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  • Objectives
    This course acknowledges the impact of digital technologies and the emergence of animated graphics. It addresses the moving image within a global context and you will be encouraged to push the limits of Motion Graphic Design within an international motion design context. You will learn to develop and research your own work as a motion designer for a wide variety of industries including television graphics, music graphics, motion shorts, title sequences for film, digital interfaces, exhibitions, museums, theatre and so on.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Prospective applicants should be (or about to become) graduates of a British university or equivalent institute of Higher Education. Preference will be given to good honours graduates although exceptional applicants from a non-academic background will also be considered. If applying for a design specialisation, you are also required to show a professional portfolio of work. Entry requirements: good honours degree (2.2 minimum) in a relevant art and design subject or relevant experience, supported by a suitable portfolio of work or evidence of publication. Applications will be considered from non-art and design related subject areas.
  • Academic Title
    MA Motion Graphic Design
  • Course description
    Assessment is by coursework at the end of each stage, culminating in the exposition of your work towards the end of the course.

    Resources and facilities
    The MA is hosted by the School of Art and Design, giving students access to a range of excellent dedicated facilities within the School, ranging from traditional media through to industry-standard digital technology centres. Facilities are supervised by skilled technical personnel.

    How do you study?
    The course lectures and seminars are delivered by University tutors, invited designers, artists and other visiting professionals. Students will receive individual and group tutorials as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary working and regular peer-review presentations.

    You will receive support through your studies from our excellent teaching staff and have email contact with your tutors. Access to lecture notes and reading material will also be provided via the University’s Virtual Learning Portal.

    The School of Art and Design has developed excellent links with the design industry. The visiting lecturer programme will put you in touch with design professionals and, most importantly, assist your in making contacts in the industry.

    Course content
    This modular MA is designed to offer a framework for advanced study and to develop core skills in a number of areas, including:

        * research methodologies
        * the professional and cultural contextualisation of work
        * practical project experimentation and realisation
        * critical and reflective evaluation.

    All skills are developed as the course progresses, with the aim of preparing students for a major MA individual or group research project.

    Modules are designed to encourage interdisciplinary working. The Context and Research module, for example, is delivered to the entire postgraduate community, thus giving students the opportunity to exchange ideas and analysis. This form of dialogue is crucial for the development of new thinking and new directions in art and design.

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