COURSE OVERVIEW The course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the games industry. The emphasis is placed on mobile gaming. Through a combination of theoretical and activity-based learning, students acquire the skills for game strategising, game level design, and game scripting and production. They also learn the techniques and tools used in game development and 2D and 3D computer animation.
ASSESSMENT METHODS All modules will be assessed through a combination of assessments, tests, class participation and written examinations. To be awarded the Advanced Diploma, students will need to achieve a passing mark of 50% for all modules. For Degree and Master Courses, students will need to achieve the passing grade stipulated by the University for all modules.
TEACHING AND LEARNING It is essential that a student is subjected to a broad range of views and experiences in order that the learning process may elicit, sometimes over a prolonged period, appropriate routes for a person to take, particularly in the latter stages of the course.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES • Games Designer/Artist • Mobile Games Developer • Online Interactive Games Developer • Animation Designer/Artist • Multimedia Games Designer • Special Effects Artist
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents • Students with at least 2 GCE ‘A’ Level credits. • Students with at least 3 GCE ‘O’ Level credits. • Students with at least 5 ‘N’ Level credits.* • Students with diploma from Polytechnics** • Nitec or Higher Nitec Graduates***
* Only applicable for Raffles Design Institute and Raffles Merchandising Institute. ** Exemptions based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) *** Only applicable to the Advanced Diploma Course of relevant studies
International Students • Students with at least 2 GCE ‘A’ Level credits. • Students with at least 3 GCE ‘O’ Level credits. • Students with at least 5 ‘N’ Level credits.* • Students with diploma from Polytechnics** • Nitec or Higher Nitec Graduates*** • (Malaysia – SPM; Indonesia – SMU; Myanmar – Standard 10; China – Senior High School)
* Only applicable for Raffles Design Institute and Raffles Merchandising Institute. ** Exemptions based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). *** Only applicable to the Advanced Diploma Course of relevant studies.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis. For design courses, applicants must present their portfolios, transcripts and relevant documents during the interview. They may be advised to take up bridging modules if deemed necessary by the Programme Directors.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS All courses at Raffles Design Institute are conducted in English. Students must be able to speak and write fluently in English.
Students who fulfil any of the requirements below will be exempted from English as a Second Language (ESL) classes: • Minimum TOEFL score of 550* (paper-based) or 79–80 (internet-based) • Minimum IELTS score of 6.0* (academic module) or equivalent • Minimum score of C6 in English at GCE 'O' level • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 650