BA (Hons) Motion Graphics

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BA (Hons) Motion Graphics 2021

The fine details

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.

3 years full time
Start date
September 2021
Validating body
Ravensbourne University London

Entry requirements

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.


Qualifications accepted:

  • 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

Selection criteria

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.

Course structure


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.

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)
  • Animation
  • Visual communication and typography
  • Live action
  • Information design
  • Branding
  • Cross media concept development
  • History, context and future potential of motion graphic design.


Top reasons to apply

  1. Outstanding industry contacts
  2. Excellent job opportunities
  3. Aligned to industry
  4. Linking creativity & skills
  5. Live industry briefs
  6. Award winning course


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.

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