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Pursuing an Education Overseas-Choosing the Right Animation Course in Singapore

About Animation

Animation refers to the process of creating a continuous motion and shape-changing illusions through means of a quick-moving display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other. Animators are essentially artists who specialize in the creation of animation.

The Growing Industry

The Animation industry has seen a boom lately, with more and more companies switching to Animation as an alternative outlet to the more traditional methods used. Where animation has always been the domain of film and video games, industries such as aviation, marketing and advertising have looked towards animation as an alternative and fresh outlet to support and propagate their products and services.

Why Singapore?

In an age where technology has increased accessibility, students are no longer restricted to institutions within their vicinity. With its modern facilities and state-of-the-art infrastructure, Singapore has seen a constant influx of international students in recent years as it stakes its claim to be the region’s premiere hub for education.

The Creative Technologies faculty in particular has seen demand rise in recent years, with many businesses moving away from the use of traditional media to propagate their products and services. A quick peek online for example, will bring out the names of many reputed institutions offering the best animation courses in Singapore. These courses are designed to arm students and prepare them for the industry in the most efficient way possible.

Choosing the right Animation Course in Singapore for you

We have established that prospective students are spoilt for choice, with a number of reputed institutions offering animation courses in Singapore. While it is a “happy problem”, choosing the right course that is tailored to your needs is imperative that you receive the optimum education needed to achieve your ambitions. After all, a journey that starts in the wrong direction will often lead to one losing their way before they can reach their goal. Understanding your goals and planning your path can be tricky, but understanding what each course and the modules they offer can save you from much trouble later on.

Animation Diploma

A typical diploma in animation would entail coverage of processes in production stages as well as the typical skills needed for animation. Diploma courses in animation often include

  • Perspective and Composition
  • Character and Environment Design
  • History and Principles of Animation
  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital 2D Animation courses
  • Story boarding & Script-writing
  • 3D Modeling Courses
  • Texturing and Lighting
  • Character Rigging
  • 3D Animation courses

Most motion media colleges often offer a degree pathway after the animation diploma, often leading to an advanced diploma in animation before having the option to pursue a degree in a more specialized field. Most of these institutions often offer part-time animation courses as well to cater to those who have less time and cannot devote themselves to a full-time education. Aside from part-time animation courses, industry professionals also find themselves flocking to these motion media colleges to update their skills and stay relevant. Institutes often offer short courses that specialize in polishing a certain skill.

3D modeling courses, 2D Animation courses, and Digital Sculpting courses—to name a few, are all available via short courses that allow participants to pick up or enhance their skill in the subject matter, and enabling them to earn a professional certificate to showcase their proficiency at the same time.

In short, the animation industry represents a burgeoning source of opportunity, and Singapore’s world-class infrastructure and accessibility make its institutes a top draw for those seeking to take their first step into the industry.

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