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Advanced Diploma in
Entertainment Design

Programme Highlights

 

  • Produce industry-ready pre-production art work while working within project constraints.
  • Apply theories and principles of design and communication to the development of effective illustrations.
  • Use a variety of technologies to create, capture and manipulate illustration elements.
  • Build an Industry Ready Portfolio showcases your artistic and technical achievements.

 

Articulation Pathway to Degree

MAGES is affiliated with two world-renowned universities. Students are provided with the option to continue to a degree pathway to gain not only a world-class education but also a global perspective as they make progress as competent media professionals.

MAGES Diploma
MAGES Adv. /
Specialist Diploma
Articulation
Degree at
Abertay or AAU

STUDENT ARTWORK

Course Modules

1

Vehicles and Props

Vehicles and Props

ADED201: Vehicles and Props

Students discover the relationship between form, function, and story through vehicle and prop design. Emphasis is placed on the application of research in the design process.

2

Advanced Digital Sculpting

Advanced Digital Sculpting

ADED202: Advanced Digital Sculpting

This course covers advanced modeling techniques used for building three-dimensional stylized character. Focus is placed on both software modeling tools and artistic sculpturing talent.

3

Art of Pre-Production - Character

Art of Pre-Production - Character

ADED203: Art of Pre-Production – Character

Students build on skills and processes learned in previous Concept Art/Illustration courses to conceive and produce multifaceted Character Designs. In This Art of Pre-Production module Students will assume the role as a concept artist (Character) in a production setting.

4

Art of Pre-Production - Environment

Art of Pre-Production - Environment

ADED204: Art of Pre-Production – Environment

Students build on skills and processes learned in previous Concept Art/Illustration courses to conceive and produce multifaceted Environment Designs. In This Art of Pre-Production Module Students will assume the role as a concept artist (Environment Specialization) in a production setting.

5

Art of Pre-Production - Creature

Art of Pre-Production - Creature

ADED 205 – Art of Pre-Production – Creature

Students build on skills and processes learned in previous Concept Art/Illustration courses to conceive and produce multifaceted Creature Designs. In This Art of Pre-Production module Students will assume the role as a concept artist (Creature) in a production setting. Students learn to develop visual ideas for illustrations and carry an idea through the stage of roughs to a comprehensive and finished image, using both digital media. This module guides students through the final stages of creating a portfolio that is geared towards creating illustrations for games and films.

6

Portfolio

Portfolio

ADED206: Portfolio

This Module guides students through the final stages of creating a portfolio that is geared towards creating illustrations/concepts for Entertainment Design.

7

Capstone Studio Practice

Capstone Studio Practice

ADED207: Capstone Studio Practice

The Capstone Studio Practice is a research-based module that integrates concepts and work from throughout the program. Students are expected to integrate skills, knowledge, and creativity to produce a project that will showcase professional expertise in a chosen career field.

Career Opportunities

  • Career OpportunitiesCareer OpportunitiesConcept Artist

Concept Artist

Role of a Concept Artist is to generate visual reference for an object (like weapons, armor and vehicles) or being (like a character or creature) OR Environment that does not yet exist. This includes, but is not limited to film production, animation and video game production. A concept artist may be required for nothing more than preliminary artwork, or may be required to be part of the creative team till the project reaches fruition. Concept artists are an enigma in the art world.

  • Feature Animation
  • Feature Films
  • Industrial Design Studios
  • Television
  • Theme Parks
  • Toys
  • Video Games

Our Faculty

Rajesh Chakravarthy

ACADEMIC DIRECTOR at MAGES Institute of Excellence
Master of Arts (Department of Visual Arts), Savannah College of Art and Design, USA

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Rajesh Chakravarthy

ACADEMIC DIRECTOR at MAGES Institute of Excellence
Master of Arts (Department of Visual Arts), Savannah College of Art and Design, USA

Mr. Rajesh is working in the education, animation and digital design field for the past 16 years, with more than five years of educational experience with film and creative media schools. As a lead lecturer in US institutes, Rajesh has successfully trained students for employment in animation and creative arts industry for companies such as Electronic Arts, Bungie Studios and Gulfstream Aerospace. Some institutions he has lectured in include, Career Education Corporation in Orlando, Florida and Brown College in Minneapolis, USA.

Mohd Zaki Bin Ragman

Assistant Lecturer at MAGES Institute of Excellence
Diploma in Entertainment Design, MAGES Institute of Excellence

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Mohd Zaki Bin Ragman

Assistant Lecturer at MAGES Institute of Excellence
Diploma in Entertainment Design, MAGES Institute of Excellence

Zaki brings with him more than 18 years of experience in various creative industries, from illustration to animation. Zaki has been a valuable addition to various companies such as Scrawl Studios and Chip & Toons taking up the responsibility of Animation Director in both places. In addition to his illustrious career, Zaki has also been published 5 times – with his latest comic, Badang, being a historical comic based on the Second World War in Singapore. Zaki completed his formal education with MAGES Institute of Excellence, graduating with a Diploma in Entertainment Design.

