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Diploma in Entertainment Design


  • Learn the three fundamental areas of Concept Art – Character, Creature Environment.
  • Learn Pre-production skills for all three industries: Film, Games & Animation.
  • Experience the studio environment while working on actual concept art based on an art brief.



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 Advance /
Specialist Diploma
Degree at
Abertay or AAU


Course Modules


Art Fundamentals


2D Visual Asset Development


Character Design Studio


Environment Design Studio


Creature Design Unleashed


DED106 Digital Sculpting for Artists


Portfolio development


Capstone studio practice

Career Opportunities

  • Career OpportunitiesCareer OpportunitiesConcept Artist
  • Admissions
  • Entry Requirements
  • Programme Fees
Duration:11 Months (Full Time & 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
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. Intake Consideration

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

2. Minimum Age

17 years old (based on date of birth) at point of start class.

3. Academic Qualifications for Diploma Intake
Local Students

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 Art or Animation related course from other PEIs.

International Students

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

Foundation Certificate in Art and Technology from MAGES or Certificate in Art or Animation related course from other PEIs.

Mature Candidates Entry

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

4. English Proficiency
Local Students

GCE ‘O’ Level English – Requires a minimum of C6 English grade or

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

International Students

IELTS 5.5 or

Other equivalent qualifications where the medium of instruction is English or

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 for the Foundation Certificate in Art and Technology.

Fees Breakdown
Total Payable(S$)
(Singaporeans & PR)
Total Payable(S$)
(International Students)
Course Fee17,36022,360
Admission Fee200500
Course Material Fee450450
FPS Insurance100100
Examination Fee450450
Medical Insurance Fee150150
Student Pass Application0500
(A) Total Course Fees Payable18,71024,510
Total Fees Payable [Inclusive of 7% GST]20,019.7026,225.70

 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
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 Number: 106-902634-2
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