Program Categories: Character Animation, Experimental Animation, Computer Animation/Digital Art, Graphic Design, Web Graphics/Design, Web Animation, Animation History/Theory, Workshops, Vocational Training
Public or Private Institution: public
Number of Students: 920
Number of Foreign Students: 100
Teacher / Student Ratio: 1:15
Year Program First Started: 1989
Fees / Tuition Information: SGD 12,000 a year
Is Financial Aid Available? yes
Financial Aid Information: Bursaries for local and foreign students
Grants for film projects
Part-time employement in school
Entrance Requirements: For Diploma programmes:
At least secondary school diploma with above average grades
Written test to assess creative writing ability of applicants
Interview with portfolio presentation
For Advanced Certificate / Diploma programmes:
Diplomas or degrees in relevant fields
Portfolio and interview
Program Philosophy: To develop and nurture creative and ethical media professionals for
society and the industry.
To provide a balanced and value-adding curriculum with theory based on a foundation of social sciences, arts and humanities, and practice honed through in-school workshops and application of new media and communications technology, individual and group projects, and industry internships.
Faculty Description: Lecturing staff consists of local (60%) and foreign (40%) lecturers with post-graduate qualifications and years of profesional industry experince. Foreign staff are recruited from the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific Region.
Alumni Information: The School of Film and Media Studies has produced over 1200 graduates of the diploma programmes in mass communications and in film, sound and video.It has also produced 20 graduates from the recently developed Advanced Diploma in Film Production.
Career Placement Information: Graduates of the School who join the labour market immediately after receiving their diploma usually find employment within three months of graduation. They work in the local film and television indusry, in advertising and marketing agencies, in government public information and /or coprorate communications offices, in newspapers and magazines, in independent video, audio and animation production houses. Some become entrepreneurs and start up their own small production houses, video shops, and sepcial events companies. Others have become front of camera personalities as actors, comperes, public affairs hosts journalists.