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3dsense Media School:
3dsense Media School in Singapore is easily recognised as one of the outstanding and pioneer digital 3D animation training institutes in Asia. What had started as an interactive digital web portal in 2000, the school has come a long way to evolve from its humble beginnings into the established, independent institution that it is now. Throughout this journey, our vision remains the same and that is to promote digital arts to Asia and around the world and to provide an intensive, professional training to nurture quality talents for the digital 3D entertainment industry.

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Photo of Animation & Visual Effects Courses in SingaporeDiploma in Digital Visual Effects & Animation (12 months full-time):
The full-time, 12-month programme is developed upon the 3dsense's philosophy to achieve 'Speed and Quantity without compromise on Quality' - a reality of the dynamic, competitve digital media industry.

Curriculum Highlights:

Term 1 (Foundation & Overview):
Foundation Drawing; Storytelling, Film Studies, Anatomy Studies, Perspective Drawing, Concepts of Animation, Introduction to After Effects, Premiere Pro and Maya 

Term 2 and Term 3 (Specialisation Basic & Advanced Level):
Life Drawing, Digital Painting, Character Design, Lighting & Rendering, Character Setup, Storyboarding, Modelling, Character Animation or Visual Effects specialisation subjects

Term 4 (Demo-Reel):
Demo-reel / Project work

Part-Time Courses:

Traditional Series:

Professional Certificate in Clay Sculpting

This programme provides opportunities for students to see how the expression of sculpting is related to digital modeling. Students will study how underlying muscles and bone structures affect the true form of the human body, and using sculpey clay to learn the step-by-step techniques to sculpting a character Marquette. From the creation and preparation of the Marquette’s skeleton structure to the techniques on building up and layering sculpey on armature for both head and full body sculpting, students will graduate with a character Marquette sculpture based on their own original design.

Software Learning Series:

Specialist Certificate in Autodesk 3dsMax:
The 3dsMax software learning series will enable students to gain essential knowledge and be competent with the workings of the software. This course is designed for students without any knowledge in CG applications; students who are looking at software conversion between Maya and 3dsMax will also find this course very suitable. This course is not designed to enable student to create a demo reel at the end. With the objective of mastering the software, the course is designed with assignments to progressively allow beginners to learn and flow into other more complicated aspects of the software. At the end of the course, the student will have a clear understanding of the usage of Autodesk 3dsMax.

Specialist Certificate in Autodesk Maya:
The Maya software learning series will enable students to be up to speed and competent with the usage of the software. Maya is the industry standard for most feature animation and visual effects facilities around the world due to its ease of use and sensible software architecture. This course is designed to allow students to understand progressively the usage of Maya from basic level as well as for students who are looking at a software conversion programme. At the end of the course, students will be able to clearly understand and be competent in the usage of Maya for various possibilities of production, from games to films.

Specialist Certificate in Adobe After Effects:
In this AE software learning series students will be introduced to the important elements of this compositing package. Besides basic film editing, AE can also be used to add various impressive effects to a footage. Students will learn to not just use After Effects in a typical film project for sound and music composition, they will also learn how to use AE to add effects, key out elements within a shot as well as to do basic tracking for a basic guided visual effects project.

Industrial Strength Series:

Specialist Certificate in Games & Feature Film Digital Sculpting (Zbrush):
The Feature Film Digital Sculpting programme is designed to give students a practical and functional understanding of working with this cutting-edge digital sculpting software in a production pipeline. Zbrush is typically used with other 3D software packages to execute high resolution modeling to be used in either Next Generation Games for PS3, XBOX360 and other high-end PCs games. It is also used extensively in feature films as well, such as the creatures in Lord of The Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, etc. During this course, students will learn very important aspects of interfacing this software with other related applications to achieve high quality and applicable results.

Specialist Certificate in Architectural & Visualisation (3dsMax):
Students will be able to learn new skill sets in understanding the pipeline to create beautiful and realistic architectural visuals, ranging from interior to external architectural designs in 3d. Using proper modeling techniques and texturing used in CG films and environment, students will be able to create their very own models ranging from furniture, outdoor props, and simplified character modeling to big building structures. This course also integrates advance lighting techniques using mental ray: Final Gather and Global Illumination enhancements; this will ensure beautiful renders surface within minutes. On top of these, students will also learn optimization tricks, like using layering to speed up the process of rendering time and composite for the final visual presentation.

