SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN VISUAL EFFECTS (ALUMNI)

SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN VISUAL EFFECTS (ALUMNI)

About the Course

The Specialist Diploma in Visual Effects is a program, aim to train students in both the art fundamental and technical skills needed to produce high quality visual effects. Singapore’s Interactive and Digital Media (IDM) sector has been rapidly expanding since the launch of our nation’s vision to establish the country as Asia’s leading media marketplace and test-bed for innovative ideas in digital media. With a demand for passionate technical artists with experiences in art fundamentals, media production houses in Singapore such as VHQ, Vividthree Productions, AMC studios, Cum.m+d, CraveFX, Infinite Frameworks, Lucasfilm and many more are constantly seeking for such capabilities.
Due to the advancement of technology there is a blurring of lines to the job scopes within the media industry. Therefore, skillsets drawn from this course is designed to enable students to cross platforms within the media industry, for example a visual effects artist will be able to apply his/her skills in film, Tv, games or even scientific visualizations in the medical or engineering field.
To help fill this gap we are offering a 6-month part-time specialized programme to train and convert professionals who have a passion for the media industry.
  • Course Aim

    The Specialist Diploma in Visual Effects is a program, aim to train learners in both the art fundamental and technical skills needed to produce high quality visual effects using non-breakable workflows in Houdini and other 3D applications.
  • Course Outline

    Post Diploma Certification in Visual Effects Techniques (180 Hrs)
    • Procedural Mesh Creation - 30 hr/2 credit 
    • Texturing Techniques and UV Unwrapping - 30 hr/2 credit 
    • Pipeline development for CG production  - 30 hr/2 credit 
    • Shader Development for Photorealism - 30 hr/2 credit 
    • Dynamics in Visual Effects - 30 hr/2 credit 
    • Particle Effects - 30 hr/2 credit  Post Diploma Certification in Visual Effects Production (120 Hrs)
    • Visual Effects Project - 120 hr/8 credit
  • Target Participants

    IT, ICT Sector, design, film, video production, animation, motion graphics, art or design.
  • Certification

    Nanyang Polytechnic will award the Specialist Diploma in Visual Effects to participants who have successfully completed all the required modules and the final project. Graduates of the program will produce a show reel highlighting with an extensive breakdown of their work and process. With the show reel, graduates could seek entry-level careers in VFX.
  • Admission Requirements

    Applicants should have at least a degree or diploma in one of the areas - IT, ICT Sector, design, film, video production, animation, motion graphics, art or design. Applicants with working experience in the areas of relevance mentioned above are preferred. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on: (i) Evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience; OR (ii) Supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.
  • Course schedule (conducting days & time)

    Classes every Tuesday and Thursday, 7pm to 10 pm and Saturdays 10am to 5pm.
  • What You'll Study

  • Accreditation

    Specialist Diploma in Visual Effects
    Post Diploma Certification in Visual Effects Techniques (180 Hrs)
    Post Diploma Certification in Visual Effects Production (120 Hrs)
  • Key benefits of programme

    Learners will be able to adopt a non-breakable visual effects workflow and capable in problem solving visual effects sequences with the latest industry technology and practices. Learners will also get to learn from industry professionals from companies such as Ubisoft, Lucasfilm and other participating post-production companies
  • Programme structure

    Post Diploma Certification in Visual Effects Techniques (180 Hrs)
    • Procedural Mesh Creation - 30 hr/2 credit 
    • Texturing Techniques and UV Unwrapping - 30 hr/2 credit 
    • Pipeline development for CG production  - 30 hr/2 credit 
    • Shader Development for Photorealism - 30 hr/2 credit 
    • Dynamics in Visual Effects - 30 hr/2 credit 
    • Particle Effects - 30 hr/2 credit  Post Diploma Certification in Visual Effects Production (120 Hrs)
    • Visual Effects Project - 120 hr/8 credit
  • List of participating companies

    Ubisoft, Sidefx Asia Pacific, AMC Studios, Offset Pte Ltd, CUM M+D, VividThree, Ice Berg Design and Infinite frameworks.
  • Course delivery methods and assessments

    Classes will be conducted in the evening with participating industry professionals to co-teach the modules. Each module will have one assignment/project to be completed and submitted in class.
  • Course Fees and Funding

    Full Time Diploma Graduates from the Class of 2021 and 2020 and graduates who complete their National Service in year 2021 and 2020 can sign up for one free Specialist Diploma course offered by NYP

  • Contact for course enquiries

    Ms CHEN KAREN, karen_chen@nyp.edu.sg, Tel No:65501967
  • Remarks

    NYP reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any prog and amend the fees/info without prior notice.
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