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What will I learn?

Practice-oriented training in state-of-the-art facilities which include an acoustic lab, recording studio and theatre with full stage-lighting setup

In-depth exposure to the arts and entertainment industries

A Minor in Business Management offers more exciting career and degree opportunities

Want to be part of the backstage team that puts together really cool and awesome audio-visual shows at mega concerts? Or be the guys who light up the billboards of F1 Night Race in Singapore? Then, make the first move by enrolling into the Diploma in Audio-visual Technology (AVT).

With AVT, you will gain the technical and creative skills you need to succeed in the arts and entertainment industries. You will learn to integrate, plan and set up audio-visual components and equipment for meetings, conventions, exhibitions and stage entertainment events. You will also pick up skills in producing and editing creative media content as well as synthesising and mixing audio files using the latest software and professional equipment. Finally, you will learn to design, plan and manage technical theatres, live shows and events.

If you’re musically inclined, you can also learn to arrange and compose music, and design sound for live performances and advertisements with our elective modules in Music Theory & Synthesis, Fundamentals of Sound Design and Sound Design for Live Performances.

AVT’s strong emphasis on hands-on training also means that you will get to go on internships with industry players like Esplanade and MediaCorp from as early as your first year.


As an AVT graduate, you will be able to find a job in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, and Conventions & Exhibitions), arts and entertainment, audio-video integration, broadcast and media industries. You can work as a stage lighting designer, concert sound specialist, recording engineer, stage manager, event producer or video production editor. Potential employers include Esplanade, MediaCorp, TV advertising houses, sound design companies, event & video production companies, hotels and integrated resorts.

Further studies

AVT’s strong technology foundation opens doors for you to pursue degrees both locally and abroad. You may be granted credit exemptions or direct entry into the second year of degree courses related to audio-visual, broadcast or digital media technology at these universities.

• National University of Singapore

• Nanyang Technological University

• Salford University of Manchester (UK)

• University of Glasgow (UK)

• University of Technology (Australia)

• Queensland University of Technology (Australia)

You can also apply for non-engineering degree courses. AVT graduates can get admission (with up to 2 years of credit advancement) to Arts, Technology, and Engineering and Business degree courses.

AVT with Business Management will give you a head start when applying for business courses.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,11,011) per year
Start date

Expected October 2022


School of Engineering

Blk 7 Level 2, Ngee Ann Polytechnic,

535, Clementi Road,

599489, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students


To be eligible for our diplomas, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.

Subject : English Language as a First Language: 1–7 ('O' Level Grade); Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): 1–6 ('O' Level Grade); Science (with Physics, Chemistry or Biology component) or Biotechnology or Computer Studies or Design & Technology or Design Studies or Fundamentals of Electronics: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade)

You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.

Candidates with English as a second language must have attained a minimum grade of 6.

Candidates with hearing deficiency or severe vision deficiency including colour appreciation deficiency should not apply for the course.


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