Mages Institute of Excellence
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IMDA Grant

Professional Certificate in
Interactive Environments

Programme Highlights

Modules

In-depth coverage of the subject through 3 modules that includes a Final Project

Methods of Assessment

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

Industry Project

Industry project to give hands on experience and application of the knowledge acquired during the course.

STUDENT ARTWORK

Course Modules

1

Storytelling through VR

Storytelling through VR

CIE201: Storytelling through VR

This module will focus on what makes enjoyable and functioning level games and how to create them. Introduction to the tools and concepts used to create levels for games and simulations. The Module Incorporates level design, architecture theory, concepts of critical path and flow, balancing, play testing, and storytelling. The Students will also learn how to create interactive game elements that pull a user through a story.

2

AR in Action

AR in Action

CIE202: AR in Action

This module will provide students with the knowledge of Augmented Reality and it’s Technologies – Image recognition, object recognition, and several other technologies out there. Students will learn how to integrate and configure an Augmented Reality SDK into a Game Engine using Different Recognition Platforms. Students will learn how to develop Authoring for Mobile Devices and Advanced Interaction Techniques using AR and a Game Engine.

3

Project

Project

CIE203: Project

The Project tasks the student to review the Application of AR/VR Methods inside a game development and apply the necessary skills in the creation of a Game/Application/Storytelling. Students are expected to monitor all aspects of the project, ensure that proper knowledge and resources are harnessed to create the desired outcome in a timely, cost-effective manner. Students will also devote most of their time in the research and design of the original mobile AR game or Game Level for a VR Experience.

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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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.

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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.

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Chan Haoran, Luther

Founder, Explosive Barrel (Game Studio)
Bachelor of Computing (Communications and Media), National University of Singapore

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Chan Haoran, Luther

Founder, Explosive Barrel (Game Studio)
Bachelor of Computing (Communications and Media), National University of Singapore

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Luther Chan has more than 10 years of experience in the Game Industry. His strength is in Game Development and Emerging Technologies. He is the Founder of Explosive Barrel an independent game development studio that focuses on creating high quality games and we have been doing so for over 10 years. In addition to creating our own games, they also create games for websites and brands. His previous clients include Ubisoft, Coke, Cheetos, E4, NHS and Air France-KLM. Luther graduated with a Bachelor of Computing (Communications and Media), from the National University of Singapore.

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  • 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 INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENTS
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$50 ($53.50 [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

Don Carlo, Interactive Environment Student

What makes MAGES unique is that they really focus on the individual capabilities of the student and they are able to adapt to each Student's learning needs while still keeping to the modules and structure. They are really eager to make the students learn something from the course - and produce a quality output for the final project.

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