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Motion Graphics

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

64 Tariff Points from accepted Level 3 qualifications.

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Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Graphic design

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.

Modules

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 methods

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ravensbourne University London

Department:

Higher Education

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

68%
med
Graphic design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

59%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
61%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,500
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Design occupations
19%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Lower entry requirements
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