Ravensbourne University London - BA (Hons) Motion Graphics

Ravensbourne University London

BA (Hons) Motion Graphics

Why study this motion graphics degree?

  • This is a long established, forward-looking course with a unique focus on all aspects of motion graphics.
  • Students develop a wide range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to underpin their creative design work.
  • The syllabus is aligned to industry but also promotes creativity and individuality.
  • Across all years, students have access to the course’s outstanding industry contacts.
  • As well as developing their design skills students explore the history, context and future potential of motion graphics.
  • Being based in London, the course can provide many opportunities to visit design studios, postproduction houses, major broadcasters, exhibitions and industry events.
  • On graduation our students have excellent employment opportunities.

The Motion Graphics degree course at Ravensbourne University London combines digital technology and creative design to equip you with the full range of practical and theoretical skills required to build a successful career within the creative industries.

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

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.

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:

  • Two A levels, grade C or above
  • Four AS levels, grade C or above
  • Two vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level three 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.


Academic 5.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each component: reading, writing, speaking, listening.

Career Prospects

Students graduate with strong conceptual and design skills along with technical expertise and industry knowledge. You will be ready to take up a broad range of careers in the creative world.

Motion Graphics graduates work in areas such as advertising, branding, broadcast, film, designing for online use, information design, exhibition and event design, music video and experiential design.

Course Details

Year 1

Students develop key skills that will underpin their work across the rest of the course. These include conceptual thinking, storytelling, animation, visualisation, visual communication, typography and video production.

This is underpinned by introductions to the key software used on the course, Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterFx, Premier Pro and Cinema 4D. All of this software is available free for students on the course.

Students develop analytical thinking through their contextual studies, and examine the history and context of the motion graphics industry.

Year 2

The skills attained in the first year are brought together in the second year through longer projects that reflect the areas that motion graphic designers might typically work in.

These projects will include:

  • Branding
  • Information Design
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Experiential Design
  • Other areas that are touched on include film and television title sequences and music video

Students also get the opportunity to collaborate with students from other courses through the two elective units.

They will also have opportunities to engage with industry professionals, work on live briefs and take up internships or work experience.

Year 3

The final year is focused on creating a personal portfolio of work that reflects individual student's skills and aspirations as a motion graphics designer.

All projects apart from one are self-initiated by the students and the briefs are developed in conjunction with tutors.

Students are required to enter one competition, of their own choice from a list provided by tutors.

Across the term, students have on-going mentoring and technical advice, and occasional workshops.

In term 3 students are given the opportunity to engage in portfolio reviews with industry professionals.

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