Want to be part of the backstage team that puts together really cool and awesome audio-visual shows at mega concerts? Or be the guys who light up the F1 Night Race in Singapore? Then, make the first move by enrolling into the Diploma in Audio-visual Technology (AVT).
With AVT, you will gain the technical and creative skills you need to succeed in the arts and entertainment industries. You will learn to integrate, plan and set up audio-visual components and equipment for meetings, conventions, exhibitions and stage entertainment events. You will also pick up skills in producing and editing creative media content as well as synthesising and mixing audio files using the latest software and professional equipment. Finally, you will learn to design, plan and manage technical theatres, live shows and events.
What’s more, if you are musically inclined, you can also learn to arrange and compose music, and design sound for live performances, advertisements and other commercial entertainment with our elective modules in Music Theory & Synthesis, Fundamentals of Sound Design and Sound Design for Live Performances.
AVT’s strong emphasis on hands-on training also means that you will get to go on internships with industry players like Esplanade and MediaCorp from as early as your first year.
Minor in Business Management
This Diploma offers an alternative pathway for those who prefer to read more business modules. In Year 2, you can sign up for our Minor in Business Management.
Taught by Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Business & Accountancy, the Minor in Business Management modules cover topics such as financial management, marketing and entrepreneurship. In the final year, you will get to put your knowledge into practice while working on a project with business application. You will also take up a business management elective such as E-Business, Managing Service Operations, Supply Chain Management and Understanding Buyer Behaviour.
As an AVT graduate, you will be able to find a job in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions), arts and entertainment, audio-video consumer electronics, broadcast and multimedia industries. You can work as a stage lighting designer, concert sound specialist, recording engineer, stage manager, event producer or video production editor.
Potential employers include Esplanade, MediaCorp, event and video production companies, hotels and integrated resorts.
AVT’s strong technology foundation opens doors for you to pursue degrees both locally and abroad. You may be granted credit exemptions or direct entry into the second year of degree courses related to audio-visual, broadcast or digital media technology at these universities.
• National University of Singapore
• Nanyang Technological University
• Salford University of Manchester (UK)
• University of Glasgow (UK)
• University of Technology (Australia)
• Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
You can also apply for non-engineering degree courses. The Minor in Business Management will give you a head-start when applying for such courses.
Here are more details on the degree options and advanced standing at the universities - locally and overseas.