Advanced Diploma in
3D Animation

Programme Highlights

 

  • Learn how to apply the Principals of Animation in all aspects of Character Animation
  • Create Animated Sequences from Original Concept to Final Film or Video Production
  • Coordinate and Manage to Production of an Animated Film – including Cinematography, Art Direction and Editing
  • Create a Professional Portfolio that is Industry Ready

 

STUDENT ARTWORK

Course Modules

1

Drawing in Motion

Drawing in Motion

AD3D201: Drawing in Motion

The study of the human form is a vital practice for animators and artists. This module explores observational figurative motion through life drawing.

2

Advanced Character Rigging

Advanced Character Rigging

AD3D202: Advanced Character Rigging

This Advanced Module will cover the methods needed to set up a naturally-deforming humanoid character. Students examine some of the more intricate ideas and techniques involved with the character set-up process.

3

Advanced Animation Techniques

Advanced Animation Techniques

AD3D203: Advanced Animation Techniques

This module introduces students to advanced animation techniques with motion capture to produce realistic character animation for various applications (e.g. game development and film production).

4

Advanced Character Animation

Advanced Character Animation

AD3D204: Advanced Character Animation

This module is an advanced exploration of the acting and performance aspects of character animation. Students will be introduced to methods for adding appeal, purpose, and emotion to their characters.

5

Collaborative Project

Collaborative Project

AD3D205: Collaborative Project

In this Module students are provided the opportunity to synthesize their learning into a cohesive project piece. Through group inception, design and animation, students complete a 3D Animated film.

6

Portfolio

Portfolio

AD3D206: Portfolio

This module is to prepare the student as a professional for the animation and digital media industry. The course is designed for the student to be prepared with the tools and knowledge to get a job or to work in the animation industry.

7

Capstone Studio Practice

Capstone Studio Practice

AD3D207: 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 Opportunities3D Modeler
  • Career OpportunitiesCareer Opportunities3D Animator
  • Career OpportunitiesCareer OpportunitiesLighting Artist
  • Career OpportunitiesCareer OpportunitiesAnimation Engineer
  • Career OpportunitiesCareer OpportunitiesCinematic Animator
  • Career OpportunitiesCareer OpportunitiesTexturing Artist
  • Career OpportunitiesCareer OpportunitiesRigging Technical Director

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.

Kanan Abdul Kader Mohamed Ali

Temasek International Pte. Ltd. - Lead Animator
Diploma in Advanced Studies in Character Animation, Animation Mentor, Berkeley, California

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Kanan Abdul Kader Mohamed Ali

Temasek International Pte. Ltd. - Lead Animator
Diploma in Advanced Studies in Character Animation, Animation Mentor, Berkeley, California

Kader is an expert conceptualizer and a strategist. He is associated with companies like Sunwoo and Grid Synergy since 2013. His clients include SingTel, ST Engineering, Internal etc. He has been in the industry for the past thirteen years, working on Concepts, Art Direction, Fabrication & Project Costing etc.

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.

Rakesh Shrinivas Gowda

Lecturer at MAGES Institute of Excellence
Advanced Diploma in Animation, MAGES Institute of Excellence, Singapore

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Rakesh Shrinivas Gowda

Lecturer at MAGES Institute of Excellence
Advanced Diploma in Animation, MAGES Institute of Excellence, Singapore

As the lecturer of Animation and Motion Graphics at MAGES, Rakesh brings with him a plethora of experiences. As an immensely creative artist, he has extended his animation, 3D modelling and VFX expertise into building Virtual Reality Environments and Experiences. Rakesh has been working in the education field for the past 7 years with various film and creative media schools. Rakesh has successfully trained students for employment in animation and the creative technology industry. He completed his Advanced Diploma in Animation from MAGES Institute of Excellence, Singapore.

Siew Zhi Zhing, Jerome

Resident Producer and Director, Pharaoh Entertainment
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Animation, Nanyang Technological University

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Siew Zhi Zhing, Jerome

Resident Producer and Director, Pharaoh Entertainment
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Animation, Nanyang Technological University

Jerome graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Animation, from Nanyang Technological University. His directorial debut, Hooked (2010), made official selection in Singapore TBS Digicon 6. He has since directed and produced under various companies for clients such as HDB, Singapore Prisons, People’s Association, Aviva and Google. He now serves as the resident producer and director in Pharaoh Entertainment.

Dominic Woon

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Animation,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Dominic Woon

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Animation,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dominic is a Concept Designer/ Illustrator with 5 years of experience in conceptualising, designing and storyboarding. He heads his company Pen and Paper Studios with the intention of creating quality artworks that communicate as well as entertain. Some of Dominic’s clients include Grey Group, Shooting Gallery Asia, Tiny Island and MM2 Entertainment. Having worked with global and regional innovation managers for clients like Fonterra and Uber. Dominic has visualised new product concepts that could define the future. He has also storyboarded for SG50’sìTheatre of Dreams in the Future of Us exhibition as well as created visuals for the 2016 Health Promotion Board’s Chinese New Year animation. A supporter of community initiatives, Dominic works with Bold At Work – an innovative educational centre, to build resilience amongst youth by imparting design thinking skills. He has also partnered Presence Pictures, and created a curriculum for secondary schools which supports children learning to draw and encourages the development of spatial awareness.

  • 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 3D Animation / Game Design / Game Art/ Animation
  • OR Diploma in Animation / Game Design/ Game Design and Development / Multi Media 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 3D ANIMATION
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

Vanessa, 3D Animation Student

What I love about MAGES is how different each individual is, they come from all over the world and learn from each other to produce amazing work. MAGES Lecturers also kept encouraging and believing in me, with constant reviews and suggestions to show me how to improve – adding to my overall learning experience.

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