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IMDA Grant

Motion Design Production Techniques

Guide to Motion Design with industry learning tool- After Effects (Level 2)

Course Detail

Course Details

Award : Certificate of Completion

Duration: 30 hours

Course Schedule: 5 Weeks/ 2 days a week

Topics Covered

  • Defining Motion Design/ Motion Graphics
  • Types of animation (character, typographic, infographic, etc.)
  • Principles of Animation
  • Timeline and Keyframes
  • Creative Briefs and Idea Generation
  • Kinetic typography
  • Audio and Cameras
  • Animating in 2D and 3D Space
  • Exporting Media

Entry Requirements

  • Age: 16 years old and above recommended
  • Open to all Singapore Residents (Including citizens, PR, LTVP Holders)
  • Students need to have Adobe After Effects knowledge on a motion graphics to join this course OR should have completed our ‘Visual Storytelling for Designer’ course.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of motion graphics and its relationship to broadcast design.
  • The ability to integrate the use of design, typography, sound, space, timing, and animation within motion pieces.
  • The ability to design and complete professional broadcast quality motion-based projects.
  • The ability to present, discuss, and articulate concepts through analysis, research, and idea development in relation to motion design
  • Develop an understanding of graphic design principles in motion graphics.

Software Taught

  • Adobe After Effects


ParticularsFull FeesSingaporeans 40 Yrs Old and AboveSME Sponsored Singaporeans & PRSingaporeans Below 40 Yrs & SPR
Subsidy (Grant) in %0%up to 90%up to 90%up to 70%
Fees (Inclusive of 7% GST) (S$)$2354$374$374$814
(Self-sponsored students can use Skills Future Credit, PSEA grant, and UTAP)

NOTE: Media Freelancers will get a $7.50 Allowance per hour

  • 75% attendance is mandatory to complete the programme
  • The student should submit and must pass the prescribed assessment (i.e. Practical Project)

*For additional grant eligibility, please contact us.


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

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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.

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Student Testimonials

Kavya, Motion Graphic Design Student

MAGES really has an amazing culture at MAGES which is one of the reasons I loved to learn here. Lecturers are very supportive, and 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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