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Advanced Diploma In
Motion Graphic Design

Programme Highlights

  • Master both 2D & 3D Motion Graphics
  • Learn Skills and Processes for various phases of Broadcasting: TV, Video & Film Making
  • Learn Motion Graphics using the most industry relevant softwares like Cinema 4D, After Effects
  • Work on an individual project or live project mentored by the industry partners at MAGES campus or at the company.
  • Integrate skills, knowledge, and creativity to produce a project that will showcase professional expertise in a chosen career field.

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

Drawing Techniques.

Drawing Techniques.

MGD100

This course teaches students the tools necessary to draw accurate representations of objects as they really see them in the world. They will be able to visualize what they imagine, and thus help them develop their artistic skills. Students will examine various theories of aesthetics and composition to determine why we find certain film shots, painting or photographs visually appealing. This module will also teach students about storytelling through storyboarding. The topics of timing, framing, camera movements, screen direction and editing will also be explored.

2

Design Basics.

Design Basics.

MGD101

This course provides theoretical and practical exercises to introduce students to the elements and principles of design, 3D Design, and color theory. Scale, form, line, color, texture, and pattern will be studied in conjunction with the principles of balance, harmony, rhythm, emphasis, focus, proportion, and contrast.

3

Digital Imaging.

Digital Imaging.

MGD102

This course has been designed to explain the basic understanding of a raster-based software program to create, manipulate, and modify raster-based images. Students will be focused on understanding the tools used to manipulate raster based images and will be expected to use proper terminology when discussing and presenting their work. Student will be show how to transfer skills and Concepts developed in design fundamentals to the digital world through composition of digital images.

4

Typography.

Typography.

MGD103

Typography is the art of organizing letters in space and time. Students gain a familiarity with typographic terms and technologies, an understanding of classical and contemporary typographic forms, an ability to construct typographic compositions and systems, and an appreciation of typography as an expressive medium that conveys aesthetic, emotional and intellectual meaning. Students are introduced to digital typesetting and page layout software. Emphasis will be placed on developing visual sensibilities, mastery of typographic vocabulary and the ability to conceive and express ideas.

5

Digital Illustration.

Digital Illustration.

MGD104

This course covers the foundations of vector-based artwork in order to create digital illustrations, graphics, and interfaces. Students will have the opportunity to create illustrations and will experiment with type as a graphical element. The differences between vector and raster based artwork will be delineated.

6

Typography II.

Typography II.

MGD105

Building on the fundamentals of typographic form and function, this module extends and applies basic vocabulary and understanding to more complex problems that address typographic hierarchy, context, sequence and gestalt. This course will emphasize the design of projects that address the investigation of letterforms and their characteristics, spacing, leading, type selection, layout alternatives, terminology, and the use of typography as a communication medium. Through a focused series, students explore how typography behaves across media.

7

Animation and Motion Theory.

Animation and Motion Theory.

MGD106

Students will be introduced to the principles and elements of motion design through studio practices at beginning and advanced levels. Students will be exposed to the first phase, “type in motion”, which emphasizes the relationship between typography principles and animation fundamentals. Students will then gain knowledge during the second phase when an advanced applied approach to the language and principles of motion is explored.

8

Motion Design 1.

Motion Design 1.

MGD107

This course introduces the theory and production of animated 2D graphical elements for multiple platforms. Concept, research, design and pre-production techniques for motion graphics projects are covered, focusing on animating with typography, graphic symbols, shapes, and color. Design projects are analyzed according to their conceptual and graphical composition, and are developed to effectively and creatively communicate a message to a specific audience.

9

Art Direction.

Art Direction.

MGD108

This course focuses upon the development and production of audience-focused Design projects. In this Art Direction module Students Learn how to manage a project, develop an Agenda, Conduct a Meeting, and work in Groups. Case studies will be used as a means to develop Design strategies, construct creative briefs, and produce portfolio-quality projects.

10

Advertising Design.

Advertising Design.

MGD201

Advertising Design provides insight and practice in the creative design process behind elective and memorable advertising. This module examines strategies for developing and directing a media mix across a variety of print and online formats and for designing messages which reflect both audience and client “contact” relationships. Emphasis will on the design and presentation of a series of portfolio-ready advertising campaigns for actual client use

11

3D for Designers.

3D for Designers.

MGD202

Motion Graphics is the convergence of art, design, motion, and technology. Students will learn cutting edge industry techniques, primarily focusing on an 3D Software and its uses in the motion graphics industry. In addition to a strong 3D element, the course will also focus on the integration of type, design, and audio.

12

Motion Design 2.

Motion Design 2.

