The School of Interactive & Digital Media (SIDM) is the first school in Singapore to offer diploma courses in Animation, Games (both Digital 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

27 Jul 2018

From the Heartlands to the Outback

As part of this year's Passion Arts Festival, 14 SIDM students brought their creative talents to the open area at Toa Payoh Central.

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11 Jul 2018

WorldSkills Singapore 2018: NYP’s Best Performance Yet

We swept to victory with 12 Golds, eight Silvers and seven Bronzes.

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06 Jul 2018

Going Places

Our SIDM students are going places! In June alone, three groups of students went to three different countries - China, Japan and Thailand.

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22 Jun 2018

Game Apps Making Us Proud

Three SIDM games created by our students were selected to represent Singapore in the Continental Asia phase of the competition.

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01 Jun 2018

Combating Drug Abuse with Paranoia

Can Paranoia help to raise anti-drug awareness? In SIDM's case, yes it can.

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11 May 2018

The SIDM Star Wars Episode

It was a pleasant coincidence for SIDM with its graduation falling on the same day as Star Wars Day – May 4

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Events

  • 19 May

    ArtScience in Focus: Leaps of Imagination: Robotics + Animation

    by School of Interactive & Digital Media

    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Art Science in Focus
    LEAPS OF IMAGINATION: ROBOTICS + ANIMATION
    19-29 MAY 2018
    Nanyang...

  • 24 Oct

    IDM Day 2018

    by School of Interactive & Digital Media

    9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    iDM Day is SIDM’s annual outreach event where we invite Secondary 2 3 students who are interested...

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