Specialist Certificate in Character Animation Techniques (Maya):
Course participants will be able to grasp necessary skill sets and techniques in Maya pertaining to character animation. From understanding principles of animation to application using Maya, students will walk through a typical animation work-flow to achieve the final results of the desired animation. From there, students will be able to have a strong foundation to further hone their skills in character animation.

Interactive Web Media:

Professional Certificate in Web Development:
This course is tailored for those who wish to design and produce their own websites but have no prior or formal training. Students will be introduced to the mechanics of the world wide web, the infrastructure within and how this virtual world functions. They will progress to the pipeline of designing a website and understand important concepts in userability and web design. Using Adobe software Dreamweaver, Flash and Photoshop.

Professional Certificate in Actionscript Development:
This course in Actionscript Development integrates and develops both functional and design sense of the students. Students will learn about the important aspects pertinent to Flash Application Development to develop Flash websites with rich multimedia application. Through practical projects, students will get to understand the proper pipeline of application design in Flash. To graduate from this programme, every student is required to develop a website or application using Flash.

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Address: 200 Middle Road, Prime Centre, #10-01, 188980, Singapore, Singapore
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2020-09-12 were from:

Bangkok, Thailand;   Qatar;   Cairo, Egypt;   DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania;   Chennai, India;   Turkey;   singaore;   Colombo, Sri Lanka;   Lagos State, Nigeria;   Singapore, Singapore;   and more.
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Orita Sinclair School of Design & Music
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located opposite Brunei Darussalam High Commission building, Orita Sinclair School of Design & Music is a leading boutique arts school in Singapore.

We offer diploma and advanced diploma courses in the fields of Design Communication, Interaction Design and Music Production & Audio Engineering to students from around the world.

In addition, we offer a wide range of short, professional development courses, including graphic design, illustration, digital imaging & photography and video production. The language of instruction for all courses is English.

All diploma programmes are registered with the Council for Private Education, a statutory board under Singapore’s Ministry of Education, and are offered in both full-time and part-time modes. We are EduTrust and ERF certified.

Our programmes are designed to equip students with the skills to develop a commercial portfolio. The compacted curriculum, taught by professional design practitioners, allows students to graduate with an industry standard portfolio as efficiently as possible, typically within four terms.

The school is located centrally at 1 Kay Siang Road, #06-01/02/10 Singapore, at the former MOE Building, Tanglin neighbourhood.

Student Testimonial:
“Orita Sinclair prepared me for the real world of design by immersing me in all things visual. The lecturers also helped me to understand the difference between opinion and constructive criticism.”
- Shermeen T, Diploma in Design Communication Graduate
Full-time & Part-time Diploma Programs:
- Diploma in Design Communication
- Advanced Diploma in Design Communication
- Apprenticeship Programme / Specialist Diploma in Design Communication
- Diploma in Music Production & Audio Engineering
- Diploma in Interaction Design

Professional Development / Short Courses include:
Illustration; Graphic Design; Copywriting; Digital Imaging and Photography; Video Production..
MAGES Institute Of Excellence
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located in the Orchard area of Singapore city centre, Mages Institute Of Excellence offers full-time and part-time certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses in Game Design and Animation which are rapidly developing sectors in Singapore and around the world. Mages is registered as a Private Education Institution (PEI) under Singapore Council for Private Education (CPE), UEN 200912099N.

Established by a team of industry professionals, Mages strives to provide quality and excellent education to our students who come from Singapore and around the world. We have a dedicated team of teaching professionals and staff who use relevant and up to date teaching materials which are constantly reviewed to reflect the latest technology and industry standards. Our reasonable course fees make our exciting and rewarding programs very affordable.
- Certificate in Game Design and Animation (1.5 months). This course is a pre-requisite for the MAGES diploma courses. Applicable to non 'O' Level Holders.

- Diploma in Game Design (1 year - part-time & full-time options)

- Diploma in Animation (1 year - part-time & full-time options)

- Advanced Diploma in Game Design (1 year - part-time & full-time options)

- Advanced Diploma in Animation (1 year - part-time & full-time options)

- Short Courses: Drawing Mastery; Digital Art and Concept Drawing
Aureus Academy, Singapore
Courses / Programs
Situated in the heart of downtown Singapore, Aureus Academy is a music school for children that offers a comprehensive and complete curriculum designed to help students adopt professional, artistic and technical skills through an interactive and engaging platform. We provide group and solo lessons in piano, violin, cello, flute, guitar, clarinet, and trumpet in addition to child development courses, music theory, and music exam preparation programmes.

