First Media Design School

Advanced Diploma in New Media (Animation)

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The programme in Advanced Diploma in New Media (Animation) is of 2 years duration. Assessment and examination are mainly project and assignment based, students are required to do a formal presentation at the end of each unit as a form of assessment in FMDS. Students that elect to study animation will acquire life drawing skills and software rendering techniques for the development of cartoon characters and animated background.

Apart from honing visual conceptualisation expertise to create 2D and 3D animation for the various multimedia platforms – including internet, digital, television and movies – the curriculum also equips the students with ideas generation abilities for the development of stories.

Students will also get heightened exposure through cross training opportunities, such as to participate in the production of animated short films, collectively or individually.


Module 1: Design Fundamentals

  1. Principles of Design and Idea Generation
  2. Creative Communication
  3. Digital Graphic Design

 Module 2: Design Studies

  1. Art Direction
  2. Mixed Media Drawing and Rendering
  3. Design Theory

 Module 3: Principles of Design

  1. Principles of Layout
  2. Typography for Design
  3. Web Design

Module 4: Animation and Multimedia Interfaces

  1. Animation, Film and Multimedia Interfaces
  2. Short Film Production
  3. Sound for Screen and Multimedia

Module 5: 3D Modelling and Animation for Designers

  1. 3D Modelling Concepts and Visualisation
  2. 3D Animation for Designers
  3. Motion Graphic and Editing for Television

 Module 6: Animation Fundamentals

  1. Introduction to Animation & Drawing
  2. The Art of Screenwriting, Storyboarding & Acting
  3. Animation Technical Studies

 Module 7: Animation Studies

  1. Animation History
  2. Experimental Animation
  3. Animation Production Management

 Module 8: New Media Major

  1. Major Project


Entry Requirements For International Students

  • International Student applicants must have completed Grade 12, high school  or above.
  • Minimum age of 16 years old.
  • Minimum ielts (academic) overall band 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0 or toefl (paper-based) minimum 580 to proceed to degree studies.

Entry Requirements

  • Local / Singapore PR Student minimum 2 ‘o’ level credits with a pass in english, or;
  • Minimum 3 ‘n’ level credits with a pass in english. minimum age of 16 years old.

Delivery methods

  • Classroom

Assesment Methods

  • Project and assignment based

Graduation and Degree

  • Advanced Diploma in New Media (Animation)

Commencement date

Upon Enquiry

Full/part time

Full Time, Part Time

Length of course

24 Months

Course Price


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