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Diploma in Esports and Game Design




What will I learn?

This course is designed to prepare students with the fundamentals of game development and esports knowledge. It aims to introduce the exponential growth of esports tournament events and the trend of live streaming of major esports tournament events, together with concept of game design theories and game programming. It is developed to fulfill the education needs of becoming a technical game developer, and professionals that handle the management of esports teams and events, and streaming of esports events.

In Collaboration with Singapore Cybersports and Online Gaming Association (SCOGA)

The Esports Academy is a centre of excellence for esports and youth leadership created by Singapore’s Cybersports and Online Gaming Association (SCOGA). The academy aims to equip youths with skills and values such as leadership, team work and communication to strive towards their aspirations and grow in their careers. The academy deploys a learn-by-playing approach using competitive video games to create the learning environment. The academy also uses peer learning methods of training, creating opportunities for young trainees to interact with esports professionals, allowing them to cross share experiences and tell stories.

Delivery model

Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshop conducted in classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-hour sessions.


  • Event Management
  • Fundamentals of Esports
  • Graphics and Sound Processing
  • Games Development in C++
  • Gaming Platforms and Documentation
  • Live Streaming
  • Mathematics for Game Development
  • Team Management

Graduation Requirements

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the Diploma in Esports and Game Design awarded by Informatics Academy.

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Esports and Game Design awarded by Informatics Academy, the student is eligible to apply for an Informatics Academy Advanced Diploma in Esports and Game Design.

Which department am I in?

Informatics Academy

Study options

Full Time (8 months)

Tuition fees
SG$9,244.80 (5,69,261) per year
Student Pass Processing And Administrative Fees: SG $321
Start date

Expected May, September 2023


Informatics Academy

100 Victoria Street,

#13-01/02 National Library Building,

188064, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Minimum Age: 18 years old

Academic Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Foundation Skills awarded by Informatics Academy; OR
  • 2 GCE ‘A’ Level; OR
  • IB Diploma or other equivalent pre-university certifications

English Language:

  • Certificate in Proficiency in English awarded by Informatics Academy; OR
  • GCE ‘O’ Level – C6; OR
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Alternative Entry

Mature candidates (30 years old and above) may be considered for mature entry on a case-by-case basis, if they have:

  • Completed Secondary Education;
  • Fulfilled English language proficiency requirement; and
  • Eight years working experience in a related field.

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