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. Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons)/BSc Degree of 2:1 or above, or other qualifications (including non-UK) that the University considers 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.
Months of entry
Through NUA’s MA Moving Image and Sound you will become part of a community of practitioners and researchers with diverse specialisms. This inspirational environment will enable you to push and challenge your practice as you refine your technical and conceptual skills.
Depending on your specialism you may engage with audio-visual production; sound design; film; motion graphics; traditional and Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) for 2D and 3D animation; character and asset development for games; scripting and narrative; pre- and post-production skills and techniques.
Working in the Media Lab you will make regular use of purpose-built editing facilities and sound studios. A team of technicians support you with hardware and software.
You will be expected to demonstrate breadth, depth and originality in your experimentation with concepts, issues and materials relating to moving image. Through intensive study and comprehensive technical workshops you will refine the practical and conceptual skills necessary to create original, thought-provoking work.
There is an emphasis on critical analysis and through taught sessions you will explore historical and cultural contexts of moving image design. Diverse contemporary references and visiting industry guests will support your professional understanding of a fast changing sector.
Professor Suzie Hanna teaches undergraduate, Masters and Postgraduate research students at NUA. She conducts international collaborative research projects and maintains her professional practice focusing on interfaces of language, moving image and sound design. Her specialism is the creation of animation from documentary material, and the study of parallels in animation, poetry and sound design. Professor Hanna is secretary of NAHEMI and a member of the AHRC peer review college and develops innovative live projects and platforms for NUA students.
Liam Wells is a Unit Leader for MA Moving Image and Sound and the Course Leader for BA Film and Moving Image Production. In 2010/11 Liam was an HEA National Teaching Fellow, reflecting his research interest in film production education.
Scholarship and funding information is available. See NUA website for details: www.nua.ac.uk
Information for international students
NUA has earned an international reputation for excellence over the course of its 170 years training leaders in the creative industries. The University’s international community are genuinely valued for their contribution to student and academic life. International student scholarships are available. Applicants typically submit digital portfolios and interview via Skype.
Fees and funding
Students are eligible to apply for the student awards from the AHRC, subject to the support of the University.
For more information on funding, please go the NUA website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Lou Chiu
- +44 (0)1603 610561
- +44 (0)1603 615728