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 billboards of 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.
• 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.
YEAR 1 MODULES
YEAR 2 MODULES
The module will equip students’ with music theory skills to recognize, understand, and describe the materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score. This includes aural, analytical, and compositional skills using both listening and written exercises. This module will also introduce Music Synthesis in conjunction with MIDI for synthesizer control. Music synthesis is the core of all sound design work and MIDI is necessary for synthesizer programming.
YEAR 3 MODULES
This hands-on module teaches students the concepts and technical skills required for live event sound reinforcement. Topics include the operation of a basic sound system using interconnected components such as consoles, amplifiers, speakers, processors and microphones. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to apply the concepts of live sound reinforcement to set up and operate a small to medium-scale sound system for a live event, and to customize a recording setup based on the ambience and multimedia requirements.
This module enables students to learn the technical and creative aspects of stage lighting. Topics include basic design, colour and exposure theory, types of lighting instruments, power distribution, control, safety, proper hanging, connection, focus, and control of instruments. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to perform creative lighting layout, install concert lighting, explain colour theory, integrate lighting control instrumentation, and set up a variety of motion lighting instruments.
This module introduces applications of sound design and related tools. This include Computer music sound scaping, Theatrical sound design, Jingles sound design (as introduction to Film/TV sound design), Animation/Feature Film Sound FX and Animation/Feature Film Music Scoring. At the end of the module, students are able to perform simple sound design based on a small video (can be drama, advertising or parts of MTV) clip provided.
This is a workshop-based module that covers the editing of animated pictures, audio and video, and the authoring of a multimedia package using computer technology such as digital cameras and recorders, soundcards, video cards, and DVD recorders. The module is handson in simple post-audio productions for different multimedia movies or animations. Students will be able to produce short DVD movies with sound, video, simple online text and narration effects.
This module provides students with talks or mini seminars with topics ranging from “Acoustic Drums”, “Introduction to Event Management”, “3D Face Construction”, “How to select professional Video Camera”, “Motion Graphics from Static Images”, “3D Stage Property Design” etc. At the end of each talk/mini seminar, students are required to submit a mini assignment or answer quiz related to each event topic.
This first-year module helps to give students a foundational introduction to their three-year diploma course curriculum and how it prepares them for industry. It will help them to embark on their three-year course with the end in mind, through guided reflection of their personal characteristics, and producing an overall game plan for their future education and career goals. The module aims to deepen students’ commitment to the sector that the course prepares them for.
This module is an extension of the Engineering Mathematics 2 module. Topics include Integration Techniques & Applications, First Order Differential Equation, Fourier series and Laplace Transform.
Computer networks are essential to organisations. In this module, students will study PC Networking (PCN) with a focus on data networking knowledge. The Open System Interconnection (OSI) reference model and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) model will be used to explain important etworking concepts. Standards and products associated with each OSI layer, and data flow in networking devices will be discussed. Premises structured cabling systems standards, media types and performance criteria, system design, and installation recommendations are also covered.
The module prepares students to write effective cover letters and resumes. Preparation and enhancement of portfolio to meet professional standard as well as development of presentation skills, and improvement of job-seeking techniques will also be covered in the module.
Students can choose any 2 Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules. For more details, please visit the IS website at www.np.edu.sg/is
The Diploma Plus Programme (DPP) is designed to provide students with proficiency in a selected domain area, either to broaden or deepen a student’s knowledge/skills in his/her main discipline of study, or to equip a student with additional professional knowledge that would better prepare him/her for further study or increase their employability. Students can select elective modules from a wide range of clusters to obtain their Diploma Plus Certificate. DPP is optional and it will not affect the graduating requirement for the award of a diploma.
Students can choose the DPP clusters from the range listed below. The offer of a DPP cluster is subject to the condition that the minimum class size is met and based on available vacancies.
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