Programme

Games Design

Games Design

Programme Overview

This programme, with its emphasis on mobile gaming, prepares students with the knowledge, thinking and technical skills that are critical to a career in the burgeoning gaming industry. Apart from game strategising, game level design, game scripting and
production, students will also be introduced to the marketing, business and management aspects of the industry. Students will learn about the techniques and tools used in computer game development and computer animation in 2D and 3D, through a combination of theoretical and activity-based learning.

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Course Module
Why Diploma? Course Module
The rapidity of technological advancements in the fast-paced digital entertainment industry plays an important part of the changing scene of visual communication, including design disciplines such as animation and video game design. Recognising the need to keep pace with the rapidly evolving design environment, the Diploma in Animation & Game Design programme aims to provide students with an industry-focused learning platform to establish a solid foundation in animation and game media design.

The curriculum of the programme will be delivered in a mix of teaching strategies ranging from lectures and seminars to tutorials and technical demonstrations. Complemented with a comprehensive assessment framework, the pedagogic approach of the programme provides students with a positive learning experience that meets the intended learning objectives and outcomes.

Through practical-based modules in the programme, students will be introduced to a wide range of design concepts and creative problem-solving techniques involving strategic application of motion elements and animation principles. On top of that, students are highly encouraged to focus on skill development in areas such as creative thinking, critical reflection, and project management.

Towards the end of the programme, students will be well-equipped with the necessary skill sets to progress to the advanced level of their choice of specialization — Advanced Diploma in Animation Design or Advanced Diploma in Video Game Design.

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • 3D Techniques
  • Anatomy
  • Animation Principles
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Digital Illustration
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Digital Photography
  • Drawing Fundamental

View full course modules here .

Career Opportunities
  • Creative director
  • Producer
  • Animator
  • Game Developer
  • Concept Artist
  • Character Designer
  • 3D modeler
  • Lead designer
  • Level designer or builder
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Raffles College of Higher Education
Intake: January, April, July and October
Duration: 6 months (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements

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Course Fee
Payment Option
Term 1 2 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
International Students $15,000 $15,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $5,000 $5,000
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

Course Module
Why Advanced Diploma? Course Module
This programme, with its emphasis on mobile gaming, prepares students with the knowledge, thinking and technical skills that are critical to a career in the burgeoning gaming industry.

Apart from game strategising, game level design, game scripting and production, students will also be introduced to the marketing, business and management aspects of the industry.

Students will learn about the techniques and tools used in computer game development and computer animation in 2D and 3D, through a combination of theoretical and activity-based learning.

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • 2D Games Design
  • 3D Character Animation
  • 3D Character Modeling
  • 3D Game Design
  • 3D Rigging
  • Academic Research & Communication Skills
  • Design Studio
  • Digital Videography
  • Game Level Design
  • Game Programming
  • History of Visual Communication
  • Major Project
  • Motion Graphics and Effects 1
  • Motion Graphics and Effects 2
  • Portfolio and Showreel
  • Screenplay & Storyboarding
  • User Interaction Design 1

Choose 1

  • Industrial Attachment
  • Industry and Community Engagement

View full course modules here .

Career Opportunities
  • Creative director
  • Producer
  • Animator
  • Game Developer
  • Concept Artist
  • Character Designer
  • 3D modeler
  • Lead designer
  • Level designer or builder
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Raffles College of Higher Education
Intake: January, April, July and October
Duration: 1 Year and 6 months (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Diploma; or
  • Equivalent
Course Fee
Payment Option 1
Term 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following months: January, April, July and Octobber 3rd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following months: January, April, July and Octobber
International Students $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $45,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $15,000
Payment Option 2
Term 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following month: January, April, July and October
International Students $29,0001 $15,000 $44,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $9,7001 $5,000 $14,700
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

Course Module
Why Bachelor Of Arts (Honours) (Top Up)? Course Module
The intention of the Games Art course is to provide opportunities to guide talented visual artists towards careers in Games and related industries.

In 2016 the video game market generated global revenues of 99.6 billion dollars and it is growing at the astonishing rate of 8.5% every year*. As in recent years the Asia-Pacific region has steadily grown to become a key player in the game industry, to date this region alone is responsible for generating half of the global revenue. Situated in the world fastest growing games region of Southeast Asia and a multicultural and global financial hub, Singapore is an excellent platform from where to study games and to launch your career in this field.

In order to continue to flourish, the games industry strongly stresses the need to attract talented artists who are willing to stretch their classical observation, drawing and creative skills. It also stresses the importance of a close and cooperative working environment in which these games artists need to understand the technical needs of the games production process to enable the team to produce the best possible outcome.

