Diploma in Digital Media

CSM ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL


Course introduction

Introduction


Course Objectives

The course structure is designed to provide passionate aspiring artists with the necessary skills and tools in order to become:

-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)

The business of digital media

This module is an introduction to digital media and is designed to expose students to the myriad of digital media elements existing in present market conditions. It focuses on enabling students to understand the critical success factors digital media can be designed to achieve in the areas of business development, marketing and enhancing relationships with stakeholders.

Foundation drawing

Figure drawing is a foundational skill that is required by any media artist to put thought onto paper. This module trains students to observe both form and action with an object, in relation to its surrounding space.

Digital Imaging

This module aims to develop a detailed understanding of digital imaging and painting, suitable for media application. It covers elements of digital painting, photo manipulation as well as compositing to ensure each student is fully capable of capturing, creating and publishing a portfolio of digital art.

2D Animation

This module teaches the student principles of animation and its applications using flash software. This is to support students in producing interactive websites and games while keeping to the traditional principles of squash and stratch etc to bring about believeability and life to their work.

Storyboarding

This module focuses on the visual development of concepts, which are then put into narrative forms. It teaches the students key points of mise-en-scene, camera work, colour moods, character and layout design, as well as the actual planning and composition of shots.

Principles of design

This module covers the basics of graphic design, layout and typography. Upon successful completion of the module, students will be familiar with the essential concepts and techniques of design, typography and its relevant uses in digital media. There is a key focus on type as image and the relationship between visual and verbal language. Typographic terminology, history, technical issues related to typography will also be examined.

Foundation 3D

This section aims to train the media artist on the essentials in 3D creation and animation using Maya. The key areas of focus are on creating 3D text, modelling lighting, rendering and basic camera work. The end result is a fully rendered digital space or object that is believable and fully usable for a 3D animated scene.

Sound Theory

This module aims to give the media artist the necessary practical and technical tools to record and/or craft audio, music and sound elements to enhance or work as a stand-alone in his/her media project.

Digital video

Ease of access to digital video has brought about overnight sensations and internet superstars on online channels such as YouTube and the likes. This module identifies this powerful medium and attempts to enable students with the ability to plan, develop and create their own mini productions. It enriches the individuals with basic pre to post production skills necessary to become the next big thing.

Course Duration

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

Mode of delivery

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

Assessment methodology

Assignments, assessment tasks, portfolios, practicals, workshop activities.

Note

In case of cailure of a module, student is allowed to take up to 1 supplementary assessment with payment of the appropriate fee. Modules are independent of each other.

Commencement Dates

January, April, Juy, October

Note:

-The minimum number of students before the class commences is 15.

-Students will be notified 2 weeks in advance should course not commence.
Deadline for Application

One month before commencement

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, a student must have completed and passed all 9 modules.

Entry Requirement

Students must be minimum 17 years of age

English proficiency at IELTS 4.5 level or equivalent or have taken intensive english for 3 months.

3 GCE 'O' level credits with a pass in English or equivalent

Application Fee

For local students: S$ 53.50 (inclusive of 7% GST)

For international students: S$ 321 (inclusive of 7% GST)#

#For Student's Pass Holders only (Not applicable to Singaporeans/PRs/Employment Pass / Dependant Pass Holders)

Course Fee

S$ 12, 500 (9 modules - before 7% GST)
Miscellaneous Fees

Fee Protection Scheme (Insurance)*:
Varies (based on payment amount and date)

Medical Insurance Fee**:
S$ 100 (inclusive of 7% GST)

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



Fees & Funding

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