2012 – FMS student media platforms e-zine, theurbanwire.com, and campus radio station Radio Heatwave celebrate their 10th and 20th anniversaries with 10:20, an entertainment and awards show at Zouk.
2012 – The only two poly graduates to win the prestigious Public Service Commission Open Scholarship in 2012 are BOTH from FMS- Fanny Koh from Mass Communication and Woo Wanfong from Film, Sound & Video.
2012 – APR graduates its first cohort, and holds its graduation showcase at Goodman Arts Centre.
2011 -- Students from FMS Society and Stage 52 jointly organised and ran community service events for Spastic Children's Association of Singapore, Cerebral Palsy Centre, and Presbyterian Community Services Centre, Children Day Care.
2011 -- DVFX becomes the first diploma programme in Singapore to shoot in stereoscopic 3D, producing an original short film called Lakme. The film is then telecast on Okto channel in October.
2011 -- FMS students organise NP's inaugural Hair for Hope satellite
shaving event at the Music Box at seventy3. Several FMS lecturers offer
their heads for shaving to raise funds for the Children's Cancer
2010 -- Recent MCM grad Jeremy Boo becomes the only Asian to win an international young journalist competition and gets to fly to Georgia to report on armed conflict.
2010 -- Chapman University Singapore is named one of the world's top film schools by The Hollywood Reporter.
2010 -- MCM 21 celebrates the coming-of-age of Singapore's most established media course. Some 400 alumni and lecturers past and present attend the bash held at TAB, a new restaurant-club known to bring in quality act from overseas, which is partly owned by an MCMer! The stage was commandeered by a string of celebrity radio personalities and performers, all alum from MCM.
2010 -- FMS beats other tertiary institutions to win the bid to develop and offer jointly the Professional Certificate in New Media Communications with the Civil Service College. The intensive week-long course for communications professionals in Singapore's ministries and statutory boards is the first such collaboration between CSC and any local educational institution, and shows the school's leadership in the cutting edge.
2010 -- First cohort of 25 DVFX graduates.
2010 -- m:idea is launched with the inaugural m:idea youth choice awards, a national voting competition which picks youths' top choices for celebrities and lifestyle brands. The red carpet awards ceremony was attended by a good number of beloved celebs, including MTV VJ Utt, radio DJs the Muttons, musician Jack from Jack & Rai, former Miss Singapore World Ris Low and ESPN Star Sports presenter Jamie Yeo.
2009 -- FMS is the only educational institution, alongside Singapore Press Holdings and MediaCorp's Singapore Media Academy, handpicked to train youths from around the world in journalism. The youths have been flown in by the Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts (MICA) to prep them to cover the Youth Olympic Games in 2010 as young reporters.
2009 -- FMS launches m:idea, Singapore's first student-run media conglomerate, offering a comprehensive suite of professional media services, including editorial consultancy, radio and video production, photography, design and event management work for fee-paying external and internal clients. See www.fmsmidea.com for more details.
2009 -- MCM alumna Sana Rahman graduates as top student of the NUS Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.
2009 -- Launch of the Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations, the first in Singapore to combine both disciplines in one programme. Co-developed and co-taught by industry partners, this course creates an agency ambience right here in school. Intake: 40 students.
2008 -- FMS wins the competitive bid to co-host the inaugural The One Show Southeast and South Asia Workshop, with The One Club (http://www.oneclub.org), the world’s premier non-profit organisation based in New York for the promotion and recognition of excellence in advertising.
2008 -- FSV celebrates its 15th anniversary at St James Power Station with its very successful film alumni networking with each other, other leading lights in the industry and their lecturers.
2008 -- NP inks an MOU with the Workforce Development Agency and the Singapore Media Academy to build and run Singapore's first Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centre, a $40 million facility, for media professionals.
2008 -- FMS is approved by the Ministry of Education to offer Media Studies (EL), Singapore's first and only media Applied Subject, that is 'O' Level- equivalent subject. Only selected students in three secondary schools - Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School and Singapore Chinese Girls' School - may take the subject in the first run.
2008 -- Chapman University Singapore is formed between FMS and top-ranked American film school, Chapman University in Orange, California. Chapman's BFA in Creative Producing is offered, with two years' exemption, to those holding the Diploma in Film, Sound & Video or Mass Communication, awarded by FMS. Intake: 30 students.
2007 -- FMS alumni Anthony Chen becomes the first Singaporean to be honoured at the Cannes Film Festival.
2007 -- FMS offers its first Advanced Elective Module (AEM) - Introduction to Journalism, a 40-hour course that selected secondary schools can choose to enrol for.
2007 -- Launch of the Diploma in Digital Visual Effects (DVFX) to fill a burgeoning demand for such talent. Builds on the strong cinematic roots of the FSV programme. Intake: 30 students
2006 -- MCM students snag 5 national media research grants reserved for undergraduates and grads.
2005 -- The inaugural Singapore Youth & Media Conference (SYMC) is organised by FMS. Some 1,100 delegates, academics and VIPs were in attendance.
2005 -- Launch of the Diploma in Chinese Studies (CHS) in collaboration with National Institute of Education, Singapore, and Zhejiang University City College, China – the first such programme in Singapore. Intake: 80 students.
2004 -- FMS is inducted into the Institute of Advertising Singapore (IAS) as an institutional member during the Singapore International Advertising Congress 2004 in September.
2002 -- theurbanwire.com is birthed to propel our new media thrust that will complement the traditional journalism products the school has been known for.
2002 -- First cohort of 13 ADFP graduates.
1999 – Launch of the Advanced Diploma in Film (ADFP) Production – the first such programme in Singapore
1996 -- First cohort of 33 FSV graduates
1995 -- The School of Film & Media Studies (FMS) is formed as the polytechnic’s school for applied media arts, merging the former Departments of Mass Communication and Film, Sound & Video.
1993 – Launch of the Diploma in Film, Sound & Video (FSV) – first and still the only film school in Singapore
1992 -- First cohort of 51 MCM graduates
1989 – Launch of the Diploma in Mass Communication School (MCM) - the first such programme at a tertiary level in Singapore.