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BA (Hons) Motion Graphics

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Motion Graphics is an understanding of how both movement and time impact on design. This course is recognised within the media and broadcasting industries as the premier course for developing creative thinkers with technical expertise.

This course provides a stimulating education in motion graphics, underpinned by the creative use of graphic design and digital technology. Students are encouraged to develop skills in animation, storytelling, typography, promotion and branding. Emphasis is placed on vocational working alongside research and analysis of project work. You will be encouraged to develop your individual creative ability alongside learning industry ready skills. Teaching staff and visiting professionals will bring a workplace perspective to the course as well as supporting you in your future choices.

Graduates often work within the broadcast industry and create title sequences, channel brands, graphics for TV programmes, and TV promotional trailers. Graduates also work in advertising agencies, the corporate video industry and broader areas of graphic design.

This year the Miscarriage Association chose to use videos from three of Ravensbourne's Motion Graphics student's for their “Simply say 'I'm sorry” campaign. Here are the animation videos and subsequent discussions between Alice Rose Parker, Anthony Hollis and Nawaraj Gurung and the National Director of the Miscarriage Association, Ruth Bender Atik about the development of these videos.

Course details



3 years full time

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Entry requirements

For this course students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English) and also to hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK or international qualifications.

Alternatively, we also welcome applicants who are able to demonstrate their abilities through the submission of a relevant portfolio showing their skills, abilities and suitability to the course. We may also consider the combination of a portfolio and academic qualifications, progress made during studies or relevant work experience when assessing if an applicant meets our entry requirements.

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, 28 points or above
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Admission queries: admissions@rave.ac.uk


  • Digital interactive media
  • Corporate video
  • Advertising
  • Digital advertising
  • Creative direction

What your course 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 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 you to start thinking about your contextual studies research throughout this year.

Year 2

You will gain a greater understanding of cross media concepts, integrated branding, narrative, shooting and editing. We set briefs that encourage you to collaborate with industry and other students, as well as helping you to further your contextual understanding of motion graphics.

Year 3

You will bring your learning together in a self-directed motion graphic design project, ready for exhibition at the degree show. We ask you to show your contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation. You will bring together your work in an industry ready portfolio and showreel, and at the same time you will be required to enter external competitions and festivals.


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


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Top reasons to apply for this course

  • Outstanding industry contacts
  • Excellent job opportunities
  • Aligned to industry
  • Linking creativity & skills
  • Live industry briefs
  • Award winning course

Key study topics

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

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