Motion Graphics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    9000
    Tuition (Year)
    5000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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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.

About

Connections between the student’s 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.

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 9000 International
  • EUR 5000 EU/EEA

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.

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