M.A. Motion Graphics

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR9000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR5000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Letterkenny, Ireland
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 studentís 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 programme should be of interest to graduates from design related subjects such as graphic design, visual communication, animation and digital media.

The programme can be completed in either 1 calendar year full-time, or 2 calendar years as a part-time course.

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.
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.

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • EUR9000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR5000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses Included:
  • Type, Image, Motion 1
  • Collaborateive Design Thinking
  • Major Design Project - Research & Development
  • Academic Writing
  • Type, Image, Motion 2
  • Major Design Project Production
  • Thesis


Admission 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.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Ireland when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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