Create stories with breath-taking effects and moving images (live-action or animated)!

Introducing an evolutionary new course from the school that defined Digital Media in the Singapore educational landscape, the Diploma in Animation & Visual Effects blends art, story-telling and technology to create exciting and innovative digital content using state-of-the-art facilities.

Evolved from our pioneer Animation course which started in 1996 and our industry-recognised Digital Visual Effects course, where NYP is the only institution in Asia that is recognised by SideFX for teaching students using their state-of-the-art Academy Award-winning 3D animation software, this new course represents a rich tapestry of over 20 years of interactive media development and our unique brand of learner-centric pedagogy.

Join us through this exciting journey of creating 2D and 3D moving images from concept to the final product, with strong foundation modules that will impart you with broader skill sets of animation and visual effects disciplines. Develop your personal strengths in one of our specialisation pillars in 2D Animation, 3D Animation or Visual Effects through our project-focused learning experiences that are designed to test and shape you for the real industry.

Feel free to browse and explore our student works in our current animation and visual effects programmes' showcases. Challenge yourselves to create works better than these through this new Diploma!

This diploma is for you if …

You have a passion for telling engaging stories through animation, digital art and visual effects.

What You'll Study

  • Career Prospects

    Look forward to exciting careers for those specialising in Animation:

    • Character animator (2D/3D)      
    • Creative director 
    • Art director 
    • Visual development artist 
    • Background artist 
    • Layout artist 
    • Storyboard artist
    • Comic artist
    • Illustrator
    • 3D artist (modelling, lighting, texturing, rigging) 
    • 3D generalist
    • Compositor
    • Editor
    • Digital matte painter
    • Animation producer


    Look forward to exciting careers for those specialising in Visual Effects:

    • Visual effects in feature films, TV and digital media
    • Digital compositing and post-production editing
    • Cinematography
    • Dynamics and particle effect imagery
    • Look development
    • Artistry in digital matte painting
    • Lead in scripting/digital-asset creation
    • Digital lighting and rendering
    • Motion capture production
    • Match moving and rotoscoping
    • Film and TV production coordination
  • Further Studies

    NYP’s Diploma in Animation & Visual Effects opens doors for you to further your education at reputable universities here in Singapore or in Australia, the UK and the US.