Advanced Diploma in Visual Effects

The Advanced Diploma in Visual Effects Course is designed for students to apply creativity and technical knowledge to enrich the storytelling aspects in a range of films and related projects.

Our Visual Effects course has been devised with input from industry professionals, to develop one’s understanding of primary visual effects and animation technology and their application in a film production process. The course will give one detailed knowledge of the production context and related disciplines that informs visual effects practice. By the end of the course students would have developed a professional show reel tailored to their own career aspirations, ready to launch their creative career.

Duration:9 Months (3 Hrs per Day; 5 Days per Week Full-Time, 3 Days per week Part-Time) No difference in the total number of contact hours between Part-Time and Full-Time

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:Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, Houdini, Photoshop, Nuke, Premier Pro

Note:International Students are only offered Full-Time course.


Siew Zhi Zhong, Jerome
Rakesh Shrinivas Gowda
Rajesh Chakravarthy

9 Month Course

Term 1 Fundamentals

The first term of the VFX courses at MAGES Institute will focus on the basic principles needed to apply artistry and create quality work within the industry.

Term 2 Skills

Polished production and seamless effects develop as students learn to create visual masterpieces from start to finish.

Term 3 Portfolio

In the last term of the program, students establish their portfolio, a demo reel, and a website as they prepare to take their skillset to the workforce.



What I love about MAGES is how different each individual is, they come from all over the world and learn from each other to produce amazing work. MAGES Lecturers also kept encouraging and believing in me, with constant reviews and suggestions to show me how to improve - adding to my overall learning experience.

Admission Information

Upcoming Intakes

March 2022

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be 18 years old or above at Commencement, and have obtained MAGES Diploma in 3D Animation / Game Design / Game Art/ Animation OR Diploma in Animation / Game Design/ Game Design and Development / Multi Media/ VFX from Polytechnics.

Course Fees

(Incl 7% GST)
International Students
SGD 19,782.16 Singapore Citizens & PRs SGD 17,374.66


Don’t worry, your information will not be shared and we will not spam your inbox

Course Type

By proceeding, I give my consent to MAGES Institute of Excellence ("MAGES") to collect and use my personal data for the purpose of contacting me about the products and services offerred by MAGES. The Data Protection Policy is available on the website