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Diploma in

Media Post-Production

N13


 

Year 1

  • Post-Production Fundamentals

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module provides introductory knowledge in the area of post-production as well as hands-on editing experience. Students will learn the finer details of editing for a narrative-driven project. Through exercises and reflection, they will have many opportunities to become familiar with the various concepts of editing.

  • Storytelling Techniques

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module focuses on how students can create meaning through stories that reflect their own lives and imagination. Using a three-act dramatic structure, students develop compelling short story ideas with the basic storytelling tools of observation, memory and experience, preparing them for content creation in visual storytelling medium.

  • Video Production

    (5 Credit Units)

    This module is an introduction to single-camera film-style video production with an aim to provide students a basic theoretical and practical introduction to video production equipment. Through projects under our Service Learning Framework, production techniques, aesthetics, planning and organising the video production are put into practice.

  • Visual Communication

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module aims to develop an awareness of design principles for the purpose of visual communication. Students will be introduced to graphic design concepts, colour theory, typography and layout techniques for print media such as pamphlets and posters. The skills and knowledge acquired provide the support and practical applications to subsequent modules in the course.

  • English Language Express*

    (Credit Units - NA)

    English Language Express aims to give you a better grounding in the English Language and to strengthen the written and oral communications skills that you will need in your academic and professional careers. You will be engaged in writing, reading, listening and speaking activities that will develop your ability to speak and write grammatically, coherently and clearly. You will also hone your reading and listening comprehension skills.

  • Innovation Made Possible^

    (3 Credit Units)
* This module is only offered to students who are weaker in the English Language.

^ Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules account for 13 credit units of the diploma curriculum. They include modules in communication, innovation and world issues, as well as an interdisciplinary project. By bringing students from diverse diplomas together, the interdisciplinary project fosters collaboration to explore and propose solutions for real-world problems. IS aims to develop students to be agile and self-directed learners, ready for the future workplace.


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  • Audio Production

    (4 Credit Units)

    Students are taught the knowledge and skills from analogue to digital audio production here. They will learn the basic principles and technical concepts of sound production and technology. Foundational production skills developed in recording, overdubbing, processing and mixing can be applied to produce audio for video, television, film, radio and music products.

  • Introduction to Production Management

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module introduces students to the production workflow for location and venue setup, focusing on a range of activities from liaison with other vendors to scheduling of rehearsals, performance as well as post-event activities such as crowd control and environmental logistics.

  • Motion Graphics Production

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module is designed to introduce students to motion graphics in digital media and understand workflow to apply skills for broadcast project. Students will be equipped with skills in media design such as visual design in motion, computer generated graphics and video production. Project-based practice is planned to design project and create commercial video and infotainment product.

  • Studio Multi-Camera Production

    (4 Credit Units)

    Students are introduced to multi-camera studio production techniques and technical operations. Topics include TV studio camera operation and setup, studio lighting, audio and sound control, the character generator, teleprompting, vision mixing, digital effects and production roles. The module is designed to help students acquire the basic knowledge and skills to fill various studio positions competently. There is a focus on developing creativity and continuity in planning and executing live studio-based television programmes.

  • Career & Professional Preparation 1

    (1 Credit Unit)

    This module gives students a foundational introduction to their three-year diploma course curriculum and prepares them for the industry. Through guided reflection of their personal characteristics and the development of an overall game plan for their education and career goals, students will be better prepared for their future careers.

  • Exploring Contemporary Issues^

    (3 Credit Units)
  • Health & Wellness^

    (1 Credit Unit)
^ Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules account for 13 credit units of the diploma curriculum. They include modules in communication, innovation and world issues, as well as an interdisciplinary project. By bringing students from diverse diplomas together, the interdisciplinary project fosters collaboration to explore and propose solutions for real-world problems. IS aims to develop students to be agile and self-directed learners, ready for the future workplace.

For more details on Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) electives
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Year 2

  • 3D Motion Graphics

    (4 Credit Units)

    Students conduct research to understand the concept and obtain ideas and visual references to create simple 3D models for the environment, inanimate objects and characters. They also learn to refine 3D models iteratively to achieve the artistic vision and production requirements.

  • Audio Recording & Mixing

    (4 Credit Units)

    Students will learn the various sound recording set-up and manage the operations during recording, balancing the levels of combined sound elements to create engaging audio mixes for production. Customising the set-up as required and applying sound processing techniques to achieve various dynamic ranges.

  • Career & Professional Preparation 2

    (2 Credit Units)

    This module helps to equip students with skills necessary to seek and secure work. They will also be equipped to communicate their personal brand in a positive way. As students sharpen their communication skills, they will also learn how to market themselves effectively.

  • Lighting

    (5 Credit Units)

    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.

  • Live Sound

    (4 Credit Units)

    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 customise a recording set-up based on the ambience and multimedia requirements.

  • World Issues: A Singapore Perspective^

    (2 Credit Units)
^ Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules account for 13 credit units of the diploma curriculum. They include modules in communication, innovation and world issues, as well as an interdisciplinary project. By bringing students from diverse diplomas together, the interdisciplinary project fosters collaboration to explore and propose solutions for real-world problems. IS aims to develop students to be agile and self-directed learners, ready for the future workplace.

For more details on Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) electives
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Year 3

  • Capstone Project

    (12 Credit Units)

    Using the conceptual and applied knowledge learnt in Year 1 and 2, students hone and integrate their skills through managing and operating business units, working with external clients on real-time projects, working on their own projects in various disciplines and across disciplines or carrying out freelance engagements. All projects will provide students with hands-on experience in incorporating various skills, platforms and mechanisms to achieve the desired impact in the marketplace.

  • Media Entrepreneurship

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module introduces students to the key aspects of managing a media business, including understanding concepts such as ROI, and profit and loss statements. Students will learn the skillsets of a successful media entrepreneur such as opportunity recognition, market sizing and product market fit, pivoting and innovation, HR skills and ethics in business. Students will also be introduced to the gig economy and the business of freelancing and to skills such as contract negotiation, employment rights and invoicing practices.

  • Project ID: Connecting The Dots^

    (4 Credit Units)
^ Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules account for 13 credit units of the diploma curriculum. They include modules in communication, innovation and world issues, as well as an interdisciplinary project. By bringing students from diverse diplomas together, the interdisciplinary project fosters collaboration to explore and propose solutions for real-world problems. IS aims to develop students to be agile and self-directed learners, ready for the future workplace.

For more details on Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) electives
Click Here >
  • 16-Week Internship

    (16 Credit Units)

    Students will be placed on an internship with companies and agencies matching their abilities and interests. The internship gives students opportunities to apply their acquired knowledge and skills to the work environment. Students gain valuable work experience and exposure to the rigour, demands and excitement of the media industry, enabling them to adapt effectively to future employment. Many of our students are offered employment by these same companies.


Diploma in Media Post-Production (N13)