|WSQ Diploma in Digital Design|
This is an intensive 12-month program, jointly-developed by 3dsense Media School and the acclaimed Imaginary Friends Studios. It is specially designed to train students who aspire to be concept artists and digital illustrators for the game and entertainment industry. Students will be taught by experienced artists from 3dsense Media School as well as the founders of Imaginary Friends Studios (IFS), who have worked on some of the biggest global entertainment properties. including Star Wars, DOTA, League of Legends, Dynasty Warriors and many more.
Supported by the Singapore WDA: Singaporeans and PRs above the age of 16 may receive a $16,100 course fee subsidy. Male applicants must have completed National Service.
You will graduate with:
The program consists of 3 terms. Students choose an area of specialization in the second term.
This term focuses heavily on imparting art and software fundamentals, from drawing, digital painting, to aethetics and design fundamentals. Students will be thoroughly trained in only the most relevant software and learn key concepts through hands-on projects and assignments. This phase emphasises the development of strong fundamentals in both artistic ability and software proficiency. This is because we believe that strong fundamentals will provide the springboard for learning new knowledge even as technology continues to evolve in the future.
After establishing a solid foundation, students will commence professional training with a major emphasic on industry workflow. Students will embark on character and conceptual design work with emphasis on funcational design for film and games.
Final Design Phase
In the final term, students will learn advanced digital painting and apply advanced concept design principles. This phase also pays close attention to the practical application of concepts and skills in a typical production process. Students will apply and cement the skills learnt over the year through their projects. The abundant hands-on practice and focused approach will allow them to produce a strong, porfolio at the end of the programme; and graduate with the essential skills to seek employment in the industry.
Training & Assessment Methodology
This industry immersion course allows students to learn progressively in their skills as a Concept Artist and Digital Illustrator. As such, the school adopt a Summative Assessment Method for all course subjects taught during the course.
The lecturer or facilitator will perform 2 types of instructional strategies:
a. Direct Instruction eg. methods such as lectures and live in class demonstrations.
All students are to pass all their core modules as well as specialisation modules during the course of the 12 months fulltime diploma programme. At the end of the program, students will undergo a final assessment by an ACTA Certified Assessor. The assessment will require candidates to show and present projects, assignments as well as oral questioning and practical demonstration where neccesary, as legitimate evidence sources to prove their competency in the relevant specialisation/modules.
Candidates who meet the requirements will be awarded the WSQ Diploma in Animation.
Small class sizes
Each intake is capped at 20 students, and the average student-to-lecturer ratio is 7:1 in the specialisation stage. These small class sizes are a trademark of the school, ensuring that each student gets dedicated guidance from the lecturers.
Also known as an "industry immersion" program, it is packed with deadlines and practical assignments to prepare students for the real-world studio environment.
Relevant to industry
The curriculum is designed by industry professionals, including some of the world's most esteemed CG artists. who form our advisors, helping us to ensure that our curriculum is current with industry developments.
Proven alumni success
Our alumni have worked on some of the biggest films and games, from The Avengers, Assassin's Creed and many more. As such, students from 3dsense Media School have proven to be highly-skilled professionals, competent in solving complex technical and artistic challenges. Our graduate placement rate of 85% means that we are consistently supplying quality graduates to the industry.
Below are some of the positions our graduates have gone on to attain in the industry. While the list is not exhaustive, these are some of the more popular positions studios are looking out for.