This BA Games Art course aims not only to develop skills relevant to distinct areas of employment but also to foster collaborative and innovative skills typical of digital entrepreneurs. In order to achieve this goal, at each stage, the course will feature an opportunity to collaborate with technologies in order to learn about industry practices in a simulated games studio environment.

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • Extending Games Art Contexts
  • External Project
  • Major Project
  • Elective

Elective *

  • Design Promotion
  • Global Experience in Art and Design
  • How to set up a Freelance Business

* Choose any 1 of the elective
modules

View full course modules here .

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of
our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest
information.

Career Opportunities
  • Creative director
  • Producer
  • Animator
  • Game Developer
  • Concept Artist
  • Character Designer
  • 3D modeler
  • Lead designer
  • Level designer or builder
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Coventry University, UK
Intake: January and July
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Advanced Diploma; or
  • Equivalent
Course Fee

 

Payment Option 1
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following month: January, April, July and October
International Students $16,000 $16,000 $32,000
$15,0001 $15,0001 $30,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $16,000 $16,000 $32,000
$15,0001 $15,0001 $30,000
Payment Option 2
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
International Students $31,0001 $31,000
$29,0001,2 $29,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $31,0002 $31,000
$29,0001,2 $29,000
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

Course Module
Why Master of Arts? Course Module
Managing creatives and the creative process in collaboration with other functional teams requires a broad skillset, including technical know-how and leadership characteristics.

Established techniques of leadership and management will be taught alongside access to the Faculty’s wide range of creative activities. Creative practitioners are increasingly being regarded as multi-disciplinary within the design industry. The course focuses on challenges and creative culture, as well as a deeper understanding of design processes, evaluation and expectations.

This course will involve a mix of creative design, management and leadership processes to equip you with the skills and expertise to lead effective creative design of commercial value within industrial, retail or service sectors. It is structured around the three themes of communication, collaboration and creativity.

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • Design Innovation and Collaboration
  • Design Management Specialism
  • Final Major Project

View full course modules here .

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Career Opportunities
  • Creative director
  • Producer
  • Animator
  • Game Developer
  • Concept Artist
  • Character Designer
  • 3D modeler
  • Lead designer
  • Level designer or builder
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Coventry University, UK
Intake: January and July
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Top Up); or
  • Equivalent
Course Fee
Payment Option 1
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the start of Term 3
International Students $15,000 $15,000 $30,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $15,000 $15,000 $30,000
Payment Option 2
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
International Students $29,0001 $29,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $29,0001 $29,000
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

DIPLOMA
Course Module
Why Diploma? Course Module
The rapidity of technological advancements in the fast-paced digital entertainment industry plays an important part of the changing scene of visual communication, including design disciplines such as animation and video game design. Recognising the need to keep pace with the rapidly evolving design environment, the Diploma in Animation & Game Design programme aims to provide students with an industry-focused learning platform to establish a solid foundation in animation and game media design.

The curriculum of the programme will be delivered in a mix of teaching strategies ranging from lectures and seminars to tutorials and technical demonstrations. Complemented with a comprehensive assessment framework, the pedagogic approach of the programme provides students with a positive learning experience that meets the intended learning objectives and outcomes.

Through practical-based modules in the programme, students will be introduced to a wide range of design concepts and creative problem-solving techniques involving strategic application of motion elements and animation principles. On top of that, students are highly encouraged to focus on skill development in areas such as creative thinking, critical reflection, and project management.

Towards the end of the programme, students will be well-equipped with the necessary skill sets to progress to the advanced level of their choice of specialization — Advanced Diploma in Animation Design or Advanced Diploma in Video Game Design.

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • 3D Techniques
  • Anatomy
  • Animation Principles
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Digital Illustration
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Digital Photography
  • Drawing Fundamental

View full course modules here .

Career Opportunities
  • Creative director
  • Producer
  • Animator
  • Game Developer
  • Concept Artist
  • Character Designer
  • 3D modeler
  • Lead designer
  • Level designer or builder
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Raffles College of Higher Education
Intake: January, April, July and October
Duration: 6 months (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements

Loading
Course Fee
Payment Option
Term 1 2 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
International Students $15,000 $15,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $5,000 $5,000
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA
Course Module
Why Advanced Diploma? Course Module
This programme, with its emphasis on mobile gaming, prepares students with the knowledge, thinking and technical skills that are critical to a career in the burgeoning gaming industry.

Apart from game strategising, game level design, game scripting and production, students will also be introduced to the marketing, business and management aspects of the industry.

Students will learn about the techniques and tools used in computer game development and computer animation in 2D and 3D, through a combination of theoretical and activity-based learning.

