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  • Qualification

    MFA - Master of Fine Art

  • Location

    Edinburgh Napier University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Engage with new and emerging technologies in the application of moving image software and hardware.

Overview

The MFA Motion Graphics allows you to engage with new and emerging technologies in the application of moving image software and hardware for creative outcomes and interventions.

Part of the MA/MFA Design Suite, the course 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.

The MFA is recognised as an advanced masters level degree and students already holding an appropriate MA can apply to enter the programme directly into the second year of study.

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.

Assessments

We take a common approach to learning, teaching and assessment in studio modules where practice-based student output is collated as a portfolio presentation.

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

Application deadline

31 July 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 10,915per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Edinburgh Napier University

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    Edinburgh Napier University, 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 1DJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 102 29

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    171 91%

    3rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    12th

    81
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    20th

    16

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