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Diploma in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics (DVEMG)




What will I learn?

In this course students will learn how to bring their creative ideas to life, using the latest digital technologies to create visual effects and motion graphics. Not only they will use the latest software, but also high-definition cameras, studio equipment and green screen technology - This fully prepares them for employment in film and broadcast graphics, commercials and the VFX industries. The practical elements of this course, combined with their creativity, will ensure them develop the skills to go far in this industry. Graduates of this course now work for production companies throughout the country, including Double Negative, Disney, LucasFilm etc. Work at these companies includes Thor 2, Spiderman, Iron man 2 and Man of Steel. Career Prospects available are: compositor, modeler, motion graphics designer, rotoscoping specialist, effects animator, match moving / tracking artist, digital matte artist, motion capture assistant, special effects makeup assistant. They may join local or overseas universities for further studies in the areas of: visual effects, broadcast design, animation and games, design, digital film/TV. Students may join local or overseas universities for further studies in the area of visual effects, motion graphics, computer animation, or digital film. Many universities grant advanced standing to graduates and admit them directly into the second year of a three-year degree programme.

Which department am I in?

School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,56,581) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 9,211.11; Total Fee payable for student who rejects/ not eligible for tuition grant/year: S$ 26,226.21
Start date

Expected October 2023


School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology

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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