MGD203

This module is aimed at expanding the student’s typographic vocabulary through the use of time-based composition, sound and animation. Students will develop a time / movement-related projects using semantic typography with the objective of enhancing visual form, meaning and communication. Rhythmic and expressive use of type in motion explores varying type size, weight, spatial relationships, form/counter form, and movement within a word, while preserving sound typographic principles.

13

Digital Compositing.

Digital Compositing.

MGD204

This course introduces high-end digital multi-layering. Techniques and aesthetic issues are explored to produce time-based imagery. Students acquire and integrate aesthetically driven live-action imagery into broadcast or visual effects projects utilizing a wide range of media formats.

14

Art Direction II.

Art Direction II.

MGD205

Students build on skills and processes learned in previous design courses to conceive and produce multifaceted Design campaigns. This Advanced Art Direction module Students Learn how to manage a project, develop an Agenda, Conduct a Meeting, and work in Groups – Experiences that Simulate a real – world studio, TV Station or Advertising Agency. Students will Gain Creative Direction Skills and Project Management Skills by executing a project for a real-world Client. Students Experience and explore the business aspects of design, investigating effective ways to work in a project based team environment.

15

Design Entrepreneurship.

Design Entrepreneurship.

MGD206

This course addresses the essentials of entrepreneurship. Business organization, business plans and proposals, as well as ethical and legal issues will be discussed. Additionally, this course focuses on the fundamentals of profitability. Students will learn how to take a business idea, assess that idea, and develop an appropriate business model, and will create a plan to conduct a feasibility analysis for the idea that you developed.

16

Senior Design Portfolio.

Senior Design Portfolio.

MGD207

Under faculty supervision, students will review, revise, and refine previous deliverables based on peer and faculty evaluation, and create a portfolio that demonstrates a mastery of industry standards and expectations. The student will present and discuss their portfolio of work to an audience/jury.

17

Capstone Studio Practice.

Capstone Studio Practice.

MGD208

The Motion Graphic Design 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. Student can choose to work on the individual project or live project mentored by the industry partners at MAGES campus or at the company. If the student is working at the company for the duration of the module then it would be treated as internship.

Career Opportunities

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Motion Graphic Design

We live in a world of moving images – from cinemas, to boardrooms and to bus rides – and it’s designers with visual storytelling skills who create them. A Diploma in Motion Graphic Design, gives you the essential knowledge, skills and experiences required to embark on a career designing and producing content for film, TV, games, advertising, information/education and beyond.

Our Motion Graphic Design curriculum combines a traditional design foundation with the elements of motion graphics so that our students are able to create a variety of assets for the Design, entertainment and broadcast industries.

  • Graphic design
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • 2D/3D animator
  • Title design
  • Concept / Story Board Artist
  • Film/TV
  • Compositor
  • Broadcast Designer
  • Digital designer
  • Art Director
  • Creative 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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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  • Admissions
  • Entry Requirements
  • Programme Fees
Duration:18 Months (Full Time & Part Time)
Programme Layout:Full Time – 5 days a week and 5 hours a day
Part Time – 3 days a week and 3 hours a day
Note:International Students can only opt for Full Time programmes
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.
General Interest
Local Students

Minimum 17 years of age, and

2 GCE ‘A’ level passes or minimum of 2 H2 level subjects with a pass or above or

Foundation Certificate in Art and Technology from MAGES or

Certificate in Design or Graphics related courses from other PEIs

International Students

Minimum 17 years of age, and

Equivalent to Year 12 from the respective home country of the applicant or

Foundation Certificate in Art and Technology from MAGES or

Certificate in Design or Graphics related course from other PEIs

Mature Candidates Entry :
  • Applicants must be at least 30 years of age with 8 years working experience.
Local Students

English Proficiency:

GCE ‘O’ Level English(English grade of D7 required for Animation related courses & Other programmes requires a minimum of C6 English grade)

Pass interview with the Academic Director and assessment by Academic Board (if student does not meet the above English requirement)

International Students

English Proficiency:

IELTS 5.5

Other equivalent qualifications where the medium of instruction is English

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 MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGN
Total Payable(S$)
(Singaporeans & PR)
Total Payable(S$)
(International Students)
Course Fee23,48823,488
Admission Fee500500
Course Material Fee675675
FPS Insurance150150
Examination Fee900900
Medical Insurance Fee225225
Student Pass Application0500
(A) Total Course Fees Payable25,93826,438
Total Fees Payable [Inclusive of 7% GST]27,753.6628,288.66

 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

Kavya, Motion Graphic Design Student

I really had an amazing work culture at MAGES which is one of the reasons I would love to work or learn here. Lecturers are very supportive, and we actually have time to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Which I think is really important if you are a designer who has to sit in front of a computer all day long.
The unique part about MAGES is that they allow students to be themselves and give them the freedom to use their own creative and art style without boxing them in with rules.

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