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • 2D Games Design
  • 3D Character Animation
  • 3D Character Modeling
  • 3D Game Design
  • 3D Rigging
  • Academic Research & Communication Skills
  • Design Studio
  • Digital Videography
  • Game Level Design
  • Game Programming
  • History of Visual Communication
  • Major Project
  • Motion Graphics and Effects 1
  • Motion Graphics and Effects 2
  • Portfolio and Showreel
  • Screenplay & Storyboarding
  • User Interaction Design 1

Choose 1

  • Industrial Attachment
  • Industry and Community Engagement

View full course modules here .

Career Opportunities
  • Creative director
  • Producer
  • Animator
  • Game Developer
  • Concept Artist
  • Character Designer
  • 3D modeler
  • Lead designer
  • Level designer or builder
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Raffles College of Higher Education
Intake: January, April, July and October
Duration: 1 Year and 6 months (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Diploma; or
  • Equivalent
Course Fee
Payment Option 1
Term 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following months: January, April, July and Octobber 3rd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following months: January, April, July and Octobber
International Students $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $45,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $15,000
Payment Option 2
Term 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following month: January, April, July and October
International Students $29,0001 $15,000 $44,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $9,7001 $5,000 $14,700
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS) (TOP UP)
Course Module
Why Bachelor Of Arts (Honours) (Top Up)? Course Module
The intention of the Games Art course is to provide opportunities to guide talented visual artists towards careers in Games and related industries.

In 2016 the video game market generated global revenues of 99.6 billion dollars and it is growing at the astonishing rate of 8.5% every year*. As in recent years the Asia-Pacific region has steadily grown to become a key player in the game industry, to date this region alone is responsible for generating half of the global revenue. Situated in the world fastest growing games region of Southeast Asia and a multicultural and global financial hub, Singapore is an excellent platform from where to study games and to launch your career in this field.

In order to continue to flourish, the games industry strongly stresses the need to attract talented artists who are willing to stretch their classical observation, drawing and creative skills. It also stresses the importance of a close and cooperative working environment in which these games artists need to understand the technical needs of the games production process to enable the team to produce the best possible outcome.

This BA Games Art course aims not only to develop skills relevant to distinct areas of employment but also to foster collaborative and innovative skills typical of digital entrepreneurs. In order to achieve this goal, at each stage, the course will feature an opportunity to collaborate with technologies in order to learn about industry practices in a simulated games studio environment.

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • Extending Games Art Contexts
  • External Project
  • Major Project
  • Elective

Elective *

  • Design Promotion
  • Global Experience in Art and Design
  • How to set up a Freelance Business

* Choose any 1 of the elective
modules

View full course modules here .

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of
our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest
information.

Career Opportunities
  • Creative director
  • Producer
  • Animator
  • Game Developer
  • Concept Artist
  • Character Designer
  • 3D modeler
  • Lead designer
  • Level designer or builder
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Coventry University, UK
Intake: January and July
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Advanced Diploma; or
  • Equivalent
Course Fee

 

Payment Option 1
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following month: January, April, July and October
International Students $16,000 $16,000 $32,000
$15,0001 $15,0001 $30,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $16,000 $16,000 $32,000
$15,0001 $15,0001 $30,000
Payment Option 2
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
International Students $31,0001 $31,000
$29,0001,2 $29,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $31,0002 $31,000
$29,0001,2 $29,000
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

MASTER OF ARTS
Course Module
Why Master of Arts? Course Module
Managing creatives and the creative process in collaboration with other functional teams requires a broad skillset, including technical know-how and leadership characteristics.

Established techniques of leadership and management will be taught alongside access to the Faculty’s wide range of creative activities. Creative practitioners are increasingly being regarded as multi-disciplinary within the design industry. The course focuses on challenges and creative culture, as well as a deeper understanding of design processes, evaluation and expectations.

This course will involve a mix of creative design, management and leadership processes to equip you with the skills and expertise to lead effective creative design of commercial value within industrial, retail or service sectors. It is structured around the three themes of communication, collaboration and creativity.

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • Design Innovation and Collaboration
  • Design Management Specialism
  • Final Major Project

View full course modules here .

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Career Opportunities
  • Creative director
  • Producer
  • Animator
  • Game Developer
  • Concept Artist
  • Character Designer
  • 3D modeler
  • Lead designer
  • Level designer or builder
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Coventry University, UK
Intake: January and July
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Top Up); or
  • Equivalent
Course Fee
Payment Option 1
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the start of Term 3
International Students $15,000 $15,000 $30,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $15,000 $15,000 $30,000
Payment Option 2
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
International Students $29,0001 $29,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $29,0001 $29,000
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

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Axell Garcia Shandy

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design (Class of 2020)

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