12 months
16075 GBP/year
8040 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Engage with new and emerging technologies in the application of moving image software and hardware with this MA in Motion Graphics at the Edinburgh Napier University.

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The MA in Motion Graphics at the Edinburgh Napier University  benefits from bringing together designers from a range of disciplines into core modules, as well as modules specific to your chosen pathway such as 'Moving Image Design', 'Photo-video Imaging' and ‘Art Direction’.

Course details

Visual information is more often than not, accessed via digital media devices and we have the opportunity to create graphic design that moves. This programme will develop your skills in the design of moving images and graphics. Using industry standard software (including Cinema 4D and Adobe Creative Suite). You can work on a rage of projects with motion graphics and typography, screen based info-graphics for exhibition, graphic animations, interstitial clips, photo-video imaging, graphics for film and television, moving image art direction, light art and projection, and short films.

The programme has close links with the MSc Creative Advertising and the MA Film, and is supported by the Edinburgh Napier design team, who are actively engaged in research, knowledge exchange and consultancy work as part of the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC). We also have industry-based practitioners teaching on the programme.


Those graduating from this programme pathway will be able to pursue careers in: 

  • graphic design
  • motion graphics
  • moving image design
  • museum and exhibition design and interpretation
  • interactive media design
  • animation
  • film 
  • television

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Moving Image Design
  • Production & Art Direction
  • Design for Heritage & Cultural Spaces (elective)
  • Photo-video Imaging (elective)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • To ensure there is sufficient time to process your application, we encourage you to submit your application by 31st July.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above in an art & design or related discipline (architecture, creative computing & engineering design)
  • We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.
  • All candidates are interviewed with a portfolio of creative work or technical/business projects. Applicants from overseas can be interviewed by teleconference with an online portfolio.
  • We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16075 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16075 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8040 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland - part time total fee: 8,040
  • Overseas and EU - part time total fee: £15,945

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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