What will I learn?

The most established filmmaking course in Singapore

FSV students, alumni and lecturers have won accolades at numerous international & local film festivals

Masterclasses and workshops with world-renowned filmmakers and industry experts

Access to the latest equipment and facilities similar to those in MediaCorp, international production companies and Hollywood

The Diploma in Film, Sound & Video (FSV) gives you a strong foundation in the artistic and technical aspects of filmmaking. Stretch your imagination to tell compelling stories. Bring your work to life using the latest technology and software. With an optimal balance of rigorous academic study and sound practical training, your acquired skills are designed to catapult your career in the dynamic film and media industries.

The Art of Filmmaking

Hone the art and craft of filmmaking in areas such as scriptwriting, sound, motion graphics, compositing​and post-production. Just as importantly, you will get to build your theoretical foundation by studying the masters of cinema.

Your technical skills will be sharpened through using the latest industry-standard equipment including HD digital cinema cameras and established post-production tools such as Avid, ProTools and DaVinci Resolve. You will be working in top-notch facilities like surround sound mixing and multi-track recording studios, a sound stage and a full HD television studio.

Reel-world Exposure

Create your short film masterpiece in your final year. Or embark on a six-month internship in the film and media industry. Alternatively, work in-house with m: idea, Singapore’s first student-run media conglomerate, where you will undertake productions for external and internal clients.

Excellent Track Record

Many FSV graduates excel in their fields and consistently acknowledge the high impact of their FSV training and exposure. Some are working in leading media companies like MediaCorp while others have started their own production companies such as Widescreen Media, Upside Down Concepts and Oak3 Films. Yet others have had the opportunity to work on international movie blockbusters like The Life of Pi, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Guardians of the Galaxy.

FSV graduate Anthony Chen continues to put Singapore cinema on the world map. His movie llo llo created national history by winning the prestigious Camera d’Or prize for best first feature film at the Cannes Film Festival 2013.

In 2014, Last Trip Home was the first homegrown student film to be invited to compete at the Cinéfondation programme of the Cannes Film Festival in France, while in 2015, our student film "November"​received awards for Best Picture, Best Direction and Best Script at the inaugural National Youth Film Awards in Singapore.

Careers

Pursue your dream career in film or television production as a director, producer, cinematographer, editor, post-production supervisor, sound designer or scriptwriter. You can also take up positions in motion graphics, sound recording and design, as well as content development.

What’s more, your skills and contacts from school pave the way to start up your own production company. FSV alumni Ian Wee and Lau Kah Hui started Widescreen Media in 2006, pioneering the use of HD and Stereoscopic 3D in Asia. They collaborated with film directors like Hong Kong’s Tsui Hark and USA’s Brian Yuzna, and saw their works screened in festivals and cinemas around the world.

Prefer to be an independent filmmaker and wow the world with the next big hit? Other FSV grads have done so too.

Which department am I in?

School of Film and Media Studies

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (4,94,265) per year
Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

School of Film and Media Studies

Blk 53-07- 01,

535 Clementi Road,

599489, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

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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: 1–5 ('O' Level Grade); Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): 1–7 ('O' Level Grade); Any two other subjects: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade)

You must have also sat for a Science or Art / Higher Art or Design & Technology or Food & Nutrition or a relevant OSIE / Applied Subject and fulfill the aggregate computation requirements.

Candidates with severe vision deficiency should not apply for the course. Those with colour vision deficiency are required to declare this condition at enrolment, as certain modules require colour recognition.

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