The School of Interactive & Digital Media (SIDM) is the first school in Singapore to offer diploma courses in Animation, Games (both Game Art & Design, and Game Development & Technology), Motion Graphics & Broadcast Design, Digital Visual Effects and Interaction Design.

We thrive on a providing a dynamic mix of creativity, the applied arts, interactive and digital media design and technology. We believe in collaborating with industry and educational partners to create opportunities for our students to have real life industry-graded projects and meaningful overseas student exchange programs and company attachments.

Our vision is to be one of Asia's finest schools in interactive and digital media, producing graduates who possess a strong foundation, and 21st century skills, are ready for industry, creating works that are locally and internationally recognised and socially responsible in applying their knowledge and skills. Our students have won numerous awards and accolades but we seek to improve continuously.

Today, SIDM graduates are gainfully employed in nearly all the top studios as well as in the smaller and medium-sized companies, and with a good number of them holding senior and lead positions. Some of these include Lucasfilm Singapore, Ubisoft, Disney, Mediacorp, Bandai Namco, Tecmo Koei, Infinite Studios, Possible Worldwide, Animagine, One Animation, Anomalyst, Robot Playground and others, including those overseas such as Blizzard, Pixar, Weta, Carbon Hong Kong and various other studios in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Our graduates have also ventured out on their own, starting their own companies in developing games, animation production, motion graphics, post-production and various other studios in digital media design. They are also accepted in top universities worldwide and locally. 

Why SIDM?

  • We understand the industry and have the experience nurturing sought-after talents who are skilled in applying art, design and technology.
  • Our faculty is made up of top designers, star animators, highly sought-after game artists, developers and game designers from around the globe who have experience working on Disney animations, Ubisoft game titles and Industrial Light & Magic visual effects. Some have also worked on blockbuster movies such as Star Wars, Iron Man, Marvel movies and Transformers.
  • We encourage our students to go places and have the experience of a lifetime through our Overseas Student Exchange Programmes and Overseas Internship Programmes where you have the chance to study or work with students from Australia, China, Finland, Japan and the US. 

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Life in SIDM

Discover how life in SIDM empowers and inspires our students to become the best interactive and digital media practitioners in the industry.

  • Director's Message

    SIDM is the first school in Singapore that offers the best diploma courses in Animation, Games (both Game Art & Design, and Game Development & Technology). Motion Graphics & Broadcast Design, Digital Visual Effects and Interaction Design.

    Today, our graduates have worked, and with many of them holding senior and lead positions in many top studios locally such as Lucasfilm Singapore, Ubisoft, Disney, Mediacorp, Bandai Namco, Tecmo Koei, Infinite Studios and Possible Worldwide, as well as studios overseas such as Blizzard, Weta, Carbon Hong Kong and various other studios in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Our graduates have also ventured into launching out on their own, starting their own companies in developing games, animation production, motion graphics, post-production and various other studios in digital media design. They are also well accepted in most top universities worldwide and locally.

  • Innovative Teaching and Learning

    Through more than 19 years of experience, refinement and innovation, our IDM diplomas, be they in animation, games, visual effects, motion graphics or interaction design, have all produced passionate and professionally proficient graduates. They have also attained strong endorsement from top professionals from the industry, and from local and foreign universities.

     SIDM advocates originality and thinking using both the ‘left’ and the ‘right’ side of the brain - the fusion of art and technology. Our students are encouraged to explore, create and integrate; constantly pushing the boundaries of aestheticism and innovation; and in their implementations be inspiring and having fun in the process.

  • Industry Projects

    Our close ties with the industry gives our students an edge when they graduate. Our students have work on industry projects for companies like , HBO, Lucasfilm Singapore, MediaCorp, Ogilvy & Mather, Side Effects Asia Pacific, Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia, Singapore Press Holdings, Ubisoft and many more.

    NYP is also the only educational institution in Southeast Asia to be appointed as a PlayStation®First academic partner, with a state-of-the-art PlayStation® learning lab for students and industry professionals, thanks to our collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia. 

     

News

11 Nov 2017

Game Jam, Retro-Style

SIDM students took 1st and 3rd places at the 3rd Retro Inspired Game Jam 2017 competition organised by James Cook University.

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10 Nov 2017

Impressing Youths through IDMday

More than 360 secondary school students and their teachers took part in IDMday - SIDM's annual outreach event.

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20 Oct 2017

Team NYP Rocked for Singapore at WorldSkills 2017

NYP competitors have done well the WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi with one gold, two bronzes and three Medallions for Excellence.

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13 Oct 2017

Ready, Set, NYP Go!

NYP now has its very own mobile game app – NYP Go! – created right here by our talented students from SIDM.

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06 Oct 2017

To the Beat of Saving Lives

What's the link between The Bee Gees' Staying Alive and performing CPR? The SIDM - developed game, "Power to Save a Life".

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29 Sep 2017

Road to WorldSkills...

The 11 NYP competitors headed for the international WorldSkills competition in Abu Dhabi this month shared their learning journeys with senior management earlier this week.

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Events

  • 29 Mar

    FUSION 2017

    by School of Interactive & Digital Media

    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    The FUSION 2017 Graduate Show is NYP’s School of Interactive and Digital Media (SIDM) annual...

  • 3 Mar

    iLight 2017

    by School of Interactive & Digital Media

    12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

    Let There Be Light
    Held since 2010, i Light Marina Bayfeatures installations by artists from...

  • 3 Apr

    Fusion 2018 | Visionary

    by School of Interactive & Digital Media

    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    FUSION 18, is NYP School of Interactive and Digital Media (SIDM)’s annual diploma show of creative...

  • 5 Apr

    SIDM Freshmen Orientation 2018

    by School of Interactive & Digital Media

    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Come and join your seniors and peers fun and laughter in SIDM’s Freshmen Orientation 2018 on 5 6...

Testimonials

Priscilia Chan
Diploma in Digital Visual Effects

"Throughout the years of studying in SIDM, I've learn a lot from the course. And the course was fun.

Danielle Siah
Diploma in Digital Visual Effects

"Being in this line has been an eye opening, 'new life' experience for me. Previously, I will go cra

Mohammed Rosli Bin Zainal
Diploma in Digital Visual Effects

"The interesting content, knowledge and skills offered attracted me to the Diploma in Digital Visual