Local Internship Programmes

The Internship Programme (ITP) is an important component of our students' learning at the School of Interactive & Digital Media (SIDM) and at the company they are interned at. It is conducted during the final year of every student's diploma course and prepares them for a challenging future in the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industry. The ITP provides the student valuable exposure to working life in a real company environment. It is with the strong and continuous support of our industry partners in availing their resources and expertise to SIDM and its students that has made the ITP such a success since its introduction in 1998.

A feature of our ITP is that it is conducted over 4 periods each year. They are arranged contiguously so that companies can benefit from a continual one-year period of students’ internships. (Please see internship dates below) The ITP offers students the opportunity to intern either overseas or locally. We work closely with each of these companies to match the right students with the right skill sets and interests to the right company. Depending on availability and skill sets required, final year students can look forward to spending their internship in organisations either in the USA, France, Sweden, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan or most of the major companies in the IDM industry locally.

 

2017/18 Internship Programme Dates:

Period

Internship Dates 2017/18

Closing date for submission

P1

6 March 2017 – 26 May 2017

6 Dec 2016

P2

29 May 2017 – 18 August 2017

28 Feb 2017

No internship for two weeks from 21 August – 1 September 2017

P3

4 September 2017 – 24 November 2017

5 Jun 2017

P4

27 November 2017 – 15 February 2018

28 Aug 2017

To apply for SIDM’s internship, you are required to complete the NYP_SIDM Internship Request Form and return them to SIDM before the closing dates.

What our Students do during their ITP

During ITP, students get an invaluable opportunity to integrate techniques learnt in the classroom into a project that could be a key component of a media company’s portfolio. The students’ immersion in a real life work situation undoubtedly develops their interpersonal and collaborative skills. This is crucial in an industry where individuals often have to work in teams. Working alongside skilled professionals will also encourage students to raise their own standards and performance levels. This experience introduces the student to the expectations, demands and rigours of a real life work environment as well as the opportunity to pick up new skills. The ITP prepares the student for ready absorption into the workforce in the Interactive and Digital Media Industries. For those students interned overseas, they get the benefit of added exposure to different cultures, work methods, nationalities and geographical environments.

What our Students are capable of

Depending on the Diploma the students are pursuing, final year students can take on projects that require the following skill sets. As ITP is not just about skill sets, students are also selected based on their attitude, soft-skills and quality of work.


Interaction Design:
Web Design, Branding, User Experience Design, Graphical User Interface Design, HTML5, CSS, PHP, mySQL, JavaScript & Action Script for Kiosk development.

Digital Animation:
Concept Design, Character Design, Environmental Design, Digital Illustration & Digital Imaging, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, 3D Modelling, Lighting, Texturing, Rendering and Compositing.

Motion Graphics and Broadcast Design:
Station Identities & Channel Packaging, Broadcast Design & Branding, Professional Finishing for Motion Graphics, Visual Effects & Compositing, Motion Graphics for Web, Promo Creations, Edutainment Design.

Digital Game Art & Design:
Character & Environment Design, 2D Digital Art & Animation, 3D Modelling & Animation, Game Design, Game Level Design.

Games Programming:
C++ Programming, Java Programming, Games Production & Project Management, Production Pipeline Scripting, Mobile Games Programming, Games Technical Direction Techniques.

Digital Visual Effects:
Visual Effects & Animation, Production Pipeline Scripting, Compositing & Post-Production.

 

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Overseas Internship Programmes

Overseas Attachment for Onsite Filming with MediaCorp

Study Attachment with MediaCorp on set filming in Malaysia (Penang and Ipoh). 2013 - 2015

In total 9 students have benefited from this work attachment with MediaCorp being on set and working with the crew and cast to develop the 3 Part Drama Series. The Journey A Voyage , The Journey Tumultuous Times and The Journey Our Homeland.

The students were fully sponsored for travel and lodging with the addition perks of rubbing shoulders with MediaCorp Stars while filming on set and during lunch or dinner breaks. While in Malaysia, the students will play a crucial role in ensuring that the VFX shots were shot correctly according to VFX requirements and also working together with the Directors, Producers and Actors to develop a believable effects sequence.

2014 Oriental Dreamworks

In June 2014, 3 SIDM/ Digital Visual Effects students; Wee Yan Jia, Wang Hai Jing and Darren Soo Zi Shen, were attached to Side Effects Asia Pacific(SESI-AP). While at SESI-AP they had the unique opportunity to be attached to their customer Oriental DreamWorks for 7 weeks for training and exposure. 

While at Oriental DreamWorks they were given the great opportunity to work alongside FX technical Directors and Character FX technical Directors for their production on feature films.

2014 HAND

H.a.n.d. – 2 student from DMDG and 1 NYP staff were attached to h.a.n.d., a game developer in Tokyo where they got a rare chance to see game development & operations from a Japanese game company

Internship to Carbon TV, Hong Kong, China

Four students from the Diploma in Motion Graphics & Broadcast Design were selected to go on an internship to Carbon TV, Hong Kong for two different periods, 3 June – 23 august and from 09 September – 29 November 2013. While there, they worked under the mentorship of Carbon TV’s Creative Director Tereza Tan and her creative team. Established in 2006, Carbon TV is an internationally acclaimed motion design and production studio based in Hong Kong and Beijing.

Internship to PROLOGUE, Los Angeles, California

One student from the Diploma in Motion Graphics & Broadcast Design were selected to go on an internship to Prologue films, LA for the period, 9 Sep – 29 Nov. While there, He worked for numerous projects ranging from blockbusters movie titles to TV series openings. Prologue Films specialises in creating movie title sequences, along with specialty branding and montages. This creative agency is well known for creating movies title opening for movies like Tron-Legacy, Spider-Man 2 and 3, Godzilla: Final Wars, Iron Man 1 and 2, Resistance A Nightmare on Elm Street, amongst others.

Project Internship to Kajaani, Finland #1

4 students from the Diploma in Digital Media Design (Games) and Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology (Games) went on a project internship at our partner institution in Finland, Kajaani University of Applied Science from the 25 August to 27 December 2013. While there and despite cultural and language barrier, they worked closely with the Finland students in their game projects and also have a chance to experience university life. The group also got the chance to studios such as Supercell and Remedy Entertainment.

Project Internship to Kajaani, Finland #2

7 students from the Diploma in Digital Media Design (Games) and Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology (Games) went on a project internship at our partner institution in Finland, Kajaani University of Applied Science from the 10 March to 26 July 2014. While there and despite cultural and language barrier, they worked closely with the Finland students in their game projects and also have a chance to experience university life. The group also got the chance to studios such as Supercell and Remedy Entertainment.