Diploma in Animation & 3D Arts
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
What exactly makes certain animated characters so fascinating? Flawless art, design, storytelling and character performance – that’s what. Learn to master these and more with the Diploma in Animation & 3D Arts (A3DA). A comprehensive practice-oriented course, A3DA is designed to take you through the entire process of a
In your first year, you will acquire a firm foundation in animation, covering modules such as Principles of Animation and Fundamentals for Creative Professionals. You will also learn the basics of storytelling, scriptwriting, storyboarding and drawing.In your second year, you will continue to hone your fine art skills with modules such as Advanced Figure Drawing and Human Anatomy. You will also be taught character design, 3D modelling and animation, and attend masterclasses conducted by renowned artists and professors with extensive experience in the animation industry.Depending on your interest, you may choose to major in one of the following specialisations:3D ArtsYou will learn 3D modelling, rigging, texturing and lighting. Such skills will enable you to become a professional 3D modeller or character rigger, texture or lighting artist in the digital entertainment industry.Character AnimationYou will develop pre-production and production skills in design, storyboarding, 2D and 3D character animation.In your final year, you will further hone your skills with modules such as 3D Animation Production and Digital Cinematography and apply these skills to develop a full-fledged animation project which will go into your graduation portfolio.What’s more, you will get to participate in overseas immersion programmes to places such as China, Europe, Japan or USA.