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Online Master of Arts in Motion Media Design

Program Details

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.


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.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges