MA Moving Image and Sound
Course length: Full-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years
All courses starting in September 2021 will run as a blend of on-campus and digital teaching and learning and will follow UK government safety advice. We may need to adjust course delivery if advice changes. We will notify applicants and students of any changes directly.
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.
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.
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.
Discover how you could receive a scholarship through BAFTA for up to £12,000 towards your course fees and access to an industry mentor.
MA Degree Show
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Graduates work in a broad range of careers including
- Audio Visual Production
- Motion Graphics
- 2D and 3D Animation
- Scripting and Narrative
- Pre and Post Production
- Research/PhD Study
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.
2021/22 Tuition Fees for new entrants
|Home||Postgraduate degree (full-time)||£8,500|
|Home||Postgraduate degree (part-time)||£5,310|
|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.|
|Overseas||MArch Architecture (full-time, over 2 years)||£15,900 per year. £31,800 in total.|
|Overseas||Postgraduate degree (full-time)||£15,900.|
Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £11,570
For 2021, 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. Find out more on the UK Government website.
How to apply
Applications to our postgraduate courses should be made directly to Norwich University of the Arts using an MA Application Form.
Applications should be returned to email@example.com
Terms and conditions
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.
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."
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