your own unique combination of creative and technical skills and graduate as an agile and industry-ready motion designer. This course combines digital technology and creative design to equip students with the full range of theoretical and practical skills required for a successful career in the entertainment and creative industries. It will open up opportunities for all budding motion designers, animators, filmmakers and visual effects compositors to realise their potential. The course covers key areas including animation, storytelling, graphic design, 3D graphics, video production, interactive content creation and digital compositing. It also explores the historical, contextual and future potential of motion graphic design. Using the latest industry-standard specialist software, students create contemporary motion graphics, both 2D and 3D for film, digital TV, mobile, web, games, and other creative outlets. Key study topics include:

  • Short form narrative (animation and live action)
  • Animation
  • Visual communication and typography
  • Live action
  • Information design
  • Branding
  • Cross media concept development
  • History, context and future potential of motion graphic design.

Course details


Year 1: Students will build fundamental skills in conceptual thinking, storytelling, graphic design, branding, communication and visualisation. There is an emphasis on understanding the industry and exploring the broad role of the motion graphic designer. We encourage students to start thinking about their contextual studies research throughout this year. Year 2: All the skills attained in the first year will be brought together in the second year in longer projects that reflect the sort of real-life work motion graphic designers might typically do. These projects will include: film and television title sequences information graphics advertising and promotional films music video and branding. Students will also get the opportunity to collaborate with students from other courses and choose elective units that reflect their personal interests. They will also have the chance to engage with industry professionals and get opportunities to work on live briefs and take up internships. Year 3: The final year is focused on creating a personal portfolio of work that reflects student's skills and aspirations as a motion graphics designer. They will: be required to do one competition or live brief but otherwise all briefs can be self initiated receive portfolio reviews from industry professionals have on-going mentoring and technical advice attend specialist workshops.

Assessment method

Students will be continually assessed through presentation of written and project work. Assessment in the final year is through submission of a dissertation, portfolio of work and showreel.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Students will also be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/4 or above) or equivalent (including English) .

Additional entry requirements


Please see our website for advice on how to prepare your portfolio and sketchbook or showreel : - https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/your-interview-and-portfolio/


You will be invited to a friendly online interview which you must pass in order to successfully gain entry to this programme.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17
PTE Academic42PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College London - B2 SELT ISE II. Pass Overall with Pass in each component.

Please view our website for full English Language requirements and options. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Ravensbourne English Language Requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

*All fees shown are correct for 2021/22 academic year and are subject to change.
Motion Graphics at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS