Advanced Diploma in Digital Media

Our Advanced Diploma in Digital Media is a practical course that focuses on advanced skills to boost the portfolio of students from our Diploma in Digital Media, as well as of working professionals.

Course Duration

Full time: 9 months (3-hour lessons/day, 5 days/week)
Part time: 9 months (3-hour lessons/day, 3 days/week)

Course Structure

There are a total of 8 modules have to be completed and passed for the award of the Advanced Diploma in Digital Media.

Course Module and Synopsis

Intermediate 3D
A follow up to foundation 3D, this module aims to train the media artist on character animation and basic rigging using Audtodesk Maya. The key areas of focus are on character animation, basic bi-ped rigging and basic camera work. The end result is a well-directed characterised Animated short.

Digital Web Development
This module aims to give the media artist the necessary practical and technical tools and skill sets to build an interactive online site using the current industry softwares.

Thesis (1) Pre-production
This module is the beginning of a three part continual module that leads to the student’s final thesis piece. It is designed to bring the students through a thorough pre-production phase in planning a multi-media project. It will give the students skills necessary for critical thinking, problem solving and a structured format in planning a multimedia project.

Visual Effects and Compositing
This section introduces key concepts to digital compositing and integrating the visual effects workflow. Compositing techniques such as chroma keying are taught beginning with key concepts followed by the right methods of capturing visual effects, up to the integration of cross platform softwares.

Motion Graphics
This modules introduces key techniques to creating motion text and graphics. It gives the students the ability to structure a project and create appropriate visuals for motion graphics with an emphasis on its final movements on screen.

Thesis (2) Production
This module is the second of a three part continual module that leads to the student’s final thesis piece. It is designed to bring the students through a thorough production phase in executing a multi-media project. It will give the students the students the skills necessary for critical thinking and problem solving and a proper production-like environment.

Thesis (3) Post-production
This module is the final stage of a three part continual module, culminating with the final thesis. It is designed to bring the students through the final phase in executing a multi-media project. It will give the students the skills necessary for fine-tuning projects and presenting their coursework.

Project Work
This module gives students opportunities to cherry pick their preferred area in the digital media and work on it in a structured way to develop a project as a masterpiece in their portfolios for employability based on a mixed-media generalist approach which cover key areas in digital film, animation, visual effects, motion graphics and web development.

Course Learning Objectives

This module gives students opportunities to cherry pick their preferred area in the digital media and work on it in a structured way to develop a project as a masterpiece in their portfolios for employability based on a mixed-media generalist approach which cover key areas in digital film, animation, visual effects, motion graphics and web development.

Delivery Mode

The course is delivered face-to-face, in classroom mode, through e-learning and practicals.

Course Commencement

January, April, July and October

Assessment Methodology

Assessments/Exams are conducted after every module.

Assignments, assessment tasks, portfolios, practicals.

Note:
In case students fail the main examination of a particular module, they are allowed to sit for ‘One’ supplement assessment with payment of the appropriate fee*. Students are to re-take the module, shall they fail the supplementary assessment. Modules are independent of each other.
* Refer to Miscellaneous Fees

Graduation Requirements and Awards

Students must complete and pass 8 modules to be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Digital Media conferred by CSM Academy International Pte Ltd.

Career Opportunities

  • Production assistants (Animation and Video Pipeline)
  • 3D Artist Assistants (Modelling/Texture/Lighting)
  • Storyboard Artists
  • Web Designers
  • Social Media Marketers
  • Video Generalists (Editors/Sound Tech/Camera Operators)

Entry Requirement

  • Diploma in Digital Media awarded by local polytechnic or CSM Academy International or other relevant  diploma holders.

English Requirement

  • IELTS with a minimum overall band of 5.0. OR
  • GCE ‘A’ Level pass in English or equivalent.

Application Fee (Non-Refundable and non-transferrable)

International student: S$600 (before GST)
Local student: S$50 (before GST)*

*Local student refers to Singaporeans/PRs/Employment Pass/Dependant pass holders

Course Fee

For local students: S$12,600.00 (before GST)
For International students: S$13,500.00 (before GST)

Insurance Fees

  • Fee Protection Scheme***: Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Medical Insurance Fee****: Subject to prevailing market rate

***The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ paid fees.
****It is compulsory for all local and international students to purchase medical insurance which is valid throughout their course of studies with the CSM Academy International. Local students (Singaporeans, PRs & Non-student’s Pass holders) may opt-out for this scheme if they can provide the proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.

Note:

  • Payment of fees is in Singapore Dollars.
  • Payment method only by Cheque/ Nets/ Telegraphic Transfer

Local students

Step 1 – Fill up the following online forms:

  • Application Form – CSM Academy International Pte Ltd

Step 2 – Attached the following documents:

  • A copy of passport-size photographs with white background
  • A copy of passport (must have at least 1 year validity for foreigners with valid pass) / NRIC (For Singaporean / PRs)
  • Notarised/Certified true copies of all your educational transcripts and completion certificates
  • Proof of English Proficiency; either IELTS/TOEFL score sheet or equivalent qualification (if applicable)
  • A copy of resume
  • Application fee (non-transferable and non-refundable):
  • Payment mode:
    • Via Paypal
    • Via Demand Draft / Cheque payable to “CSM Academy International Pte Ltd”; or by Telegraphic Transfer:
      • Account Name: CSM Academy International Pte Ltd
      • Company Address: 250 Sims Avenue #03-01 SPCS Building Singapore 387513
      • Account Number: 3183003044
      • Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited
      • Bank Address: Tanjong Pagar Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-37/40 Singapore 082001
      • Bank Code: 7375
      • Branch Code: 009
    • Note:All documents must certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.
      Please ensure that your application forms and documents reach us at least 2 months before course commencement.

Step 3 – Acceptance by the School
Upon receipt of your completed application, you will be notified of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks. Successful applicants will receive Letter of Acceptance via email and mail out the original copy to applicants.

Step 4: Offer Acceptance
If you decide to accept the offer, you will need to sign the Letter of Acceptance via email/post.

Step 5: Payment of Programme Fees
Upon receipt of your signed Letter of Acceptance, you will be required to bring the original certificates for verification and to sign the student contract and follow by course fee payment.

International Students

Step 1 – Fill up the following forms:

  • Application Form – CSM Academy International
  • ICA Form 16 and Form V36 (complete in English and duly signed by applicant)

Step 2 – Attach the following documents:

 

  • A copy of passport-size photographs with white background
  • A copy of passport (must have at least 1 year validity)
  • A copy of birth certificate
  • Notarised/Certified true copies of all your educational transcripts and completion certificates
  • Proof of English Proficiency; either IELTS/TOEFL score sheet or equivalent qualification (if applicable)
  • Resume or Letter from employer certifying period of employment (if applicable)
  • Bank balance to show a minimum of S$30,000 for students from visa-required countries (China, India etc)
  • Application fee (non-transferable and non-refundable):
  • Payment mode:
    • Via Paypal
    • Via Demand Draft / Cheque payable to “CSM Academy International Pte Ltd”; or by Telegraphic Transfer:
      • Account Name: CSM Academy International Pte Ltd
      • Company Address: 250 Sims Avenue #03-01 SPCS Building Singapore 387513
      • Account Number: 3183003044
      • Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited
      • Bank Address: Tanjong Pagar Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-37/40 Singapore 082001
      • Bank Code: 7375
      • Branch Code: 009
    • Note:All documents must certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.
      Please ensure that your application forms and documents reach us at least 2 months before course commencement.

Step 3 – Acceptance by the School
Upon receipt of your completed application, you will be notified of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks. Successful applicants will receive Letter of Acceptance via email and mail out the original copy to applicants.

Step 4: Offer Acceptance
If you decide to accept the offer, you will need to sign the Letter of Acceptance via email/post. Alternatively, you may also submit the documents to CSM Academy’s recruitment partner in your country.

Step 5: Application of Student Pass
Upon receipt of your signed Letter of Acceptance, CSM Academy will proceed to submit your Student’s Pass application via SOLAR+ to Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). You will know of the outcome within 1 – 2 months.

Step 6: Payment of Programme Fees
Once your Student Pass application is approved-in-principle by ICA, you will be required to bring the original certificates for verification and to sign the student contract and follow by course fee payment. Do contact our Student & Industry Outreach Executive if you require student services on arrival such as airport pick-up, accommodation, medical check-up and more.

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