Mages Institute of Excellence
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IMDA Grant

Character Design for Film & Games

Course Detail

Course Details

Award : Certificate of Participation

Duration: 36 hours

Course Schedule: 12 weeks / Every Saturday

Topics Covered

• Designing a Character based on a story
• Understanding and Developing Poses for Characters
• Designing character emotions
• Create imaginative, convincing and believable characters through
• Spontaneous imagination and creativity.

Entry Requirements

  • Age: 16 years old and above recommended
  • Open to all Singapore Residents (Including citizens, PR, LTVP Holders)

Software Taught

  • Photoshop


Full Course Fee: $2,200 (Plus 7% GST)
After 90% IMDA Grant: $374 (Inc.GST)
After 70% IMDA Grant: $814 (Inc.GST)

IMDA Grant Breakdown (Valid for all SP & PR > 16 years old)

70% IMDA GRANTAll individuals between16 to 39 yearsNon-SME Employees
90% IMDA GRANTAll individuals above 40 yearsSME Employees

NOTE: Media Freelancers will get $7.50 Allowance per hour

Self sponsored can use Skill Future Credit



A unique learning experience combining academic leadership and first-hand experience from world-class educators.

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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.

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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.

Student Testimonial

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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