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Diploma in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology (DMIT)

We make superheroes whiz across the clouded skies, add a rainbow just for your eyes. We create places not found on earth and stories with plot device

We are the unsung heroes that forge visual harmony, spawn wounds that bear no pain. we are different, but not insane.
We are DVEMG. Art Lives Here.

Oscar Wilde once said that art is "the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known". If you have always felt that creativity is the essence of your individualism, and would like to express your abstract self to the world, then Diploma in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics (DVEMG) is for you.

In DVEMG, we let you take the wheel. You are given the liberty to create your next masterpiece, be it through motion graphics, graphic design, photography, 3D animation and modelling, visual effects and so on.

Equipped with a thorough knowledge of motion graphics and visual effects, prospective students will be able to use various audio-visual mediums as a canvas for self-expression.

Personal Workspace
You will get your own studio space and a powerful workstation! Packed with everything you need to unleash that creativity.

Internship and Overseas Trips 
All of our students go through a 17 week internship program before graduating. There are also overseas trips and internship for students who want further exposure.

Real-life Projects
Gain invaluable industrial experience through real-life projects such as Music Matters Live and Sentosa 4D Magix.

Work Experience and Employment prospect 
The practical elements of this course, combined with your creativity, will ensure you develop the skills to go far in this industry. Graduates of this course now work for production companies throughout the country, including Double Negative, Disney, LucasFilm etc .Work at these companies includes Thor 2, Spiderman, Iron man 2 and Man of Steel.

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-D
Subject Grade

a) English Language

1 - 7

b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

1 - 7

c) Any two other subjects:

1 - 6

*To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one of the following subjects:
  • Additional Combined Science
  • Additional Science
  • Art / Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Computer Studies
  • Creative 3D Animation
  • Design & Technology
  • Engineering Science
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Higher Art
  • Human & Social Biology
  • Media Studies (Chinese)
  • Media Studies (English)
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

This course is also open to applicants under Joint Polytechnic Special Admission Exercise (JPSAE) with special course-related requirements. Applicants should possess special talents or demonstrate a strong passion/aptitude in visual design, art and drawing. If shortlisted, you would be invited for an interview with portfolio review.

Please apply at the link below.


DVEMG is a three-year full-time course that covers the three distinctive skill domains of Concept Art, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, and Professional Practice with real life Projects.

First Year

  • General Education 1
  • General Education 2
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design Principles
  • 3D Fundamentals
  • Video and Audio Fundamentals
  • Digital Photography
  • Creative Storytelling
  • Pre-Viz and Storyboarding
  • Media Theory
  • Motion Analysis and Techniques
  • Compositing Fundamentals

Second Year

  • Communicating for Professional Effectiveness
  • Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3
  • Effects Animation
  • Digital Matte Painting and Layout
  • Special Effects
  • Motion Capture
  • Dynamic Typography
  • 3D for Visual Effects
  • Broadcast Design
  • Media Business
  • Production for Visual Effects
  • Digital Compositing

Third Year

  • Internship
  • Advanced Matchmoving Techniques
  • Visual Effects Studio 

    Electives Modules (choose ONE)
  • 3D Animation
  • Independent Study

For synopsis of each module, click here.

Career Opportunities

  • 3D Modeller
  • Compositor
  • Digital Artist
  • Digital Matte / Texture Painter
  • Effects Animator
  • Matchmoving / Camera Tracking Artist
  • Motion Capture Artist
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Rotoscope Artist

Further Studies Opportunities


  • Digipen Institute of Technology
  • Nanyang Technological University


  • Australia National University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design

Note: List is not exhaustive.