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.
The programme has close links with the MSc Creative Advertising and the MA Film, and is supported by the Edinburgh Napier design team, who are actively engaged in research, knowledge exchange and consultancy work as part of the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC). We also have industry-based practitioners teaching on the programme.
Andy Smith has more than ten years of industry experience with expertise design and moving image software. He is also a qualified drone pilot and works with aerial footage.
Lei Cox is an associate professor with more than 30 years of experience. He has expertise in photo-video imaging and landscape photography, and has exhibited work all around the world.
You'll study a variety of modules during the course, including:
- Moving Image Design
- Production & Art Direction
- Design for Heritage & Cultural Spaces (elective)
- Photo-video Imaging (elective)