Mages Institute of Excellence
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IMDA Grant

Professional Certificate in
Motion Design

Programme Highlights

Modules

In-depth coverage of the subject through 5 modules that includes an Art Direction Project

Methods of Assessment

Each module will be assessed through a combination of assignment, progression tests, 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

Motion Design 1

Motion Design 1

MD201: Motion Design 1

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.

2

3D for Designers

3D for Designers

MD202: 3D for Designers

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.

3

Motion Design 2

Motion Design 2

MD203: Motion Design 2

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.

4

Art Direction

Art Direction

MD204: Art Direction

Students build on skills and processes learned in previous design courses to conceive and produce multifaceted Design campaigns. This 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 Experience and explore the business aspects of design, investigating effective ways to work in a project based team environment.

5

Production - Portfolio Prep

Production - Portfolio Prep

MD205: Production – Portfolio Prep

This module guides students through the final stages of creating a portfolio that is geared towards creating Motion Design piece that demonstrates a mastery of industry standards and expectations. 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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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 MOTION DESIGN
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

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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