At Aureus Academy, we believe that making music should be fun! We strive to make learning music and engaging and enjoyable experience for each and every student. With lessons ranging from our Aureus Kids Programme (for the youngest musical minds) all the way to the Aureus Solo Course we offer a variety of courses suitable for musical learners of all ages and abilities.
Group and One-to-One Music Lessons for Children:

- Aureus Solo programme
- Aureus Group courses
- Aureus Kids (for young children)
- Theory & Aural lessons
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Musical Instruments Taught:
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London Art Portfolio, UK
Courses / Programs
• London Art Portfolio provides successful Art and Design portfolio preparation courses and foundation courses in Central London in all areas of fine art and design to students from Singapore & around the world - at all levels. We help to prepare you for University applications, professional interviews, or your personal development!

• Prepare for entry to a Masters Degree, Bachelor Degree, Foundation Diploma or Pre-Degree level course in Art and Design.

• We ensure successful placements at all levels, including onto University of the Arts London, UCA & other renowned art colleges & universities in the UK, USA & around the world.

• London Art Portfolio is run by Julia Dennis, a practicing artist with many years of experience in preparing art and design portfolios for degree applications, organising exhibitions and preparing students for interviews.

• Julia has great success in placing British and international students onto the right course, at the right level, at any stage in your career.

• With class size limited to 12 students, we offer a very personal, tailored service throughout the year.

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- Aleksandra, Poland

"At the end of the course, I had an interview at the London College of Fashion and was accepted! It was a great victory & I owe a lot to London Art Portfolio! Thank you very much!"
- Paola, Italy
Art & Design Portfolio Courses / Career Change / Private Tutoring in:

• Fine Art
• Fashion Design
• Textiles
• Graphic Design
• Photography
• 3D Design / Architecture

Year-round & Summer Courses:
• Portfolio Preparation Courses: 24, 18, 12, 6, or 4 weeks
• Digital Portfolio Preparation
• Foundation Course in Art and Design
• 1 week Enrichment Course in Drawing or Model Making
• One-to-one Tutoring
• Art & Design Short / Evening Classes
• Art & Design Summer Courses (Adults & Teens)
• Corporate Workshops
• Private Online Tutoring (Adults & Teens)
Inspiration Design International School
Courses / Programs
• Established in 1989, Inspiration Design International School is Singapore’s premier private education provider for interior design knowledge and skills.

• Inspiration is also an Autodesk Authorized Training Centre that provides short-courses such as Photoshop, AutoCAD, 3ds Max and more to both Singapore & international students.

• These English-taught programmes can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis, with the latter being available only to design practitioners with appropriate industry experience.

• Inspiration is the only private institution in Singapore that offers part-time interior design diploma courses.

• Inspiration Design International School is registered with the Singapore Committee for Private Education (CPE), and is recognized by a range of international institutions and universities.

- To attain world-class quality professional skills.
- To become a competent and creative designer.
- Get employed after graduation with the support from our school.

Student Review:
"The intensive and creative design training through design studio and experiments have enabled me to sharpen my understanding and perception of design...

Since graduating from Inspiration, I have worked in a Singapore President Design Award-winning design consultancy firm as a designer for more than two years, I am now pursuing my further education in architecture design in NUS (MA)."
- Qi Shi Zhi, China, Interior Design Graduate
Advanced Diploma in Interior Design
• Full-time / Part-time
• Requires a final 6 months to achieve

Diploma in Interior Design
• Full-time / Part-time
• Requires an additional 6 months to achieve after foundation

Certificate in Interior Design
• Full-time / Part-time (12 month foundation course)

SkillsFuture Credit / Short Courses
• Autodesk 3DS Max
• Autodesk AutoCAD
• Google SketchUp
• Adobe Photoshop
• Perspective Drawing
• Small Space Design
• Furniture Knowledge
• Light and Lighting Interiors
• Exhibition/Visual Merchandiser Design
• BIM Architecture Modelling (Autodesk Revit)
Updated: 2020-10-15
Updated: 2020-10-15