  • Admissions
  • Entry Requirements
  • Programme Fees
Duration:9 Months (Full Time & Part Time)
Programme Layout:Full Time – 5 days X 3 hours a day per week
Part Time – 3 days X 3 hours a day per week
Note:International Students are only offered Full-Time course.
There are no differences in the total number of contact hours between the Part-Time and Full-Time courses.
Student to Lecturer Ratio:12:1
Medium of Instruction:Lectures & Practical (Hands on Application)
Language of Instruction:English
Mode of Assessment:Project Based Assessment for All Modules
Graduation Criteria:In order to file for a graduation certificate, the student must have completed and passed all the modules of the course.

Minimum Age: 18 years old or above (based on date of birth) at point of start class

1. Academic Qualifications
Local Students or International Students
  • MAGES Diploma in Entertainment Design / Animation
  • OR Diploma in Concept Art/ Animation / Game Art / Multi Media/ Fine Arts/ Illustration from Polytechnics
Mature Students

At least 30 years of age, with 8 years of work experience.

2. English Proficiency
Local Students
  • GCE ‘O’ Level English – Requires a minimum of C6 English grade
  • OR Pass interview with the Academic Director and assessment by Academic Board (if student does not meet the above English requirement)
International Students
  • IELTS 5.5
  • OR Other equivalent qualifications where the medium of instruction is English
  • OR Student may attend additional English classes and pass at the equivalent of upper intermediate level (if student does not meet any of the above English requirements)
Fees Breakdown
ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN
Total Payable(S$)
(Singaporeans & PR)
Total Payable(S$)
(International Students)
Course Fee14,88816,338
Admission Fee200500
Course Material Fee450450
FPS Insurance100100
Examination Fee450450
Medical Insurance Fee150150
Student Pass Application0500
(A) Total Course Fees Payable16,23818,488
Total Fees Payable [Inclusive of 7% GST]17,374.6619,782.16

 Miscellaneous Fees*

Purpose of FeeAmount (S$) and When Payable
Course Transfer Fees$100 ($107 [Inclusive of 7% GST])
5% – Overdue for 1 week
Late Payment Fees (Exclusive of 7% GST)6% – Overdue for 2 weeks
9% – Overdue for 3 weeks
10% – Overdue for 4 weeks
Replacement of lost Course Material$50.00 ($53.50 (Per Module) [Inclusive of 7% GST])
Replacement of Student ID$30 ($32.10 [Inclusive of 7% GST])
Re-Taking Examinations$500 ($535 [Inclusive of 7% GST])
Re-module (Exclusive of 7% GST)(Total Course Fees * Module Credits) /
Total Programme Credits
Review of grade per module/unit$50 ($53.50 [Inclusive of 7% GST])
Late Re-enrolment fee per module/unit$50 ($53.50 [Inclusive of 7% GST])
Admin fee for every cancellation/change of module/unit$50 ($53.50 [Inclusive of 7% GST])
Deferment fee per module/unit$100 ($107.00 [Inclusive of 7% GST])
Admin fee for the lost library item$20 ($21.40 [Inclusive of 7% GST])
Convenience Fee for using Credit Card3% based on amount payable
Banker’s Guarantee (if applicable)Bond AmountFee Payable (Inclusive GST)
1000$400 ($428 [Inclusive of 7% GST])
1500$400 ($428 [Inclusive of 7% GST])
3000$400 ($428 [Inclusive of 7% GST])
5000$600 ($642 [Inclusive of 7% GST])

Application Fees

  • Local Students – $250 ($267.50 [Inclusive of 7% GST])
  • International Students – $500 ($535.00 [Inclusive of 7% GST])

Payment Notes

  • Non-Refundable Application Fee is not summed up in (A)
  • Total Fees Payable [Inclusive of 7% GST] is fully protected as required by EduTrust FPS
  • MAGES Institute of Excellence has adopted the Insurance Scheme
    • Account Name: MAGES INSTITUTE OF EXCELLENCE PTE LTD
    • Account Number: 106-902634-2
Testimonials

Student Testimonials

Rem, Concept Art Student

The classes are really interesting. Our lecturer is the best lecturer I’ve ever had. No one has ever sat down and taught me how to paint like that. The lecturer not only taught us how to texture, he also taught us major skills like lighting and ambience. The hands-on approach at MAGES was a game changer for my art.

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