MA Moving Image and Sound
Course length: Full-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years
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
Discover the work of some of our our postgraduate students in their MA Degree Show at Norwich University of the Arts.
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.
2018/19 Tuition Fees For New Entrants
|UK/EU nationality||Postgraduate degree (full-time)||£7,000|
|UK/EU nationality||Postgraduate degree (part-time)||£4,500|
|International (non-EU)||Postgraduate degree (full-time)||£13,700|
Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £10,609
For 2018, UK nationals and those who have been resident in England for three years may be eligible to apply for a government loan of up to £10,609 towards course fees or living costs. Part time and EU students may also be eligible.
How to apply
Applications to all postgraduate courses should be made directly to the Norwich University of the Arts using an MA Application Form.
Applications should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org
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."
MA Moving Image and Sound
NUA shortlisted twice in Times Higher Education Awards 2019
Deemed the 'Oscars' of higher education, NUA is shortlisted in two categories.
Two graduates selected in Portrait of Britain 2019
Graduates from BA (Hons) Photography and MA Moving Image and Sound shortlisted for prestigious award
Marie Brennan appointed to the British Council
NUA's Head of Postgraduate Taught Awards is appointed to Arts and Creative Economy Advisory Board.
Animation and Film and Moving Image Production screenings 2019
Wednesday 18 September
BA Animation and BA Film and Moving Image Production showcase graduate work to London guests.
Norwich Film Festival at NUA
Monday 11 November - Wednesday 13 November 2019
From film, visual effects and animation. Get stuck in with these free workshops!
Meet Our International Team in Milwaukee and Chicago – October 2019
Saturday 5 October - Sunday 6 October 2019
Meet us in Milwaukee & Chicago to get portfolio advice & learn about our courses.
Meet Our International Team in Minnesota, USA – October 2019
Tuesday 1 October - Thursday 3 October 2019
Meet us in Minnesota to get portfolio advice & learn about our courses.
Meet Our International Team in California, USA – September 2019
Saturday 21 - Saturday 22 September 2019
Meet us in San Diego and Los Angeles to get portfolio advice & learn about our courses.
My ten top tips for budgeting at university
American student Mila Tsvetanova shares her tips for budgeting whilst at university.
We are Makers and Creators: Lecturer Roter Su
Director, Filmmaker and Lecturer. Meet MA Moving Image and Sound Subject Leader Roter Su.
We are Makers and Creators: Professor of Animation, Suzie Hanna
Get a glimpse into Suzie's creative practice in her home-made animation studio.
A monster start up – meet Studio Goblin
Discover all about 'Studio Goblin', set up by graduates Fraser Brown & Luke Green.