Course overview

  • Starts: Sep 2024
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Mode: Full time
  • UCAS code: W280
  • Fees: UK: £9,250 / INT: £17,000

Ideal for: budding designers who wish to create work that brings together graphic design, animation and video production.

Get your career in motion.

Motion graphics is at the forefront of visual communication. With the growth of digital culture, motion graphics has become one of the fastest expanding areas of design. A BA (Hons) in Motion Graphics will open up opportunities for all budding designers with an interest in graphics, animation and film. Learn to combine these disciplines and realise your personal creative potential.


Motion Graphics showcase - poster image

W1 Curates show of Ravensbourne Motion Graphics work in London’s Oxford Street: June 2020

Students and staff from ITV looking at a laptop screen.

ITV x Motion Graphics Collaboration

Ravensbourne Motion Graphics class of 2020

Ravensbourne Motion Graphics class of 2020


Visit Behance for this class' graduate work.



Asim Zubair-Bawa studente work - cover image

Asim Zubair-Bawa Lyric video for "Impact" by SG Lewis, Robyn, Channel Tres

Student work by Aaron Gunasingham

Work by student Aaron Gunasingham G&MS: Channel Branding

Edward Pond cover image

Work by student Edward Pond RSA Student Design Awards 2021: The Future We Choose

Harry Bartlam

Work by student Harry Bartlam Cartier Love Bracelet: Advert

Student work by Christian Byrne

Christian Byrne Lyric video for "Chicken Town" by John Cooper-Clarke

Jack Kerr Title Sequence: Cybernetics

Jack Kerr Title Sequence: Cybernetics

Christian Byrne DeNovo

Christian Byrne DeNovo: Channel Branding

Aoife Magennis Electric Picnic Festival: Branding

Aoife Magennis Electric Picnic Festival: Branding

Sam Singleton Think before you share

Sam Singleton Think before you share

Why study this motion graphics degree?

  1. This is a long established, forward-looking course with a unique focus on all aspects of motion graphics.
  2. Students develop a wide range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to underpin their creative design work.
  3. The syllabus is aligned to industry but also promotes creativity and individuality. With strong established partnerships with industry, we ensure relevance and quality in a rapidly evolving discipline. Our industry partners include Territory Studio, We Are Seventeen, Inertia, Alchemy TV, BBC Creative, ITV Studios and many more
  4. As well as developing their design skills students explore the history, context and future potential of motion graphics. The course structure allows you time to evolve your craft and design thinking, leading to a richer portfolio
  5. Being based in London, the course can provide many opportunities to visit design studios, postproduction houses, major broadcasters, exhibitions and industry events.
  6. On graduation our students have excellent employment opportunities.

The Motion Graphics degree course at Ravensbourne University London combines digital technology with animation and design principles to equip you with the full range of practical and theoretical skills required to build a successful career within this in-demand discipline.

The three-year undergraduate course encompasses key skills including animation, storytelling, graphic design, 2D and 3D software, video production and experiential design, as well as exploring the history, context and future potential of motion graphics.

Combining these skills with industry-standard software including After Effects and Cinema 4D, you’ll create motion graphics for film, television, online, mobile, music and live events.

Through the course’s well-established industry connections, you’ll be introduced to a wide range of guest speakers and visit design studios, post production houses and major broadcasters.

In your final year you will be given individual advice by industry experts on how to develop your portfolio and prepare for the job market.

You will graduate agile and industry ready – as proven by our excellent employment record.


Key study topics

  • Short form narrative
  • Software skills
  • Animation and design principles
  • Visual communication and typography
  • Video production
  • Information design
  • Branding
  • Experiential design
  • Industry context and design history.

The specifics

Alumni stories


Prototyping suite

Prototyping suite

Our rapid prototyping suite helps students to turn ideas into realistic proofs of concept with the use of state-of-the-art 2d and 3d printing and fabrication.

Students can run off a working 3d prototype in less than a day, laser cut a range of 2d and 3d printed materials or use the latest dye-sublimation fabric printers to add incredible patterns to fabric.

We also have one of the world’s first and best multi-material Polyjet printers to produce detailed and precise prototypes that have a final-product look and feel.

Training is provided on specialist equipment and our helpful and friendly staff are on hand to support you in turning your ideas into working prototypes.

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iMac suite at Ravensbourne

iMac suite at Ravensbourne University - ideal for design students and computing students.

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Materials library

The Ravensbourne materials library is curated by Material ConneXion, a business that introduces brands to the latest material innovations.

The materials scientists at Material ConneXion select innovative materials relevant to the courses at Ravensbourne and that reflect current trends in design and manufacturing.

Samples of these materials are then added to the library so students and staff can browse the physical collection for inspiration, material ideas and applications.

The library hosts 1,500 material samples and an interactive table for further research and access to the Material ConneXion database.

External visitor information

If you wish to come and see the materials library and have a short tour, please contact us to organise.

The materials library can be used by external students registered with the SCONUL access scheme.

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Library at Ravensbourne

The Ravensbourne University library has a large collection of print, online and multimedia resources available for staff and students to use.

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