Diploma in Game Design




What will I learn?

The Diploma in Game Design (DGD) provides access to the dynamic industry of game design and production. The programme is designed to help you join a new generation of game designers who are entrepreneurial and well-equipped with design knowledge and technical skills.

Students will learn how to plan and build successful games on a variety of platforms, such as mobile devices, and have the opportunity to publish your games before you graduate.

An important aspect of your learning journey with DGD is the hands-on training. Practical sessions enable you to master 2D and 3D design software and skill sets to create a portfolio of games of different genres. In addition, relevant industry attachment with game companies or organisations with game design divisions allows you to gain real-world experience. You get to hone your game-making talent through Global Game Jam Singapore which is organised annually by DGD.

Course Outcomes:

  • Acquire technical and design know-how to create board and digital games
  • Develop capabilities in rapid prototyping, simulation, and level/sound/character/interaction design
  • Master a variety of software tools to create 2D and 3D games
  • Undergo a 16-week industry attachment programme with organizations such as UbiSoft, Garena, IAHGames and Gumi Asia

Career Opportunities:

DGD graduates can look forward to a variety of professions. They can join game companies, publishers, and organisations that require design and production skill sets. Graduates can also become entrepreneurs by starting their own game studio or game-related businesses.

  • Game Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Game Producer
  • Game Quality Assurance Tester
  • 2D Artist
  • Game Studio Founder

Which department am I in?

School of Technology for the Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$26,919.00 (16,35,419) per year
Tuition Fee Payable (after Tuition Grant): SG $9,050
Start date

Expected October 2023


School of Technology for the Arts

9 Woodlands Avenue 9,

738964, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements: O-level holders must have English language with grades 1-7, mathematics (elementary/advanced) with grades 1-7, any one of the following subjects: with grades 1-6; aggregate type (ELR2B2-D); NITEC holders must have subjects with GPA greater than equal to 3.5; Higher NITEC holders must have subjects with GPA greater than equal to 2.0. Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements: A-level holders must have the obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium), obtain an A-E grade for 3 other H2 subjects, and must have taken GCE 'A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore.

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


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