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Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media (DTVM)




What will I learn?

This course develops and hones student’s ability to find, shape and realise their stories, fine-tuning them into polished messages for print, radio, television and interactive new media platforms. They will: be inspired, find their muse in The Writers‘ Room, the unique space for dreaming and writing. Through master classes, network with seasoned journalists, script writers, filmmakers, animators, comic strip artists and other media professionals from Singapore and around the world; record news, drama, sitcom, reality show or documentary in a studio setting or outdoors. Travel overseas to film a documentary as an assignment. Intern with reputable media networks or related companies; get business savvy through training in media entrepreneurship. It will open the door to a variety of rewarding career options in the fields of TV, video production, journalism, web publishing, telecommunications and other industries requiring online or multimedia communication. They can pursue a career as a media content writer, scriptwriter, sub editor, news correspondent, web journalist, blogger, researcher, assistant producer, assistant director, and educator. They may also choose to pursue degrees in journalism, mass communication, new media communication and other related degrees at local or foreign universities.

Which department am I in?

School of Communication, Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,54,874) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 9,211.11; Total Fee payable for student who rejects/ not eligible for tuition grant/year: S$ 26,226.21
Start date

Expected April, October 2023


School of Communication, Arts and Social Sciences

Singapore Polytechnic,

500 Dover Road,

139651, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have obtained the following qualification: GCE 'O' Levels, relevant Institute of Technical Education Higher NITEC (ITC/CBS) qualifications, or relevant Institute of Technical Education NITEC (NTC2) qualifications (with minimum GCE 'N' Level qualifications). A 'B' average overall would be minimally sufficient for candidates to make a competitive application. those from Integrated Programme (IP) Schools in Singapore who have completed the equivalent of Sec 4 as well as those who have graduated from IP schools can be considered for admission; eligibility is similar to GCE 'O' level; for those who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the entry requirements are minimum Grade 4 for English (1st Lang) except for Creative Writing for Television and New Media and Media and Communication courses where a Grade 5 (1st Lang) is required, minimum Grade 5 for Mathematics, minimum Grade 5 for relevant subject, overall aggregate should be at least 22 (based on 5 subjects including English, Mathematics and relevant subject); or equivalent qualification. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Singapore. Also they must fulfill the following English language requirements: TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or IELTS (International English Language Testing System - overall minimum 6.0; for China qualifications 6.0 is also required for reading and speaking components), or passes English language entrance test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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