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)
- Visual communication and typography
- Live action
- Information design
- Cross media concept development
- History, context and future potential of motion graphic design.
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.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17|
|PTE Academic||42||PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Trinity 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
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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