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Specialist Diploma in Motion Graphics Design

Topic:ICT, Media & Design, Others

Course Type:Part-Time Diploma and Post-Diploma Courses

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  • Course Date:

    15 Apr 2024 to 31 Mar 2025
  • Registration Period:

    21 Dec 2023 to 29 Feb 2024
  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
    270 hours (1 year)
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face/ Online Synchronous) and Asynchronous E-Learning
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training) and Online E-Learning
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest and be notified when there is a new run.

Class schedule:
Monday & Thursday from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Saturday from 9.30am to 1.30pm, 2.00pm to 6.00pm for 9 weeks
E-learning: 2 - 3 hours per week

Tuesday & Thursday from 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Saturday from 9.30am to 1.30pm, 2.00pm to 6.00pm for 7 weeks
E-learning: 2 - 3 hours per week

Course Duration: 
285 hours (1 year)

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

For course specific details, please contact the course manager:
Name: Mr Kenny Ong

For other enquiries, please email to

Course Objective

By the end of the course, students should be able to
• Perform design research and concept creation
• Composite Visuals
• Storyboard
• Create 2D and 3D animation
• Construct 3D models
• Utilise Digital Lighting
• Colour Grade Videos
•Apply surfacing and texturing in both 2D and 3D
• Rig objects for animation

Course Outline

The course consists of 10 modules conducted over two semesters within one academic year. The 7 Software modules are conducted as full day classes on Saturdays. The remaining 3 modules will be conducted on weekday evenings over 15 weeks. 

This course consists of 2 post diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC will consist of a few modules and the details are as follows:

PDC 1 Certificate in Software Skills in Motion Graphics Design
Module 1 – Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals*
Module 2 – Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals*
Module 3 – Adobe Premiere Pro Fundamentals*
Module 4 - Adobe After Effects Fundamentals*
Module 5 – Motion Design Fundamentals
Module 6 – Infographics

*Exemptions can be provided based on proof of competency

PDC 2 Certificate in Advanced Motion Design Application
Module 1 – Type Animation in After Effects
Module 2 – Application of Type Animation
Module 3 – Camera and Lighting in After Effects
Module 4 – 3D for Motion Graphics
Module 5 - Multi-Platform Branding

The synopsis of the modules can be found here.

Minimum Requirements

The entry requirement for the Specialist Diploma Motion Graphics Design is a diploma or higher qualification from a local public sector educational institution (PSEI) in the following fields:
- Design
- Media
- Film and Television
- Journalism
- Marketing
- Advertising or Public Relations

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience in the media industry or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of the modules in each semester, the participant will be awarded one Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC) respectively.

Upon successfully acquiring the two PDCs, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma in Motion Graphics Design qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

This specialist diploma is tailored specifically towards those who are already working in the media industry. We welcome freelancers, full-time and contract staff who want to expand their repertoire of knowledge and skills in motion graphics design to complement their existing expertise. We recognise the busy work schedule of media practitioners, hence a large portion of this course is instructed-led via online platforms to allow participants to remain at home or their offices while attending the lessons.

All applicants are required to own their own computer Notebook. SP will provide the required software for the course.

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 9% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in Software Skills in Motion Graphics Design Certificate in Advanced Motion Design Applications Total Course Fees
SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 $494.42 $565.06 $1,059.48
SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE $329.62 $376.70 $706.32
SINGAPORE PR $1,387.13 $1,585.30 $2,972.43
SME-SPONSORED SINGAPORE PR $416.93 $476.50 $893.43
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS $3,515.90 $4,018.18 $7,534.08

*SC - Singapore citizen          ** PR - Permanent resident

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Funding and Enhanced Training Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). For details, please refer to here.

Other Fees Payable:

Other Fees Payable 
(Incl. GST)
Examination Fee-$16.35
Miscellaneous Fee$7.63$7.63
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.02$1.02
Insurance Fee (GPA)$2.29$2.29

- The fees shown are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- Post Diploma Module Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy:
- Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 70% refund of paid course fee.
- Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement, no refund of paid course fee.

Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. Non‐Singaporeans must possess a valid Employment Pass / Work Permit / Dependant Pass throughout the course duration. You would need to bear the full risk of non-completion should your pass expire and subsequently lapse within the duration of the course.
5. You will be notified by email on the application outcome 6 weeks after the application’s closing date. 
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course. 

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