Join us at MAD School in 2023!

Be a part of an exciting journey of discovery, learning and making.

Here are several admission exercises where you can apply to MAD school.

Polytechnic Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)

If you know MAD is for you and have the interest and talent to boot, come secure your spot early! You can apply for MAD school (S29) in June 2022 via Poly EAE. If you make the cut, you will receive a conditional offer before the other admissions exercises. 

More information on EAE entry requirements, application schedule and submission.





What is the EAE process like for DMAD?

The EAE process for DMAD consists of 2 stages.

In the first stage, applicants will be required to sit for an online assessment. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to the second stage.

The second stage involves an interview by a panel of lecturers. The interview panel will be looking to get to know the applicant better and to assess their passion in their selected area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to showcase their portfolio related to their area of passion during the interview. In light of COVID-19, these interviews will be conducted on campus.

I have prepared my EAE portfolio to apply for a diploma that you previously offered. Will my EAE portfolio still be considered if I'm applying for DMAD through EAE?

Yes. Applicants are strongly encouraged to showcase their portfolio related to their area of passion during the interview.

The specialisations offered in DMAD are mapped to the previous 8 diplomas offered by the Media, Arts & Design School and EAE applicants should indicate which specialisation they have an aptitude for.

Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)

With your "O" Levels done and dusted, it’s time to follow your heart. If you hear MAD School (S29) calling, you can apply via the nationwide JAE in January 2023.

More information on JAE entry requirements and application procedure.


Entry Requirements

Range of Net 2023 JAE ELR2B2: 3 to 13
Aggregate Type: ELR2B2-D


Polytechnic Foundation Program (PFP)

If you are certain your future is with MAD School, consider joining us early with your stellar ‘N’ Level results via PFP in January 2023. This 1- year programme prepares you for your pre-selected 3-year MAD Diploma.

More information on PFP entry requirements, application procedure, fees and curriculum.


Joint Poly Admissions Exercise (JPAE)


If you are an ITE graduated who has your heart set on a career in the media, arts and design sector, you can apply to MAD school in February 2023 via JPAE with your relevant ITE certificate in related fields.

More information on JPAE entry requirements and application procedure


Want to know more?


Our SP Open House is set in January 2023. You can join our school tour, talk to our friendly tutors and students from MAD school.

You can email us or call our hot line to reach our specialist course chairs, who will guide you, discuss your options and answer your questions.


Central hotline 67751133


GCE 'O' Level / GCE 'A' Level / SPM / UEC / ITE / IGCSE / GCSE Qualifications

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

i) English Language (as 1st Language)D7*
ii) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional)D7
iii) Any one of the 2nd group of Relevant Subjects for the ELR2B2-D Aggregate TypeC6

*Applicants offering SPM / UEC qualifications must attain a minimum grade A+ to C / 1 to 6 for their Bahasa Inggeris (1119) / English Language.
SPM Grades A+ to D are equivalent to GCE 'O' Level Grades 1 to 7.

Note: IGCSE / GCSE Grades A to C is comparable to GCE 'O' levels Grades 1 to 6 and IGCSE / GCSE Grade D is comparable to GCE 'O' Grade 7.

(For those with new IGCSE / GCSE Grades 9 to 1, Grades 9 to 4 would be comparable to GCE 'O' levels Grades 1 to 6 and IGCSE / GCSE Grade 3 is comparable to GCE 'O' Grade 7).


Higher Nitec Qualifications

Relevant Higher NITEC courses
- Broadcast & Media Technology- Games Programming & Development
- Business Studies (Event Management)- Immersive Applications & Game
- Early Childhood Education- Information Technology
- Elder Care- Interactive Design
- Event Management- Motion Graphics
- Filmmaking (Cinematography)- Visual Effects
- Game Art & Design- Visual Merchandising
- Game Design & Development 
Higher Nitec holders must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0. Unless otherwise stated, the course duration of a Diploma course is 3 years.

Nitec Qualifications

Relevant NITEC courses
- Architecture Technology- Multimedia Technology
- Community Care & Social Services- Product Design
- Digital Animation- Social Media & Web Development
- Digital Audio & Video Production- Space Design (Architecture)
- Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects)- Space Design (Interior & Exhibition)
- Digital Media Design (Interactive Media)- Visual Communication
- Interactive Media Design- Visual Effects
Nitec holders must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5.

GCE 'A' Level Qualifications

General Paper (English Medium) or Knowledge & InquiryA - E
H2 MathematicsA - E
Shortlisted candidates are required to attend and pass an aptitude test and /or interview with portfolio review.

Financial Assistance

If you need help to offset the costs of tuition fees, laptops and living expenses, SP administers various schemes and bursaries to help students from middle to low-income families. Annually, about 6000 SP students benefit from the schemes.

For more information on application for various grants, bursaries and funds,




For more information on fee breakdown and payment schedule


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