Postgraduate courses starting January 2021
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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.
International students can apply directly via our Online Applicant Portal.
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.
Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work which 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.
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.
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:
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.
Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Illustration for Communication
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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:
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.
If you have any questions, we'd love to hear from you. Just use the contact details below or chat to our students.
Ravensbourne University London
6 Penrose Way
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