Application deadline: Registry Office-15 June
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 8,400 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

Show more

Your Details
Thank You

Become a StudyPortals member and get access to exclusive information, like scholarships and student reviews, related to your favourite programme!

Please enter your full name.

Something went wrong. Please try again here.

Confirmation e-mail address does not match.

Confirmation e-mail address does not match.

An account with this e-mail already exists. Please log in here.

Are you already a StudyPortals Member?
Find all members only information here

Next

Thank you! Please check your e-mail to activate your account. Once your membership account is activated, you can find all information here.

You can also find alternative Masters here

Description

Advertisement

The M.A. in Motion Graphics is a unique course in Ireland that offers students an opportunity to explore novel and exciting ways of communicating through the moving image. Traditionally the role of the graphic designer was to work with a static image. However, digital technology has enabled the designer to add sound and movement and today motion graphics is used in diverse areas such as advertising, animation and music videos as well as websites, tv graphics and dvd menus.

The development of motion graphics has posed unique challenges to the modern graphic designer. Acquisition of new skills such as sound design, cinematography and animation are now needed together with an understanding of how best to utilise them in order to enhance communication. Connections between the students area of study and contextual, historical and professional issues will be emphasised. Semester 1 will focus on developing the advanced skills, theory and techniques that will allow them to negotiate an individual major communication project linked to a final thesis in Semester 2. This course should be of interest to graduates from design related subjects such as graphic design, animation and creative media.

Career Opportunities
Motion Graphic Designers will find opportunities within graphic design, multimedia, web design, broadcast television, film, advertising, arts and corporate communications. Graphic designers who wish to pursue a traditional print career will also find their employability enhanced with this MA.

Contents

Proposed Modules
* Theme Based Motion Graphics
* Academic Writing
* Self Initiated Motion Graphics
* Dissertation

Learning Outcomes Students who have successfully completed this programme will have:
* A systematic command on creative motion graphic theory, concepts and methods undepinned by an advanced comprehension of historical contexts and trends
* Demonstrated an advanced critical approach to motion graphics and proposed new creative insights into motion graphics work.
* Shown a creative mastery of motion graphics in creating a comprehensive portfolio of original work that demonstrates professional knowledge and engagement reinforced by a critical awareness of the interdisciplinarity and diversity that constitutes motion graphic design
* Selected from complex and advanced skills in the creative design and mediation of motion graphics work and developed new skills, including novel and emerging techniques.
* Worked effectively in a creative production environment adapting to the varied needs of clients, the public, and fellow professionals in the demanding but often ill-defined contexts of the motion graphics professional.
* Justified and defended creative motion graphic work giving reference to the historical and cultural framework of motion graphics and current developments and debates in motion graphic practise.
* Demonstrated an advanced level of scholarship, self-direction and originality in defining and enacting motion graphic problems and solutions.
* Scrutinised, reflected and will aspire to influence cultural and ethical norms.

Are there follow-up Programmes Available? Progression is possible to Research Masters and Doctoral Programmes in Institutes and Universities within Ireland and abroad.

Requirements

Applicants must have attained a 2nd class honours or higher at honours degree level (Level 8) in graphic design or a related area.
An interview with portfolio will be offered to shortlisted candidates. The portfolio should display evidence of drawing, design, visual research and creativity.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 80

Funding

The European Social Fund is the European Community's main tool for the development of human resources and the improvement of the workings of the labour market. It aims to tackle unemployment by making it easier to get access to the job market, by promoting equality of opportunities in the labour market, by fostering the creation of new jobs and by supporting the development of professional skills and qualifications. Many students attending courses at Letterkenny I.T. are supported from this fund.

Members only information

Scholarships

Please sign in to have access to members only information like related scholarships, student reviews etc. Not a member yet? Create a StudyPortals membership account now!

Reviews

Please sign in to have access to members only information like related scholarships, student reviews etc. Not a member yet? Create a StudyPortals membership account now!

Create a free account now!

  • Save and compare your favourite study programmes
  • Apply for the
    € 1000 scholarship
    awarded by StudyPortals each three months
  • Receive personal updates helping you to find the right study programme for you
Sign up for free or log in
Add to favourites

IELTS

You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.

Most Universities recognise the IELTS test.

Take IELTS test
IELTS test

Apply for a € 1,000 Scholarship from StudyPortals now Awarded every three months

more information

Thanks for your question

Please provide your e-mail and name, so we can get back to you. Already a member? Sign-in

Or

Please provide a valid e-mail address
Thanks for your question
Please sign-in
Welcome to StudyPortals chat
Thank you
Thank you for your question. We will get back to you soon! The reply will be sent to your account which you can activate via the e-mail you just received. Find more study programmes
More info about studying
in Europe?
Chat with us!
More info about studying
in Europe? Ask a question to
our study advisors!
Chat with us!
Ask a question to our
study advisors! Click here
anywhere