Specialist Diploma in Entertainment Art and Design

Provided by East Asia Institute of Management (EASB)

Course introduction


The Specialist Diploma in Entertainment Art and Design is a 9 month course focusing on creating Art Assets for Entertainment Media such as Games, Film, Animation, Comics, etc. Students will be building up core fundamentals of art, design thinking, trained to develop core components of Entertainment Design including drawing, painting and designing storytelling, animation, character, creature and environment concepts in various forms. In addition there will be a 2 month Industrial Attachment upon successful completion of the course..

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

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

  • Master skill-sets to create illustrations and concept art from imagination
  • Learn all the fundamentals of digital artwork which is used in books, films, movies, games, advertising and also fine art etc.
  • Gain knowledge of the illusion of depth and perspective and how to apply them in designs
  • Demonstrate Composition and Lighting fundamentals
  • Be familiar with industrial design and greenlight process for entertainment design in games, movies and entertainment industry.
  • Demonstrate latest 2D art skills in the industry and proficiency in 2D software/hardware like Photoshop, Dragon Bone and tablets etc.

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

Delivery Method
Generally the curriculums for all levels are taught over 4 terms of 12 weeks. Modules are conducted in formal instructor-led classroom sessions where students are introduced to the course discipline. Each term will cover 2-3 modules with 50 contact hours per module. Lectures are 2-hour sessions and Tutorial 3-hour sessions weekly

Mode & Duration

  • Full-time: 9 months
  • Part-time: 9 months
  • Industrial Attachment: 2 months
  • Jan / Apr / Jul / Oct
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
  • 1:15
  • Assignment, Project
  • Foundations in Character Design
  • Composition and Colour Theory
  • Fundamentals of Lighting and Photoshop Mastery
  • Observational and Constructive Human & Animal Drawing
  • Creature and Props Design
  • Perspective and Environment Design with 3D workflow
  • Animation for Games, Motion Graphics, Comics and Film
  • Portfolio and Personal Branding
  • Concept & Production Art for Games and Film with 2D/3D Workflow
  • UI & UX for Interactive and Entertainment Media
  • Communication in Global Workspace
  • 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
  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.