School of Film & Media Studies (FMS) was established in 1989. It was the first tertiary institution in Singapore to offer a full-time
Diploma in Mass Communication (MCM). In 1993, the School scored another local first by offering the
Diploma in Film, Sound & Video (FSV).
The first cohort of the Diploma in Digital Visual Effects (DVFX) was accepted in 2007, in response to the growing demand for specialised skills in this area and it has become the first course in Singapore to produce Stereoscopic 3D content. In fact, its first S3D short film was screened on Okto in 2011. It was renamed
Diploma in Visual Effects (VFX) in 2015. In Apr 2009, we launched our fourth course- the
Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations. It remains the only such course among the polytechnics.
The stellar achievements of our FMS graduates in international competitions, in securing competitive media positions, and in scholastic endeavours have contributed to the very high subscription rates for our courses during the admissions periods. Many FMS graduates have become household names and prominent professionals in radio and television production, advertising and public relations, film and video, and journalism industries. A number of media lecturers in the other polytechnics, and overseas universities are also alumni from FMS.
Currently, there are about 900 students enrolled in our four full-time diploma programmes.
Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations2.
Diploma in Visual Effects3.
Diploma in Mass Communication4.
Diploma in Film, Sound & Video