Motion Graphics BA (Hons)

This course is recognised within the media and broadcasting industry as the premier course in the UK for developing creative thinkers with strong technical expertise in motion graphics.

The course provides a stimulating education in motion graphics, including animation, storytelling, typography, promotions and branding, all underpinned by the creative use of digital technology. Emphasis is placed on vocational working, and embraces theory, research and analysis of project work. You will be encouraged to develop your individual creative ability and support this with the development of a high level of technical skill.

Graduates can pursue design roles in the broadcast industry, create title sequences, channel brands and programme content sequences, as well as direct promos and music videos. They are also equipped for jobs in creative direction, digital interactive media, corporate video, advertising, exhibition, events and graphic design.

You will learn through a mixture of practice and theory-based learning; this will include lectures, seminars, workshops, individual tutorials, self-directed study and projects. You will be guided by professionally qualified and experienced teaching staff and visiting speakers from industry.

Creative Skillset

This course is recognised and accredited by Creative Skillset as providing exceptional standards of training in line with industry.

The Creative Skillset Tick is a quality mark of quality indicating the courses and apprenticeships best suited to prepare you for a career in the Creative Industries.

6 reasons to apply for this course

  1. Outstanding industry contacts 

  2. Excellent job opportunities 

  3. Aligned to industry 

  4. Linking creativity & skills 

  5. Live industry briefs 

  6. Award winning course 

About this course


3 years full time


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Entry requirements

For this course students should have a background in art & design, creative media, or graphic design. Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C or above) or equivalent (including English and Mathematics) and also to hold at least one of the following or equivalent UK or international qualification:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A level, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 28 points or above

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Key study topics

  • Channel Branding
  • Title Sequences
  • Promotions and Advertising Design
  • Kinetic Typography
  • Cross Media Concepts


I gained access to a range of internship and freelancing opportunities during my 3 years at Ravensbourne and I received a number of job offers after graduation. I even felt enough confidence to fulfil my real ambition and kickstart my own branding practice.Bence Bilekov, Founder and Creative Director, Awake, Graduate, BA (Hons) Motion Graphics

We’ve struck gold with our two motion graphics graduates: they’re professional, team players and have impressive skills.Federico Gaggio, Executive Creative Director, Discovery Networks

What the next three years will look like

You 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.

Year 1

You will study: concepts; typography; motion graphics; branding; communication and visualisation; the industry of your profession; planning for enterprise, and theory and context.

Year 2

You will study: vision; sound and action; cross media concepts; integrated branding; information design; promotions and advertising; collaboration; entrepreneurship, and dissertation preparation.

Year 3

You will study: typographic design; competitions; self-initiated portfolio projects; major project work and report writing; and a dissertation.


Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Moving Image.

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