Diploma in Visual Effects
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
The Diploma in Visual Effects (VFX) (previously known as Diploma in Digital Visual Effects) aims to equip aspiring visual effects artists with industry-based production techniques as well as key visual and creative skills. What’s more, with VFX’s revamped curriculum, you will get a solid grounding in core principles of visual communi
As a VFX student, you will learn the fundamentals of storytelling and storyboarding, camera and lighting as well as animation. You will also get to create dramatic settings and characters using the latest industry-standard software such as NUKE, a high-end software compositing tool used by top Hollywood effects studios on movies such as The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: Episode VII and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.VFX is also the first polytechnic diploma programme to pioneer training in Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) filmmaking equipment and software.To get a head start in this portfolio-driven industry, gain practical experience with industry-leading Maya and Zbrush software. Another big plus – you get to work with High Definition (HD) cameras in one of Singapore’s largest green screen studios, and an online production suite.In your final year, enhance your portfolio with a six-month internship, a final-year project or an industry-based project. You can intern at production and post-production houses where you will take on tasks such as shooting, compositing, modelling and animation for commercials, films, TV programmes and videos. Or choose to do a final-year project where you have creative freedom to conceptualise and put together your own short film built around eye-popping visual effects. You can even take on an industry-based project with m:idea, our in-house media conglomerate, and help produce cutting-edge titles, graphics and visual effects to enhance videos created by the production team for clients.VFX students also have the chance to work with industry practitioners and showcase their projects to industry partners. In fact, six VFX interns worked on a local horror movie Afterimages by Mythopolis Pictures that won the “Best FX Award” in the 9th Edition of the Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival in Michigan, United States, in 2014 and another “Best FX Award” at the NYC Horror Film Festival in New York that year.
- First polytechnic diploma to offer one of Singapore's largest green screen studios as training facilities
- Shoot your projects in stereoscopic 3D using High Definition (HD) cameras
- Use professional software like Autodesk Maya, Pixologic Zbrush & The Foundry's NUKE to work on these projects
- Build your visual effects showreel with the tools Hollywood effects studios use for movies such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens