Overseas Programme

SIDM believes in enriching and enhancing our students’ experience with a global perspective by providing overseas internship programmes, overseas student exchange programmes, study trips, as well as opportunities for students to attend international conferences and festivals, and participate in international competitions among others.

2015

2015 Finland

Five students from Diploma Digital Media Design (Games) and Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology (Games), went on a study attachment trip in Finland, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences from 10 March – 2 August 2015. In this trip, students were involved in game projects with Kajaani students and also had the opportunity to participate in academic modules at Kajaani Finland. They also had the chance to visit Supercell, a highly established game company in Helsinki, Finland.

SIDM Overseas Study Trip to SIGGRAPH Asia 2015

11 students from Digital Visual Effects and Animation went for an Overseas Study Trip to SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 in Kobe, Japan from 1 - 7 November. Students get to learn from industry experts in the field and connect with them through courses, discussion and networking opportunities. Learn more about the trip on the blog.

Asia Express: Hungary Film Festival and Cultural Meeting 2015

Our students represented Singapore at the Asia Express International Film Workshop and Film Festival in Mako and Budapest, Hungary from 13 August - 21 August 2015.

During this student exchange trip, our students had the opportunity to showcase their work as well as to learn from industry experts in the field, and connect with them through courses, discussion sessions and workshops. 

SIDM VFX Student Exchange Programme 2015 Highlights

Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Interactive & Digital Media (SIDM) in collaboration with Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University (BSRU) [Bangkok, Thailand], organised the first annual SIDM VFX Student Exchange Programme which aims to promote friendship and mutual cultural exchanges, as well as to widen the network of young talents in the international digital media arena. 

2014

2014 Paris Cultural Trip

18 students from Animation and Motion Graphics & Broadcast Design took part in this study trip under the Prescribed Elective DM3364 Special Topic. The module aims to bring classroom study to life with faculty-led study trips to places around the world that are rich in art and design. Students will see and understand how art and design are applied, learn from the depth and history of application in these places.

2014 GAFA

11 final-year students from the Digital Media Design (Interaction Design) programme are to participate in a Project Collaboration & Student Exchange at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in Guangzhou, China from 8 November 2014 to 30 November 2014.

Tokyo Game Show 2014 in Tokyo, Japan

From 14 Sep – 21 Sep 2014, 52 students from the Diploma in Digital Media Design (Games), Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology (Games), and Diploma in Digital Media Design (Animation) and 3 staffs visited Tokyo. In Tokyo, the group attended the renowned Tokyo Game Show and visited several studios.

ASEAN for All - Cultural Exchange at Thailand 2014

Highlights from a student exchange trip to Thailand which 5 students from Digital Visual Effects and Animation went from November 16-26 2014. 

2013

Study Trip at Les Gobelins’ Summer School, France, Paris

Two students from Diploma Digital Media Design (Animation) went on a study trip at Les Gobelin’s Summer School for a period of 2 weeks from 1 to 12 July 2013. In this trip, students had the opportunity to participate in animation workshops and master classes, and also completed a piece of animation each. Over two weeks they have visited museums and historical churches, watched a ballet in the theatre, and immersed themselves in French culture.

Study Trip to Kluang, Malaysia

On 13th June 2013, 21 students and 2 staffs from the Diploma in Digital Media Design (Games) went on a one-day trip to Kluang, Malaysia to hone the students’ skills in photo taking, videography and sketching of outdoor scenery and texture references. They travelled to Kahang Organic Rice Eco Farm and Kluang Railway Station to experience the rustic culture of a countryside town. The students are able to better relate to their art concepts by using an experiential approach rather than looking at images from print or digital mediums.

Study Trip to Dong-Ah institute of Media and Arts, Korea

5 students from the Diploma in Digital Visual Effects participate in an Educational trip to Dong-Ah institute of Media and Arts’ DINFAC programme. This event involves 140 filmmaking students from around the world and gives them a good opportunity to develop their talent through the workshops by professionals in film fields. DFX student, Wei Song Teo and his team won the Top prize in the International Category, for their Film, Aremac.

Tokyo Game Show 2013 and Nagoya Study Trip, Japan

From 8 to 22 September, 24 students from the Diploma in Digital Media Design (Games), Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology (Games), and Diploma in Digital Visual Effects and 3 staffs visited Tokyo and Nagoya Japan. In Tokyo, the group attended the renowned Tokyo Game Show and visited studios such as Nippon Ichi Studio. While in Japan, they also travelled to Nagoya to participate in the friendly International Game Concept Challenge which is jointly organized by SIDM and our institutional partners Trident College of IT and Supinfogame.

Phototaking Study Trip to Johor Baru, Malaysia

On 10th March 2014, 30 students and 2 staffs from the Diploma in Digital Media Design (Games) went on a one-day trip to Johor Baru. Malaysia. This trip will also provide a chance for them to observe and identify with the foundation of Environment Conceptualisation such as, aerial perspective, linear perspective, atmospheric depth, different materials, etc beyond Singapore. They travelled to Desaru Fruit Farm, Desaru Beach, Batu Layar Beach, Crocodile farm in Sungai Rengit, and Fireflies Valley to take photographs of textures, sceneries and interesting compositions to be used in their modules and enhancements of their artworks.

Phototaking Study Trip to Batam, Indonesia

On 10th March 2014, 31 students and 3 staffs from varies Diplomas from SIDM went on a one-day trip to Batam Indonesia. They visited IFW Animation/VFX Studio and Soundstage Shooting facility. Students get a chance to experience real Hollywood shooting facility and also visit an animation studio.

Study Attachment at DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond WA, USA

Seven students from Diploma Digital Media Design (Games) and Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology (Games), and Diploma in Digital Media Design (Animation) went on a study attachment trip in USA, DigiPen Institute of Technology from the 1 June to 30 July 2013. In this trip, students were involved in game projects with DigiPen students and also had the opportunity to participate in academic modules at DigiPen USA. For the major part of the attachment, the students’ goal was to work on a game project with their DigiPen partners.

Student Exchange at Trident College of IT in Nagoya, Japan

From 21 to 29 September, 28 students from the Diploma in Digital Media Design (Games) and Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology (Games) and 2 staffs visited Tokyo and Nagoya Japan. In Tokyo, the group attended the renowned Tokyo Game Show and visited studios such as Polygon Pictures, h.a.n.d. Inc and Sony Computer Entertainment. While in Japan, they also travelled to Nagoya to participate in the friendly game concept design event which is jointly organized by SIDM and our institutional partner Trident College of IT.

Exchange Programme at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA), China

This round 14 final-year students from the Digital Media Design (Interaction Design) programme are to participate in a Project Collaboration & Student Exchange at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in Guangzhou, China from 11 November 2013 to 30 November 2013.This is the fourth year we are collaborating with GAFA under the existing MOU on student exchange and project collaboration. Previously, we have sent 3 batches of students and staff over the past 3 years to collaborate with GAFA on joint interactive art and design projects. This is a continuation of a very fruitful and successful exchange programme that has seen projects and exhibitions completed jointly.

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.