Foundation Certificate in
Art and Technology

Programme Highlights

Modules

The modules ensure in-dept coverage of the subject through 4 modules, including the final project.

Methods of Assessment

Each module is assessed through a combination of assignment, attendance and project work.

Industry Project

This project gives students hands-on experience and tests the application of knowledge learnt during the course.

Pathway

Course Modules

1

Academic Reading & Writing I

Academic Reading & Writing I

FCAT101 – Academic Reading & Writing I

This Module will assist students to read academic texts using appropriate strategies to locate main ideas or specific information. Students will be introduced to basic expository genres and appropriate vocabulary for academic writing.

2

Academic Reading & Writing II

Academic Reading & Writing II

FCAT102 – Academic Reading & Writing II

This Module will assist students to read both extended or multiple texts, evaluating their sources and identifying points of view. Writing will focus on outlining, paraphrasing, summarizing and producing expository essays.

3

Academic Speaking

Academic Speaking

FCAT103 – Academic Speaking

This Module aims to improve your skills and confidence in speaking. It is designed to give intensive practice in spoken English for presentation and discussion purposes, and to prepare students for the college experience.

4

Creative Concept Development

Creative Concept Development

FCAT104 – Creative Concept Development

Creative Concept Development is a hands-on module exploring the nature of —and practical applications for— creativity. The student will have insights into methods to identify user needs and an understanding of how creative methods are used to evaluate and select concepts on the basis of consumer needs.

5

Basic Drawing I

Basic Drawing I

FCAT201 – Basic Drawing I

This subject introduces students to the various aspects of Drawing and Composition techniques which will help them to learn about the process of concept development in pre-production of Animation, Motion Graphics and Games. This module will introduce and teach students on the foundation of drawing varied from Prop Design to Environments.

6

Basic Drawing II

Basic Drawing II

FCAT202 – Basic Drawing II

This Module will focus primarily on the human figure through observational drawing. Basic anatomical considerations will be addressed. As the course progresses, students will integrate the figure into a spatial context, engaging issues of composition, figure and ground, and effective lighting.

7

Digital Design

Digital Design

FCAT203 – Digital Design

This module introduces students in the creation of basic supporting visual assets through guided practices using essential software. Students gain valuable hands-on experience in the illustration of design elements, processing of digital imaging and creation of two dimensional designs. At the end of the module, students will be able to create basic assets to support productions and have a solid foundation.

8

Mathematics for Games

Mathematics for Games

FCAT204 – Mathematics for Games

Many facets of game programming requires a fundamental understanding of mathematical principles what allow for the manipulation of in-game elements. Certain game components such as AI and graphics are more exposed to the direct involvement of mathematics than others, but all disciplines of game development can benefit from a fundamental knowledge of mathematics. In this module, the student will learn the application of mathematics to the domain of real-time interactive applications.

9

Games Appreciation

Games Appreciation

FCAT205 – Games Appreciation

This module will provide an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the world of video game design and development. Student will be guided on a step by step walkthrough on the design consideration for a game and explore how player elements, the different types of platform, various genres relate to market needs.

10

Basic Programming

Basic Programming

FCAT206 – Basic Programming

This Module is designed as an introduction to programming and programming language Like Python for the students who have no or very little programming knowledge and experience. At the end of this Module, you can expect to be fairly proficient in using Programming Languages like Python to build simple applications, and have a good understanding of what it takes to plan, analyze, design, implement and develop simple applications.

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.

Sharma Manuj Chandra

Lecturer at MAGES Institute of Excellence
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu,India.

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Sharma Manuj Chandra

Lecturer at MAGES Institute of Excellence
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu,India.

Manuj is a technology and management generalist, he is a Graduate in Game Development using the Game Engine, Unity. Manuj has considerable experience in Virtual Reality, having developed games on Oculus Rift, Leap motion and Cardboard e-learning apps which are marketed in United Kingdom and other countries. He brings with him more than a decade of industry experience.

