Tell a compelling story, bring your digital artwork to life with the Diploma in Digital Animation!
DDA aims to equip students with essential skills to produce quality and creative content (e.g. concept art, 3D models, animation) for TV, films and games. It imbues students with a strong foundation in art and aesthetics, supplemented by sound technical knowledge that they can build on and apply throughout their careers.
Your own personal space
Every student will have his/ her own personal space which one can call it 'home' in the three years of study. The M.A.D. (Media-Art-Design) Studios is a new and fully-equipped set of production studios that come with a personal touch.
Chill out at the cosy corner; get messy when you are sculpting; engage in creative discussion with industry clients; there is a dedicated space for each of the activities in the studios.
Thorough and specialized programme
The course covers the full spectrum of the animation process from conceptualization to completion, yet allows you to develop your strength in one of three main tracks: assets creation, character animation or compositing and lighting.
Mentorship with industry leaders
A core feature of the course is the opportunity to learn from the Masters of the trade, like Blue Sky Studios (creator of Rio and Ice Age), Remedy Entertainment (makers of the game Alan Wake), Lucasfilm, Infinite Frameworks, etc.
We organise workshops and master classes regularly; we also arrange overseas study trips to Japan, Korea, China, United States, etc. to enhance the skills of our students.
You will also be empowered to take up leadership roles in organizing various enrichment forums, seminars and community projects.
Applicants must obtain:
i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and
ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)
|Aggregate Type: ELR2B2-C|
a) English Language
1 - 7
b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)
1 - 7
c) One of the following 3rd relevant subjects:
1 - 6
To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one of the following subjects:
This course is also open to applicants under Joint Polytechnic Special Admission Exercise (JPSAE) with special course-related requirements. Applicants should have special talents or demonstrate a strong passion/aptitude in visual design, art and drawing. If shortlisted, you would be invited for portfolio interviews and aptitude test.
Please apply at the link below.
All JPSAE applicants must also submit a JAE application.
DDA is a 3 year full-time course. In Year 1, you will learn foundational art and aesthetics modules. In Year 2, we provide dedicated training in all stages of the animation production followed by specialized skills training. Year 3 will be a full semester of internship plus another semester of real-world application.
Electives Modules (choose ONE)
For synopsis of each module, click here.
Graduates of this diploma can join the fast growing digital entertainment industry in various positions, for example:
You may join local or overseas universities for further studies in the areas of:
Many universities grant advanced standing to our graduates and admit them directly into the second year of a three-year degree programme. (Important Note: Universities change their admission criteria from time to time without notice. Students are advised to check with the university concerned regarding admission to their programmes).