In 2006, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced the introduction of Advanced Elective Modules (AEMs) in secondary schools, in collaboration with the polytechnics. This was a valuable opportunity for secondary schools to leverage on the polytechnics’ capabilities to enrich school curriculum and provide more choices for students, especially in the area of applied learning. The AEM is a 40-hour modules, which will not only enrich school curriculum, but will also provide students with greater exposure to practice-oriented learning approaches and help them discover their strengths and interests.
From October 2006, the School of ICT had offered the AEM in Art of Animation to three secondary schools, namely Bukit View Secondary, Dunearn Secondary and Ngee Ann Secondary. On completion of the course, students are able to create drawings that demonstrate the awareness of basic techniques in drawing for animation. They are also able to produce a simple animation using stop motion technique.
Past AEM Runs on Art of Animation
Run 1 : 1 - 7 Nov 2006 (Ngee Ann Sec & Bukit View Schools)
Run 2 : 2 - 16 May 2007 (Dunearn Sec School)
Run 3 : 6 - 16 Nov 2007 (Bukit View Sec School)
Run 4 : 14 - 23 May 2008 (Dunearn Sec School)
Run 5 : 14 - 24 Oct 2008 (Dunearn Sec School)
Run 6 : 29 Oct - 11 Nov 2008 (Bendemeer Sec School)
Run 7 : 20 - 30 Oct 2009 (Dunearn Sec School)
Run 8 : 3 - 30 Nov 2009 (ACS Barker)
Run 9 : 19 May - 2 Jun 2010 (Dunearn Sec School)
Run 10: 18 - 22 Oct 2010 (Jurong Sec School)
Run 11: 18 - 22 Oct 2010 (Jurong Sec School)
Run 12: 24 May - 3 Jun 2011 (Dunearn Sec School)
Run 13: 18 Oct - 1 Nov 2011 (St Anthony's Canossian Sec School)
Past AEM Runs on Build Web 2.0 Application
Run 1 : 26 May - 9 June 2009 (Bendemeer Sec School)
Run 2 : 2 - 13 Nov 2009 (Bukit View Sec School)
Run 3 : 25 May - 7 Jun 2010 (Bendemeer Sec School)
Run 4 : 25 Oct - 4 Nov 2010 (St Anthony's Canossian Sec School)
Run 5 : 16 - 31 May 2011 (Bendemeer Sec School)
Run 6 : 13 - 28 Oct 2011 (Chua Chu Kang Sec School)
Run 7 : 16 - 31 May 2012 (Bendemeer Sec School)
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From Bukit View Secondary School:
“… are both very grateful for you and your staff hospitality extended during our visits. Your passion and commitment to the course and the programmes and activities offered at NP was admirable and look forward to more learning opportunities and collaboration with you and your dept and polytechnics. ..”
From Dunearn Secondary School :
“…… I must first thank you for the organising this AEM which my students felt that they have benefited greatly from it. The whole course went on smoothly…. The students reflected positively to the course and have enjoyed themselves. Once again thank you and hope we can look forward to the next course. “
From Ngee Ann Secondary School:
“.. Interesting and fun lessons on animation techniques which cannot be learnt from the textbooks…able to arouse students’ interest in animation. There is good rapport between the lecturer and students which make the learning process more meaningful. ..”
Students benefit from close interaction with our lecturer when creating 2D animation.
Students with greater exposure to practice-oriented learning approaches, help them discover their strengths and interests.
Students making a mould of the cartoon characters they want to create using clay motion.