Regine Yong

Creative Design Lecturer at MAGES Institute of Excellence
B.A Honours in Illustration, University of The West of England, UK

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Yong Lee Chin, Regine

Creative Design Lecturer at MAGES Institute of Excellence
B.A Honours in Illustration, University of The West of England, UK

Regine’s experience spans from East to West, she has worked as an art director in creative agencies, collaborating with a wide variety of clients in various industries to design and conceptualize various projects ranging from advertising, corporate communication and brand management. Graduating with honors in Bachelor of Illustration from the University of The West of England, UK. Regine is an art adventurer with a strong background in graphic design and illustration.

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.

Yee Suk Yi

Digital Designer (UI/UX), Ex Etude House & GSK
Bachelor of Arts, Honours Programme in Graphics Design, Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore.

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Yee Suk Yi

Digital Designer (UI/UX), Ex Etude House & GSK
Bachelor of Arts, Honours Programme in Graphics Design, Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore.

Yee Suk Yi is a Graphic Designer with 6 years of experience in digital design and corporate branding. This includes user interface (UI) design, infographic design, and managing social media channels. She is also the author of several articles for a luxury lifestyle website. Suk Yi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Honours Programme in Graphics Design, from Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore.

Jiang Anxiong, Jeffrey

Specialist Diploma in Game Development,
Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore

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Jiang Anxiong, Jeffrey

Specialist Diploma in Game Development,
Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore

Jeffrey is an Indie developer/generalist since 2007, mostly focused on gameplay, AI,UI/UX, Networking, Script Systems, and mobile programming. He has Co-founded Game Studio Touch Dimensions Interactive and shipped notable games including Wizards and Wagons, Autumn Dynasty warlords, Huff and Puff and Totem Star.

Tan Pang Ren

3D Animator, Redeye Studio
BFA in Digital Animation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Tan Pang Ren

3D Animator, Redeye Studio
BFA in Digital Animation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Pang started his Animation journey with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Digital Animation (Honours), from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He went on to produce a multi-award winning short film – Drunken Moon, acting as the Producer and Lead Animator of the team. Pang furthered his career in South Korea, working with SAMG Animation Studio. Then moving back to Singapore, to work with studios like Gumi Asia and Tiny Island Productions – taking up roles such as Senior Animator and Technical Artist. Pang brings with him more than 6 years of Animation industry experience.

  • Admissions
  • Entry Requirements
  • Programme Fees
Duration:9 Months (Both Full Time & Part Time)
Programme Layout:Full Time – 5 days a week and 3 hours per day
Part Time – 3 days a week and 3 hours per 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.
1. General Interest

Applicants must have a passion for creation, a love of media and entertainment, and willingness to strive for good results.

2. Age

16 years old (based on date of birth) by the date that classes start.

Local Students
Academic Qualifications

3 GCE ‘O’ Level passes or Certificate Level or NITEC

English Proficiency

GCE ‘O’ Level English

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

Mature Candidates Entry

Applicants must be at least 30 years of age with 8 years working experience

International Students
Academic Qualifications for Diploma Intake

Applicants should have passed a minimum of 10 years senior high school education with proof of pass in English. Student has to pass all subjects with the required averaged score of 65%. or

3 GCE ‘O’ Level passes or NITEC.

Minimum of 10 years senior high school education with proof of pass in English. Student has to pass all subjects with the required averaged score of 65%.

For all students who have not studied English up to senior high level would need to have completed the following:

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)

EXEMPTIONS APPROVED

If student has achieved C6 in GCE ‘O’ Level or 65% in English in 10th Grade or IELTS 5.5 then student can be exempted from Modules FCAT101, FCAT102 and FCAT103.

Fees Breakdown
Foundation Certificate in Art & Technology
Total Payable(S$)
(Singaporeans & PR)
Total Payable(S$)
(International Students)
Course Fee11,88811,888
Admission Fee200500
Course Material Fee450450
FPS Insurance / Escrow Fee100100
Examination Fee450450
Medical Insurance Fee150150
Student Pass Application0500
(A) Total Course Fees Payable13, 23814, 038
Total Fees Payable [Inclusive of 7% GST]14,164.6615,020.66

 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 Fee (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

  • The Total Course Fees Payable (A) 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
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