Foundation Certificate in Art & Technology - MAGES Institute
Foundation Certificate Program in Art and Technology


9 Month Program | Full - Time


Foundation Certificate Course

The MAGES Institute offers a 9-month Foundation Certificate in Art and Design aimed at equipping learners with a comprehensive understanding of Digital Arts. Students will gain mastery for the fundamentals of Digital Art prior to pursuing diplomas and degrees. Industry-leading educators and mentors facilitate an immersive learning experience through rigorous modules that evaluate assignments, projects, and practical coursework. Graduates of the Foundation Diploma in Art and Technology program acquire valuable skills helping them to identify career paths and proceed to their Diploma program of choice.


The 9-month Foundation program provides the necessary thorough groundwork for beginners in the Digital Arts.


The Art and Technology Foundation courses ensure that students are confident in basic principles of Digital Art before moving on to diplomacy and degrees. Industry-leading educators and mentors guide participants through in-depth modules by assessing assignments, projects, and hands-on experiences with the coursework. Upon completion, students will have the assets to designate a suitable career path in digital art and media.

DURATION : 9 Months (3Hrs per Day; 5 Days per Week Full-Time, 3 Days per Week Part-Time)

STUDENT-TO-LECTURER RATIO : 12 Students : 1 Lecturer

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION : Lectures & Practical (Hands-on Application)

MODE OF ASSESSMENT : Project-Based Assessments for All Modules

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


Term 01


In the first term, students will learn the fundamentals of reading, writing, and speaking in an academic setting. Although often underutilized, acquiring strength in these areas will carry students through the rest of their educational pursuits.

Learn Unity and Unreal Engine

Term 02


Creative Concept Development will be introduced in the second term as students lay the groundwork for a future as technological creators and problem-solvers. Participants will learn practical applications of creativity and how to use it in a consumer-driven workplace. Students will also start to build their skillset as they learn techniques in composition, drawing, and digital design through modern digital software.

Term 03


The last portion of the course will grant a Certificate in Technology as participants learn mathematical principles for gaming and immerse themselves in the developmental tools used in the industry. A basic understanding of programming will also be introduced through programming languages like Python. Students will gain proficiency not only in designing and strategizing interactive game interfaces but in building simple applications for them as well.

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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.

Mohd Zaki Bin Ragman

Illustrator | Creative Director | Lecturer

Jeffrey is an Indie developer/generalist since 2007, mostly focused on gameplay, AI,UI/UX, Networking, Script Systems, and mobile programming. He has co-founded game studio Touch Dimensions Interactive and shipped notable games including Wizards and Wagons, Autumn Dynasty warlords, Huff and Puff and Totem Star.

Jiang Anxiong, Jeffrey



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Academic : 2 Credit Passes at GCE ‘N’ Level (excl English) or equivalent

English : IELTS 5.0 or Pass in English GCE ‘N’ Levels or equivalent

Age : 16 Years Old or above

(Mature Candidates above 30 years old require 5 years working experience)

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


(*Incl 8% GST)

International Students SGD 15,161.04

Singapore Citizens & PRs SGD 14,297.04


Exemption :
International Students SGD 9,882.00

Singapore Citizens & PRs SGD 9,018.00


Who can apply for this program?

The program is ideal for those looking for a challenging and rewarding career in the interactive entertainment industry. The Foundation Certificate is designed to turn aspirants into effective learners.

What are the course duration, fee and upcoming intake details?

Course duration, fees and upcoming intakes may vary from program to program. Payment is accepted through cheque, bank wires, credit/debit card, and PayPal. For more info, please contact us directly in the form below. Diploma in Game Design and Technology Course Duration: 12 Months Upcoming Intake: March & September 2023 (Incl 8% GST) International Students SGD 18,887.04 Singapore Citizens & PRs SGD 16,457.04

Do I need to know coding for these courses?

This program is recommended for beginners, coding/programming knowledge will be covered as part of this program.


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