Specialist Diploma in Game Design and Development

Specialist Diploma in Game Design and Development is a 9 month course focusing on crafting and developing solid conceptualizes idea from paper to a mobile proto-type. Students will be taught core fundamentals of art and design thinking. This course covers core component development in Game Design including storytelling, character development, game design development, game programming and other game concepts in various forms. In addition there will be a 2 month Industrial Attachment upon successful completion of the course.

This course will groom students to become a well-rounded entrepreneurial Game Designer, Level Designer, a 2D & 3D Game Artist or a Gameplay Programmer who can design and develop a game idea from conceptualisation to project proposal and from prototyping to production.

Programme Objective

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply game design principles and techniques by the end of the course.
  • Use Storyboard software to manipulate storyboard based on their game design documentation.
  • Demonstrate the use of Game Design Documentation to develop game prototype
  • Apply techniques of paper prototyping and it’s fundamentals
  • Manipulate using 2D / 3D Unity engine (Cocos-XD2) to develop prototype for mobile / cross platform
  • Apply correct micro-transactions ingame
  • Idea generation and apply ingame unique selling points such as game features and core game mechanics
  • Demonstrate the 3 types of Gamification

Delivery Method

Generally the curriculums for all levels are taught over 4 terms of 12 weeks. Modules are conducted in formal instructor-led classroom sessions where students are introduced to the course discipline. Each term will cover 2-3 modules with 50 contact hours per module. Lectures are 2-hour sessions and Tutorial 3-hour sessions weekly

Specialist Diploma in Game Design and Development

Mode & Duration
Full-time: 9 months
Part-time: 9 months
Industrial Attachment: 2 months

Intakes
Jan / Apr / Jul / Oct

Average Teacher-Student Ratio
1:15

Assessment
Assignment, Project, Practical

Academic Entry Requirement:
Relevant EASB Diploma
OR
Polytechnic Diploma
OR
Equivalent academic qualification from a recognized higher learning institution
OR

Language Proficiency: Minimum EASB ETEDP Level 2 / IELTS 5.5 / GCE O-Level C6

Minimum Age: 17 years

Mature Candidates:
Applicants must be at least 30 years of age with 8 years of working experience.

Application Procedure
You may apply to EASB either by visiting EASB Balestier Campus
or
Balestier Campus 9 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329975

Course Fee
  International students
  Full-Time
  Tuition Fees
S$ 21,150
  Assessment Fees
S$ 800
  Application and Enrolment
S$ 450
  Administrative Fee
S$ 1,000
  Study Material
S$ 600
  TOTAL
S$ 24,000
  Singaporean / PR
  Full-Time
  Tuition Fees
S$ 17,560
  Assessment Fees
S$ 800
  Application and Enrolment
S$ 150
  Administrative Fee
S$ 800
  Study Material
S$ 600
  TOTAL
S$ 20,000
  Singaporean / PR
  Part-Time
  Tuition Fees
S$ 17,560
  Assessment Fees
S$ 800
  Application & Enrolment
S$ 150
  Administrative Fee
S$ 800
  Study Material
S$ 600
  TOTAL
S$ 20,000
  Medical Insurance Waived
  FPS Insurance or Escrow Bank Charge Waived
  Other miscelleneous fees may apply ( Please click here  for more information)
Application and Enrolment Fee is non-refundable.
All prices are subject to prevailing Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 7%.
All prices are effective for intakes from July 2019.
Start of class is subjected to minimum class size achieved.
Video Game History
Art of Story
Character Design
Game Studies
Game Design Practicum
Introduction to User Experience
Tools for Game Design
Game Programming
Game Programme Production and Management
Communication in Global Workplace
Industrial Attachment