Program Overview

The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia offers a Master of Arts in Motion Media Design. The curriculum is 45 credit hours completed through nine courses. These courses include: Contemporary Art, Interactive Web Design, Visualization & Concept Storyboarding, Motion Media Cinematography & Editing, Dynamic Typography, Motion Media Design MA Final Project, Media Theory and Application, Studio Business Practice, and one 500 to 700-level elective.

Intensive coursework may be assigned in addition to these courses, if necessary. These courses are: Screen Design and Typography, Motion Analysis & Application, and Motion Media Context & Application.

The Motion Media Design program teaches students how to produce professional level productions. This is achieved by learning through conceptual, practical, and aesthetic applications. The curriculum prepares students for careers in motion media or abstract art. SCAD is one of the only universities in the country to offer degrees in motion media design. Students use current technology and software used in the industry. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal style and creativity, with the integration of concept development.

For the Motion Media Design MA Final Project, students create a body of work and a written component. The body of work must showcase their mastery of motion media design, and the written component discusses the theoretical aspect of the work.

SCAD Motion Media Design graduates have been hired by the following firms: Buck, CNN, Curious Pictures, Digital Kitchen, ESPN, Favorite Color, Fat Rat Filmworks, Fox Sports South, Imaginary Forces, Industrial Light & Magic, MTV Networks, NBC Universal, Prologue, Psyop, Shiny Object, Showtime Networks, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Spirit Creative, Stardust, The Weather Channel, Troika, and others.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or should anticipate completion of a bachelor's degree before enrollment in the graduate program. All applicants are evaluated individually according to previous educational experience and level of achievement.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1978, the private not-for-profit Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) first opened its doors in the historic Savannah Volunteer Guard Armory. Though the structure still remains vital to the campus, SCAD has expanded globally. The college has four physical campuses located in Atlanta, Savannah, Hong Kong, and Lacoste, France, as well as an eLearning program. The stated mission of SCAD is "to prepare talented students for professional careers, emphasizing learning through individual attention in a positively oriented university environment."

    SCAD confers bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students can pursue certificate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs through SCAD eLearning. Courses at SCAD’s online campus mirror those of its physical campuses with “one-on-one attention” delivered by the same highly qualified instructors. Students have the option to complete their entire degree online, or blend eLearning with on-campus coursework.


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