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Diploma in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics (DVEMG) JAE Code: S39

Your Future

Your Future



Mark Sun mentoring a group of students
Mark Sun
Director of Motion Elements
Design is continually evolving. Users are getting more sophisticated. The design landscape is more sophisticated. In particular, motion has become incredibly important over the last few years.
Matias Duarte
VP of Design at Google, 2014
SINGAPORE can become a world-class media hotbed, say participants of the first Asian edition of SIGGRAPH, one of the world's most renowned trade shows on computer graphics and interactive techniques. Industry heavyweights Lucasfilm, Pixar, Autodesk and others at the show are bullish about Singapore's investments in this sector.
The Business Times
15 December 2008

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


Different. For a Reason.

We are not looking for someone who wants a diploma, we're looking for someone who wants a career in visual effects and motion graphics.

Don't just take our word for it, ask our recent graduates.


"The course covered all important bases of visual effects. It has improved over time so much that I wish I could re-take the course again just to learn them all again with these new add-ons." – Vicki Lau (2011)

Vicki is currently working as a visual effects artist in the United States. She was the Visual Effects supervisor in Beyond Glory, a stereoscopic compositor on Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Hercules and a digital compositor on TV shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Hemlock Grove, Grey's Anatomy, Parks and Recreation.
"Essentially, all schools teach the same things. What we often not count into consideration is the learning environment. Looking back at my time at SP, I am glad to have made my lifelong friends there and be supported by the best facilities any school has to offer. But above all, being motivated by the most supportive team of educators I have ever met." – Fyn Ng (2010)

Fyn is now working as a designer for Spontaneous in New York, New York. He assisted in the motion graphics design of the iPhone 6 launch when he was interning at Apple in Cupertino, California.
"Not only did we learn great skills from this course but also found a great companion in each other. We met in one of the combined classes and shared the same dreams and goals. Today, we are working in the same industry, thanks to the teachings of the course and encouraging lecturers." – Nicole D'Cotta (2013) and Eugene Matthew Cheong (2012)

Nicole is now working as a roto artist for Double Negative Singapore and has work on films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Exodus: Gods and Kings , and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Eugene Matthew is working as an artist in Industrial Light and Magic and has worked on films such as Jurassic World
I had received plenty of opportunities during my course of study. I was selected to partake in an internship with University of California in Los Angeles during my final year, which not only opened my eyes to the industry but also sparked an interest in me to focus on motion graphics.
Scottie now works in as a motion graphics artist for Loyalkaspar in Manhatten, New York.
– Scottie Lim (2012)

Further Studies Opportunities

  • Digipen Institute of Technology
  • Nanyang Technological University


  • Australia National University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design


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