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.
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.
What can this course do for me?
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.
"Studying at Ravensbourne helped me figure out exactly what I wanted to do. The constant stream of industry talks and guest speakers really inspired me and highlighted the different paths my degree could take me."—Alice Parker , Motion Graphics BA (Hons) graduate
Top reasons to apply
Outstanding industry contacts
Excellent job opportunities
Aligned to industry
Linking creativity & skills
Live industry briefs
Award winning course
Students will be continually assessed through the presentation of written and project work. Assessment in the final year is through submission of a dissertation, portfolio of work and showreel.
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.
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
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.
The final year is focused on creating a personal portfolio of work that reflects student's skills and aspirations as a motion graphics designer.
be required to do one competition or live brief but otherwise, all briefs can be self-initiated.
receive portfolio reviews from industry professionals.
have ongoing mentoring and technical advice.
attend specialist workshops.
Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Illustration for Communication.
Key study topics
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
Cross-media concept development
History, context and future potential of motion graphic design
As well as traditional areas such as film, television and advertising, motion graphics are now an integral part of all aspects of our lives from the interface on our mobile phones to installations at performances, exhibitions and events.
Recognising this, companies and agencies of all types are increasingly setting up in-house motion graphics units.
Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.
2 A levels, grade C or above
4 AS levels, grade C or above
2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above
International students will be required to have IELTS with an overall score of 5.5 or above, or TOEFL with an overall score of 72 or above.
If an applicant does not meet the English Language requirement at the point of application, then an additional English condition will be added to any offer of entry. In addition, a pre-sessional English Language course may be offered where appropriate. Eligibility and information will be published on the Pre-Sessional English Language course webpage.
*The above requirements are not exhaustive, and a full list of alternative equivalent qualifications, international qualifications, and additional academic requirements can be found on the Ravensbourne website, or from the Admissions Office if requested.
Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work that shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.
We may also consider a combination of portfolio and academic qualifications and take into consideration progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.
Fees and Scholarships
Annual fee for Home Postgraduate students: £9,250
Annual fee for International Postgraduate students: £16,500
International students making full payment of the above fee by 1 August in the year of entry receive a 5% discount.
International student progressing from Further Education to Higher Education: The cost of the foundation diploma course will be reimbursed over the three years of an undergraduate course. The discount applies for the three years of the undergraduate course and will not be applied to any repeat years.
In addition to any government loans you may be eligible for, Ravensbourne University London has a limited amount of bursaries and scholarships for undergraduate students.
This financial support has been designed to assist in the costs of travel, meals and/or course equipment. Due to restricted funding, and a large number of eligible students, our financial support is limited and is subject to change.
We strongly advise all prospective students to consider all the costs of study including accommodation, travel, equipment, and sustenance whilst undertaking their course and to have alternative means of funding such as part-time work and/or savings.