Today, the digital game industry is a highly competitive multi-billion dollar, globally-oriented growth industry. The global game market size is estimated at over US$15 billion and has even exceeded that of the Hollywood film industry, and pundits regard the possibility that the game industry could succeed film as the definitive form of popular culture this century.
In Singapore, the Government has announced its investment of $1 billion over 10 years to boost the digital media industry. Part of this investment will be used to "train and upgrade people's skills in game design, animation and digital media merchandising.'
What We Offer
Offered by the SP Design School, the Diploma in Games Design and Development will develop students to be game designers who are able to imagine, conceive and structure creative game ideas and are instilled with the rigour and necessary skills to develop these ideas into digital games using the latest digital tools.
Students will be trained in the game design & development process that ranges from idea generation, original content creation, understanding of the game experience, conceptualization, research, design, testing and prototyping of ideas and finally the implementation of a complete game using digital tools such as 2D imaging tools, 3D modelling & animation tools and game engines.
Challenges and Opportunities
Students will have opportunities to work on industrial projects and build up their personal portfolios to enhance their career prospects. Students will also be attached to these companies during the Industrial Training Programme to gain first-hand industrial experience.
Students will study in design studios that are project-based, practice-oriented teaching environments with multimedia facilities. There will also be a digital media laboratory for photography, video editing and production, a game testing and evaluation laboratory and a motion-capture studio.