MA Moving Image and Sound
  • MA Moving Image and Sound

    Course length: Full-time, 1 year

    Take your practice to new heights, refine your technical skills and explore the cultural and historical context of your work on our Creative Skillset accredited MA Moving Image and Sound Masters degree course.

    Challenge your audio-visual practice and strive for originality through experimentation with concepts, issues and materials relating to moving image and/or sound design.

    Collaborate

    As a postgraduate student at NUA you’ll join a community of practitioners and researchers with diverse specialisms, giving you valuable opportunities to work collaboratively as well as individually.

    Through intensive study and comprehensive technical workshops, you’ll develop the practical and conceptual skills required to create original and innovative work to exacting professional standards.

    Specialise

    Depending on your specialism, you’ll have the chance to engage with a wide range of audio-visual methods. These include: 2D Digital; CGI and stop motion animation film and moving image production; motion graphics; scripting and narrative; pre-production and post-production skills and techniques; sound design.

    However you choose to shape your study, you’ll graduate with a deeper understanding of your own practise and a broader appreciation of how to apply your skillset in a variety of professional settings.

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    MA Showcase

    Discover the work of some of our our postgraduate students in their MA Showcase at Norwich University of the Arts.

    Graduates work in a broad range of careers including

    • Audio Visual Production
    • Film
    • Motion Graphics
    • CGI
    • 2D and 3D Animation
    • Scripting and Narrative
    • Pre and Post Production
    • Teaching/Lecturing
    • Research/PhD Study

    All courses run as a blend of on-campus and digital teaching and learning, and follow current UK government safety advice. Applicants and students will be notified directly if any changes need to be made.

    Student work

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    Entry requirements

    Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons) / BSc Degree of 2:1 or above (or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study.

    Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application.

    The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award.

    2022/23 University fees for new entrants

    NUA will assess students’ tuition fee status using the guidance provided by the UK Council for International Student Affairs

    Students from the UK or Ireland and EU students with ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status will be charged ‘Home’ fees if they meet the relevant residency requirements.  They will usually be eligible for a postgraduate loan from the UK government.

    Students who do not meet the necessary residency requirements will usually be charged ‘Overseas’ fees and will not be eligible for the UK government postgraduate loan. Since 2021/22, this includes new entrants from the EU, EEA, and Switzerland who do not have ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status, because the UK has now formally left the EU.

    Fee status Course Fee
    Home Postgraduate degree (full-time) £9,000
    Home Postgraduate degree (part-time) £5,625
    Home MArch Architecture (full-time, over 2 years) £9,250 per year. £18,500 in total.
    Home MArch Architecture (part-time, over 3 years) £6,167 per year. £18,500 in total.
    Home MA in Education (part-time) £5,625
    Home Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Arts, Design, Architecture and Media (part-time) £3,000
    Overseas Postgraduate degree (full-time) £18,000
    Overseas MArch Architecture (full-time, over 2 years) £18,000 per year.
    £36,000 in total

    In subsequent years inflation may be applied to the fees of those who started in 2022/23, at no more than the Office for Students’ recommended measure based on forecast RPI-X. The exception to this is the fee for UK postgraduate degree (part-time), which will remain at £5,625 in 2023/24.

    Financial support for UK students in 2022

    Postgraduate Masters Loan

    For 2022, UK nationals and EU nationals who have ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status may be eligible for a government loan towards course fees or living costs. Both full and part-time Masters degree students can apply for the Masters loan.

    NUA alumni, staff and feeder staff discount

    All NUA alumni are eligible for a £1,000 discount on NUA postgraduate degree fees. For the purposes of this discount, alumni are those who have completed a course with us at undergraduate or postgraduate level, but excluding short courses.

    All NUA staff and art teachers at high schools or sixth form colleges are eligible for a £1,000 discount on NUA postgraduate degree fees. As long as this status applies at the time that they start the course, we will honour the discount for the duration of the course, even if the person subsequently leaves their employment.

    How to apply

    Applications to our postgraduate courses should be made directly to Norwich University of the Arts using an MA Application Form.

    MA Application form 2022-23 – Word format

    Applications should be returned to admissions@nua.ac.uk 

    Terms and conditions

    Interview

    If you’re invited to interview we’ll ask you to bring a portfolio of recent work. You’ll be interviewed by one or more members of the MA course team, who will ask you about your work, your applicant’s statement and your preparedness for postgraduate study.

    Interviews normally last around thirty minutes and you’ll have a chance to ask the course team questions. We will endeavour to let you know if you have been successful within ten days of your interview.

    When should I apply for an MA course?

    There is no official deadline for applying for a postgraduate course. We would recommend you apply by 25 August (at the very latest) of the autumn you wish to start. This will allow time for your interview to take place and the necessary paper work to be processed if you are successful in achieving a place. International students requiring a visa should apply as soon as possible in the year they wish to start. Email our International Team for more information.

    Find out more about applying.

    Students
    Bradley Morgan Johnson of MA Moving Image and Sound

    Bradley Morgan Johnson

    "I truly found my niche at the very end of my BA course and realised I needed more time to fully develop my professional practice. The course was a great opportunity to fine tune my skillset for production art."

    MA Moving Image and Sound

    Lecturers

    • Rachel Heywood

       

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