Mages Institute of Excellence
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IMDA Grant

Professional Certificate
in Concept Art for
Games and Films

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.

STUDENT ARTWORK

Course Modules

1

Foundation of
Character Design

Foundation of
Character Design

CON201: Foundation of Character Design

Students will learn techniques in digital concept art for designing interesting and memorable character concept. This module covers fundamental ideas behind character design through the creation of unique thumbnails and rough studies. It also covers basics such as unique Character studies, construction and anatomy, costuming, posing, Realistic Textures and lighting techniques.

2

Creature
Design

Creature
Design

CON202: Creature Design

This module covers fundamental ideas behind creature design through the creation of unique thumbnails and rough studies. Students will learn techniques in digital concept art for designing interesting and memorable creature concept. It also covers basics such as unique Creature studies, construction and anatomy, posing, Realistic Textures and lighting techniques.

3

Environment
Design

Environment
Design

CON203: Environment Design

Developing environments for the entertainment industry is one of the cornerstones of the concept artist’s work. The students are trained to apply the fundamentals of composition and perspective in creating environment. Students will learn to develop themes and styles specific to different genres. Topics covered include cartoon, realism, hyper-realism styles for games and film.

4

Project

Project

CON204: Project

This module guides students through the final stages of creating a portfolio that is geared towards creating illustrations for games and films. Interviewing and presentation techniques will be introduced, along with strategies for developing an effective self-promotional campaign.

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.

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.

Kok Joon Wen, Julian

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Animation,
University of Wolverhampton, UK

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Kok Joon Wen, Julian

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Animation,
University of Wolverhampton, UK

Julian has over 10 years of experience as a concept artist and illustrator in the Entertainment Industry. As Senior Concept Artist/Art Lead for games, he Worked closely with Product Lead to develop high quality visuals guide for new IP. Lead critiques on the execution of Characters/Environments as well as Managed a team of 2D, 3D, FX and UI artist on project and created art bible to help increase visual fidelity.

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:3 Months (Full Time)
4 Months (Part Time)
Programme Layout:Full Time – 5 days a week and 3 hours a day
Part Time – 3 days a week and 3 hours a day for Lecture classes
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.

3. Academic Qualifications
Local Students

GCE ‘A’ Level or

3 GCE ‘O’ Level passes or Certificate or NITEC in related subject

International Students

The entrance requirements differ from country to country but in general applicants must have satisfactorily completed 12 years of senior high school education or equivalent.

For further information, please email us at enquiry@mages.edu.sg.

4. English Proficiency
Local Students

GCE ‘O’ Level English

English grade of C6 required for IT and Gaming programmes related courses.

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

International Students

IELTS 5.5 or more

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
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN CONCEPT ART FOR GAMES AND FILMS
Total Payable(S$)
(Singaporeans & PR)
Total Payable(S$)
(International Students)
Course Fee6,8506,850
Admission Fee3838
FPS Insurance100100
Medical Insurance Fee150150
Student Pass Application0250
(A) Total Course Fees Payable7,1387,388
Total Fees Payable [Inclusive of 7% GST]7,637.667,905.16

**Funding of up to 90% of course fees (excluding GST) capped at $ 3,000 per course
IMPORTANT: IMDA Grant application will close 5 days after course commencement.

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])

Payment Notes

  • Eligibility for IMDA Grant**
    • Full-time Media Professionals, Full-time Media Freelancers, and Fresh Media Graduates
    • Only Singaporeans or PR – 18 years old and above may apply.
  • 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
Student 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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