Specialist Diploma in Game Design and Development

Provided by East Asia Institute of Management (EASB)


Awarded by East Asia Institute Of Management

Course introduction


Specialist Diploma in Game Design and Development is a 9 month course focusing on crafting and developing solid conceptualizes idea from paper to a mobile proto-type. Students will be taught core fundamentals of art and design thinking. This course covers core component development in Game Design including storytelling, character development, game design development, game programming and other game concepts in various forms. In addition there will be a 2 month Industrial Attachment upon successful completion of the course.
This course will groom students to become a well-rounded entrepreneurial Game Designer, Level Designer, a 2D & 3D Game Artist or a Gameplay Programmer who can design and develop a game idea from conceptualisation to project proposal and from prototyping to production.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Apply game design principles and techniques by the end of the course. 
  • Use Storyboard software to manipulate storyboard based on their game design documentation.
  • Demonstrate the use of Game Design Documentation to develop game prototype 
  • Apply techniques of paper prototyping and it’s fundamentals
  • Manipulate using 2D / 3D Unity engine (Cocos-XD2) to develop prototype for mobile / cross platform 
  • Apply correct micro-transactions ingame 
  • Idea generation and apply ingame unique selling points such as game features and core game mechanics 
  • Demonstrate the 3 types of Gamification

Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirement:
Relevant EASB Diploma
Polytechnic Diploma
Equivalent academic qualification from a recognized higher learning institution

Language Proficiency: Minimum EASB ETEDP Level 2 / IELTS 5.5 / GCE O-Level C6 

Minimum Age: 17 years

Mature Candidates:
Applicants must be at least 30 years of age with 8 years of working experience.

Application Procedure : 
You may apply to EASB either by visiting EASB Balestier Campus
Balestier Campus 9 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329975

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Mode & Duration

  • Full-time: 9 months
  • Part-time: 9 months
  • Industrial Attachment: 2 months
Jan / Apr / Jul / Oct

Average Teacher-Student Ratio

Assignment, Project, Practical

  • Video Game History
  • Art of Story
  • Character Design
  • Game Studies
  • Game Design Practicum
  • Introduction to User Experience
  • Tools for Game Design
  • Game Programming
  • Game Programme Production and Management
  • Communication in Global Workplace
  • Industrial Attachment

Fees & Funding

 International students
 Tuition Fees  S$ 21,150
 Assessment Fees  S$ 800
 Application and Enrolment  S$ 450
 Administrative Fee  S$ 1,000
 Study Material  S$ 600
 TOTAL  S$ 24,000
 Singaporean / PR
  Full-Time / Part Time
  Tuition Fees  S$ 17,560
  Assessment Fees  S$ 800
  Application and Enrolment  S$ 150
  Administrative Fee  S$ 800
  Study Material  S$ 600
  TOTAL  S$ 20,000
  Medical Insurance   Waived
  FPS Insurance or Escrow Bank Charge   Waived

Other miscelleneous fees may apply (Please click here for more information)
Application and Enrolment Fee is non-refundable.
All prices are subject to prevailing Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 7%.
All prices are effective for intakes from July 2019.
Start of class is subjected to minimum class size achieved