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Specialist Diploma in
Motion Graphic Design

Programme Highlights

 

  • Get skilled in both 2D & 3D Motion Graphics
  • Learn a variety of Skills and Processes for various phases of Broadcasting: TV, Video & Film Making
  • Design Entrepreneuship teaches students how to place an accurate value upon their skills – should they become business owners or freelancers
  • Learn Motion Graphics using Cinema 4D, After Effects

 

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 Adv. /
Specialist Diploma
Articulation
Degree at
Abertay or AAU

STUDENT ARTWORK

Course Modules

1

Motion Design I

Motion Design I

MGD107: Motion Design I

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

Advertising Design

Advertising Design

MGD201: Advertising Design

Advertising Design provides insight and practice in the creative design process behind elective and memorable advertising. This module examines strategies for developing and directing a media mix across a variety of print and online formats and for designing messages which reflect both audience and client “contact” relationships. Emphasis will on the design and presentation of a series of portfolio-ready advertising campaigns for actual client use.

3

3D for Designers

3D for Designers

MGD202: 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.

4

Motion Design II

Motion Design II

MGD203: Motion Design II

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.

5

Digital Compositing

Digital Compositing

MGD204: Digital Compositing

This course introduces high-end digital multi-layering. Techniques and aesthetic issues are explored to produce time-based imagery. Students acquire and integrate aesthetically driven live-action imagery into broadcast or visual effects projects utilizing a wide range of media formats.

6

Art Direction II

Art Direction II

MGD205: Art Direction II

Students build on skills and processes learned in previous design courses to conceive and produce multifaceted Design campaigns. This Advanced 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 will Gain Creative Direction Skills and Project Management Skills by executing a project for a real-world Client. Students Experience and explore the business aspects of design, investigating effective ways to work in a project based team environment.

7

Design Entrepreneurship

Design Entrepreneurship

MGD206: Design Entrepreneurship

Module hours: Contact hours 24 hours, Practice 16 hours, Total 40 hours
Module Code: MGD206
Credit Weight: 20
This course addresses the essentials of entrepreneurship. Business organization, business plans and proposals, as well as ethical and legal issues will be discussed. Additionally, this course focuses on the fundamentals of profitability. Students will learn how to take a business idea, assess that idea, and develop an appropriate business model, and will create a plan to conduct a feasibility analysis for the idea that you developed.

8

Senior Design Portfolio

Senior Design Portfolio

MGD207: Senior Design Portfolio

Under faculty supervision, students will review, revise, and refine previous deliverables based on peer and faculty evaluation, and create a portfolio that demonstrates a mastery of industry standards and expectations. The student will present and discuss their portfolio of work to an audience/jury.

9

Capstone Studio Practice

Capstone Studio Practice

MGD208: Capstone Studio Practice

The Motion Graphic Design Capstone Studio Practice is a research-based module that integrates concepts and work from throughout the program. Students are expected to integrate skills, knowledge, and creativity to produce a project that will showcase professional expertise in a chosen career field. Student can choose to work on the individual project or live project mentored by the industry partners at MAGES campus or at the company. If the student is working at the company for the duration of the module then it would be treated as internship.

Career Opportunities

  • Career OpportunitiesCareer OpportunitiesGraphic Designer
  • Career OpportunitiesCareer OpportunitiesArt Director
  • Career OpportunitiesCareer OpportunitiesMotion Graphics Artist
  • Career OpportunitiesCareer Opportunities Animators -2D/3D Storyboard Artists
  • Career OpportunitiesCareer OpportunitiesAnimators -2D/3D

Graphic Designer

A graphic designer works on a variety of products and activities, such as websites, advertising, books, magazines, posters, computer games, product packaging, exhibitions and displays, corporate communications and corporate identity, i.e. giving organisations a visual ‘brand’.

Art Director

The Role of an Art Director is to Confer with clients to determine objectives, budget, background information and presentation approaches. Work with department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts and to coordinate creative activities

Motion Graphics Artist

Motion graphics artists create animated 2- and 3-dimensional images. Artists use video and animation to give the impression of action through changing images. Work is produced for media, such as the Internet, television, and film.

Animators -2D/3D Storyboard Artists

Storyboard Artists illustrate the narrative and draw panels to demonstrate action. Storyboard artists usually work hand-in-hand with animation and/or filmmaking teams to help map out a story from start to finish long before work starts.

Animators -2D/3D

Primary Role of Animators in 2D/3D computer animation produces 2D/ three-dimensional images which create the illusion of movement.

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.

Regine Yong

Creative Design Lecturer at MAGES Institute of Excellence
B.A Honours in Illustration, University of The West of England, UK

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Yong Lee Chin, Regine

Creative Design Lecturer at MAGES Institute of Excellence
B.A Honours in Illustration, University of The West of England, UK

Regine’s experience spans from East to West, she has worked as an art director in creative agencies, collaborating with a wide variety of clients in various industries to design and conceptualize various projects ranging from advertising, corporate communication and brand management. Graduating with honors in Bachelor of Illustration from the University of The West of England, UK. Regine is an art adventurer with a strong background in graphic design and illustration.

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.

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:Full Time – 8 Months
Part Time – 8 Months
Programme Layout:Full Time – 5 days a week and 5 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. Academic Qualifications:
Local Students or International Students

Minimum 18 years of age, and

Diploma in Graphic Design from Polytechnics

OR Diploma in Graphic Design from other PEIs

OR Diploma in Design related subject from home country of applicant

Mature Students

At least 30 years of age, with 8 years of work experience.

2. English Proficiency
Local Students

GCE ‘O’ Level English

English grade of C6 required

OR 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 Other equivalent qualifications where the medium of instruction is English

OR Student may attend additional English classes (MAGES English Programmes) and pass at the equivalent of upper intermediate level (if student does not meet any of the above English requirements)

Fees Breakdown
SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN MOTION GRAPHIC DESIGN
Total Payable(S$)
(Singaporeans & PR)
Total Payable(S$)
(International Students)
Course Fee13,28813,288
Admission Fee200500
Course Material Fee450450
FPS Insurance100100
Examination Fee450450
Medical Insurance Fee150150
Student Pass Application0500
(A) Total Course Fees Payable14,63815,438
Total Fees Payable [Inclusive of 7% GST]15,662.6616,518.66

 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
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 Name: MAGES INSTITUTE OF EXCELLENCE PTE LTD
    • Account Number: 106-902634-2
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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