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BFA Fine Arts in Digital Animation

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

17100 SGD
8050 SGD

Application fee

International 30 SGD
National 10 SGD
School of Art, Design and Media
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
SAT (avg)600

About this course

Delivered in the curriculum are such courses as 2D hand-drawn animation, 3D character animation, stop-motion, experimental animation, rigging, modeling, digital painting and compositing. The program encourages innovation and experimentation in the art-form combined with a solid education in the craft. The curriculum is divided in the third year of its delivery into separate Visual Effects and Character Animation streams.

To enable students to gain first-hand industry experience, ADM encourages all students to undertake internship. Internships last ten weeks and students will be supervised by the professors and relevant industry practitioners.?


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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants with qualifications as deemed fit by the university (based on their online application) may be required to sit for an NTU Entrance Examination before a final decision on admission can be made. 

Mathematics at Junior High School Level/IB Standard Level AND A good grade in English at Senior High School Level / IB Standard Level. In addition, applicants are required to produce and submit the following materials for admission assessment: 

  • Portfolio
  • Personal Statement and Writing Samples
  • A Creative Project
  • Three Visuals

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Course Modules

Year 1 Semester 1

  • DN1001 Foundation Drawing I
  • DN1002 Foundation 2D I 
  • DN1003 Foundation 3D I
  • DN1004 Foundation 4D I
  • DD1003 Introduction to the Histories of Art I 
  • GER Communication I 

Year 1 Semester 2

  • DN1005 Foundation Drawing II 
  • Foundation Option x 2
  • DD1004 Introduction to the Histories of Art II 
  • GER Communication II 
  • GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability:
  • Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions
  • Choose one from Range on offer in university (GER Prescribed Electives)

Year 2 Semester 1

  • DT2001 3D Production Core 3 NIL
  • DT2009 Storyboarding Core 3 NIL
  • DD2000 Introduction to the Histories of Art III Core 3 DD1004
  • ML0001 Absolute Basics for Career GER Core 1 N/A
  • Choose one from Range on offer in university Unrestricted Elective 3 N/A
  • DD0002 The Contemporary Creative and Cultural Industry of Singapore / Unrestricted Elective (Choose one from Range on offer in university)
  • GER Prescribed Elective


Year 2 Semester 2

Here the curriculum divides into two streams: Visual Effects (VFX) and Character Animation (CA)

  • Character Animation (CA) Stream:
    • DT2000 Drawn Animation I 
    • DT2011 Stop Motion 
  • Visual Effects (VFX) Stream:
    • DF2003 Cinematography I 
    • Choose ONE from the following:
      • DT2011 Stop Motion
      • DT2000 Drawn Animation I
  • HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning GER Core 1 N/A
  • Choose one from Range on offer in university Unrestricted Elective 
  • DD0002 The Contemporary Creative and Cultural Industry of Singapore / Unrestricted Elective
  • CGER Prescribed Elective (BM)

Year 3 Semester 1 

  • Character Animation (CA) Stream: DT3001 3D Character Animation I
  • Visual Effects (VFX) Stream: DT3002 Visual Effects I
  • DT3006 Animation Seminar
  • Core Art History
  • Unrestricted Elective
  • GER Prescribed elective

Year 3 Semester 2

  • Character Animation (CA) Stream: DT3005 3D Character Animation II
  • Visual Effects (VFX) Stream: DT3003 Visual Effects II
  • DT3008 Animation Development and preproduction
  • ET0001 Enterprise and Innovation
  • ML0002 Career Power Up!
  • Major Prescribed Elective
  • Unrestricted Elective
  • GER Prescribed Elective

Year 4 Semester 1

  • DD4000 ADM Final Year Project
  • Major Prescribed Elective 
  • Unrestricted Elective x 2

Year 4 Semester 2

  • DD4000 ADM Final Year Project
  • Major Prescribed Elective
  • Unrestricted Elective 

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How to Apply

Application to undergraduate programmes is done online at home or anywhere else the student prefers. There is no hard-copy application form. The student receives a confirmation email with their application number after they have successfully submitted the application form.

The student must click on the appropriate link showing your qualification to submit an application. Only one electronic application form corresponds to your high school qualification can be submitted.

The applicant is required to submit the required supporting documents by the deadline to complete your application:

  • Passport particulars page. 
  • High school results slip/certificate/Diploma
  • Secondary school results slip or certificate
  • University academic transcripts (for current or former university student only)
  • TOEFL, SAT, IELTS or PTE Academic or ACT with Writing (if applicable)
  • International Olympiad Award Certificate (if applicable)

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