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. With the growth of digital culture, motion graphics has become one of the fastest expanding areas of design. A BA (Hons) in Motion Graphics will open up opportunities for all budding designers with an interest in graphics, animation and film. Learn to combine these disciplines and realise your personal creative potential. What can this course do for you? We are surrounded by motion graphics; you just have to look at any screen. Whether it is on your phone, computer or behind your favourite band at a concert, the chances are you will see the work of a motion graphics designer. Because of this, motion graphics is currently one of the fastest growing areas in design. Motion Graphics is a design discipline that sits at the intersection of graphic design and animation. It calls for skills within both disciplines, as well as from filmmaking, to deliver short form motion content. A motion graphics designer will typically create sequences of a few seconds duration up to two or three minutes. These sequences can include title sequences, information pieces, web content, cross media branding, advertising material and promotions. Currently there is a big increase in the use of motion graphics in experiential design for the likes of exhibitions and events, which is reflected in the content of the course. The Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Motion Graphics is one of the only courses in the country focused exclusively on developing the full range of skills and knowledge needed to work in the motion graphics industry. During the course, you will receive portfolio reviews from industry professionals and ongoing mentoring and technical advice from the tutors. Graduates from the course find work with major media and broadcast companies, large design agencies and smaller cutting-edge companies as well as launching successful careers as freelancers. Many of our graduates find employment at facilities houses where they are involved in designing and creating work for the film, television and advertising industries, as well as working in visual effects and other specialized areas. Many large companies now employ their own in-house motion graphic designers as an integral part of their design and promotion teams. Another emerging area of work for motion graphics designers is creating content for exhibitions and events and in working in associated areas such as music video and theatre.

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]

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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