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Top Rated 3D Animation Program Diploma

Advanced Diploma in 3d Animation

The Advanced Diploma in animation offers students the opportunity to learn core principles and techniques focusing on storytelling, motion, performance, and expression through digital forms. The production pipeline and career paths will also be studied in depth.

Students learn from industry professionals, using the same techniques and tools that will eventually be needed in the workplace. Using state-of-the-art software and hardware, students create their own stories, design, and produce animated short films. By the end of the program, one would have developed a professional show-reel, tailored to your own career aspirations, and be ready to launch your creative career.

Duration :9 Months (3hrs per day; 5 days a week Full-Time, 3 days a week Part-Time) ; International Students are only offered Full-Time course.

Student-to-Lecturer Ratio :12 Students : 1 Lecturer

Medium of Instruction :Lectures & Practical (Hands on Application)

Mode of Assessment :Project Based Assessment for All Modules

Software Taught :Maya, Substance Painter, Premier Pro

Note :A Pass in all Modules within the maximum study period is required for Graduation.

9 Month Program

Term 1 Advanced Skill

The first term will focus on Drawing in Motion (observational figurative motion through life drawing), and Advanced Character Rigging (setting up of a naturally-deforming humanoid character)

Term 1 : Advanced Skill

Our advanced 3d animation program will teach students to examine some of the more intricate ideas and techniques involved with the character set-up process, methods for adding appeal, purpose, and emotion that will aid them throughout their careers. Industry-leading teachers and mentors will reveal valuable practices pertaining to animation.

The program will cover the following modules:

  • Drawing in Motion
  • Advanced Character Rigging
  • Advanced Animation Techniques
  • Advanced Character Animation
Term 2 3D Animated film

In their second terms, students will learn Advanced Animation Techniques (with motion capture), and Advanced Character Animation wherein students will learn methods to add appeal, purpose and emotion to their characters.

Term 2 : 3D Animated film

In their second term, students are provided the opportunity to synthesize their learning into a cohesive project piece. Through group inception, design, and animation, students complete a 3D Animated film. This will build valuable skillsets to be used in all aspects of 3D Animation. Lectures and practical hands-on projects will teach participants valuable artistry for their own creative pursuits as well as how to apply each skill for client work.

The program will cover the following modules:

  • Collaborative Project
Term 3 Portfolio

Students will be part of a Collaborative Project (creating a complete 3D animated film), develop their portfolio through peer and faculty reviews, and finally take part in a Capstone Studio Practice, a research based module that will showcase expertise in their chosen career field

Term 3 : Portfolio

In the third term of our program, students will prepare to apply their know-how for 3D Animation in Singapore and internationally. Students will learn about working within animation studios and how to apply what they’ve learned at every level of their careers. Throughout the course, each student will build a distinguished portfolio of work that will be ready to present to future job opportunities by the end of this term.

The program will cover the following modules:

  • Portfolio
  • Capstone Studio Practice



Amita Sahgal
Aditya Dwivedi
Kelly Bender
Rajesh Chakravarthy
Mohd Zaki Bin Ragman
Rakesh Shrinivas Gowda
Siew Zhi Zhong, Jerome
Adeeb Md.



MAGES is a friendly place to learn animation where you focus on learning industry-oriented animation, including the basics and advanced technologies on evolving software. The teachers as well as support staff members are extremely helpful and forever enthusiastic, They are highly qualified in their respective areas and work closely with all students to clarify their doubts. Studying at MAGES has been a fantastic experience. The course contents are designed in such a way that it provides a very strong foundation.


Diploma in Animation has been a wonderful journey for me. It let me discover my interests and capabilities. It has taught me a new way of seeing things. The progress I made in a year wouldn't have been possible without my lecturer Ms Amita Sahgal. MAGES has been very supportive and encouraging. I would like to thank all lecturers and staff at MAGES who have been consistently guiding me and fellow students to reach greater heights.

Admission Information

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Entry Requirements

Academic : MAGES Diploma in Animation, or, Diploma in Multimedia/Computer Science/Graphic Design or relevant Diploma from Polytechnics or from other institutions.

English : IELTS 5.5 or Pass in English GCE ‘O’ Levels or equivalent

Age : 17 Years Old or above

(Mature Candidates above 30 years old require 8 years working experience)

Please contact us for advice on minimum entry requirements before applying if needed

Course Fees

(Incl 7% GST)
International Students SGD19,782.16
Local Students SGD17,374.66


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