Digital Entertainment Technology (Games)
Have you ever wondered how the latest games were created? Have you ever wondered how your favourite character can fly through the sky and perform amazing feats of strength and agility? Have you ever dreamed that you could be part of a dynamic team that produces the latest games? Well, dream no longer! The Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology (Games) will show you how.
Games development and programming: Create you own world, share it with the world.
If you have the passion to build your own games, like to see your work entertaining people and the keenness to build the coolest game technologies, then DET (Games) would be the choice to realise your dreams.
This course will prepare you for careers in many different areas of the digital entertainment industry: games development for different platforms such as handheld, PC, consoles and mobile, edutainment and virtual reality technologies. Your skills as a Digital Entertainment Programmer or Developer will also give you access to a wide range of jobs in the software and digital media sectors.
The Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology (Games) uses computer science, latest technologies and principles of game design to create exciting and engaging entertainment using 2D/3D graphics, AI, and game physics. This diploma is designed to build up your professional expertise to enable you to:
In the first year, you will focus on building a strong foundation of skills that covers Programming, Mathematics, Computer Graphics, and an Introduction to Digital Entertainment Production.
A shooting game created for Changi Naval Base Open House 07
Your first step into the Digital Entertainment Industry
This is Singapore's first full-fledged diploma in Programming for Games. The programme's curriculum was created with industry partners to meet industry needs, ensuring the relevance of the training in state of the art technologies such as programming on the Sony PlayStation 3 CELL processor, Xbox 360, Motion Capture Studio, etc.
We have strong industrial links with many local and international game companies, and our students and staff have developed several games that have been marketed successfully to countries such as Taiwan, Korea, China and Japan. Coupled with initiatives such as the Games Creation Community (GCC), an EDB/NYP hub for collaboration with the Digital Entertainment industry, you will enjoy ample opportunities to gain experience working on real-life industry-based projects.
Our latest collaboration with GEVO Entertainment, a licensed Nintendo Developer opens new areas of opportunities for our students to develop games on the Nintendo DS and Wii platforms.
You will also be able to leverage on our wide network of industry partners: Electronic Arts, LucasArts and Koei and at least 15 other local games companies, to help you unleash your creativity and hone your technical skills. Some of our student projects have already been featured on renowned online games websites such as Gamasutra.
Interesting Flash Game “ Bun’s Adventure”
Recognition from National and International Universities
Not only does DET (Games) provide you with the first step into the creative workforce, you can further enhance your skills and knowledge with both local and foreign universities (including Digipen Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University), who offer advance standing for our students. DET (Games) graduates will be able to obtain their Bachelor Degrees with at least one-year exemption in games related programmes. No other IDM courses offer such opportunities. In fact, we have graduates who were directly admitted into the Masters Degree programme with CMU!
We are looking for students with the passion for digital entertainment and media related work. Our entry requirements are students from GCE O levels, ITE graduates and other talented individuals with a good portfolio. Come, join the digital entertainment revolution!
Overseas Academic Accreditations
The Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology(Games) at SIDM, Nanyang Polytechnic has been awarded PlayStation®First status in 2012, an Academic Partnership Programme run by Sony Computer Entertainment Asia (SCE Asia). PlayStation®First is awarded to select partners providing best practices in PlayStation® production values, and game development skills.