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Diploma in Games Design and Development (DGD)




What will I learn?

This course will develop students to be game designers who are able to imagine, conceive and structure creative game ideas and are instilled with the rigour and necessary skills to develop these ideas into digital games using the latest digital tools. Students will be trained in the game design and development process that ranges from idea generation, original content creation, understanding of the game experience, conceptualization, research, design, testing and prototyping of ideas and finally the implementation of a complete game using digital tools such as 2D imaging tools, 3D modelling and animation tools and game engines. Students will have opportunities to work on industrial projects and build up their personal portfolios to enhance their career prospects. Students will also be attached to these companies during the Industrial Training Programme to gain first-hand industrial experience. They will study in design studios that are project-based, practice-oriented teaching environments with multimedia facilities. There will also be a digital media laboratory for photography, video editing and production and a motion-capture studio. Graduates with a Diploma in Games Design and Development are able to work in: game studios, animation studios, other creative services such as computer graphics, visualisation, multi-media and web design. Graduates could be: game designer, level designer, digital content creator, game quality assurance tester, texture painter, 3d modeler, animator, concept artist, gameplay scripter, level scripter, interactive media designer, user experience designer, web designer. Graduates who have done well for the course may be able to apply for advanced standing to pursue a degree in a university.

Which department am I in?

School of Design

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,57,266) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 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 Design

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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