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MA Moving Image

This course develops conceptual thinkers and professionals who can deliver ideas across moving image industries.

Our moving image course has been designed for students who are looking for an innovative, creative and critical opportunity to develop their work. You will engage with video, digital editing, sound and animation to build a strong conceptual and technical basis for your development. We provide opportunities to work in more traditional areas of moving image such as short narrative film, promotions, and branding, animation and motion graphics whilst also developing skills in areas such as 3D projection, video mapping, and CGI.

The course forms an intensive arena for the discussion, development, and production of high quality original audio-visual work. You will also be encouraged to engage with the wider context of moving image practice, for instance through submitting work to festivals and competitions. There may be opportunities to work on ‘live’ industry briefs or with start-ups from the incubation area. You will be invited to attend guest lectures from industry professionals and participate in industry-focused projects, collaborations, and workplace visits.

The need for both film and video content means that there is a growing need not just for producers but also digital advertising professionals who have a deep understanding of the whole workflow around moving image.


1 year full time

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Ravensbourne University London

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Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent non-UK qualifications) in a relevant subject, or an equivalent professional qualification in a related subject area.

If you are applying directly from an undergraduate degree course without experience or professional practice you must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of your chosen subject area.

In order to be eligible for a course, you will need to be a competent speaker and writer of English. This also applies if you are from the European Union, or if you're from a country outside the EU. You need to provide us with an IELTS or equivalent English language qualification demonstrating a minimum of 5.5 or CEFR Level B2 in each component. 

If you are applying as a Tier 4 student, please read the English Language requirements  or contact postgrad@rave.ac.uk for more detailed information. 

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Selection criteria

We welcome applicants who are able to demonstrate their abilities through prior academic qualifications and/or previous employment. 

To get a holistic view of your ability and aptitude to succeed on the course we will also consider your enthusiasm and interest in the subject area, how you manage the creative process, and your study and professional skills.

Course structure

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Unit 1: Technology Issues

In the Technology Issues unit you will have the opportunity to prototype ideas and engage with industry standard processes, techniques and technology relevant to moving image.

Unit 2: Research Process

The Research Process and Technology units will enable you to deepen your conceptual thinking and technical application through the development of your individual practice.

Unit 3: Business and Innovation

The business context of new technologies has transformed the relationships between traditional film, video and digital formats.

Unit 4: Concept and Prototyping

The Concept and Prototyping unit will develop your main concepts with reference to theoretical and business contexts.

Unit 5: Major project

The Major Project represents the culmination of students’ investigation and the final stage of the research strategy. This is a substantial piece of self-managed work that is underpinned by advanced practice-based methodologies and processes.


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