24 months
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10915 GBP/year
5000 GBP/year
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About

Engage with new and emerging technologies in the application of moving image software and hardware with this MFA in Motion Graphics at the Edinburgh Napier University.

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Overview

The MFA 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' and 'Photo-video Imaging'. 

All students complete the Live Project and you’ll study 'Thinking: Research for Creative Practice', which will help you to determine your Dissertation (MA and MFA) and Major Project (MFA) topics. 

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 two year MFA offers students the opportunity to extend project work through an in depth, research-led creative enquiry. The first year of the programme is aligned to the MA and you will undertake six modules developing subject specific-skills and knowledge, external research and entrepreneurial collaboration, and practice-based research. 

In the second year, you will extend your practice with two large modules: the self-directed Major Project with specialist supervisors, and Professional Practice with portfolio mentors. You will end the programme with a highly professional portfolio that enhances industry and employment opportunities or (with an emphasis on research) offers a robust gateway into PhD-level study.

Careers

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

Duration

  • Full-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.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

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

    10915 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10915 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £5,000
  • Overseas and EU: £10,915

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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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