Local Internship Programmes


Gaining industry experience is an essential experience to prepare polytechnic students for industry. The School of Interactive & Digital Media (SIDM)  strongly believes in providing transferrable skills and preparing our graduates for the work and life in the Interactive Digital Media industry.

Since its introduction in 1998, the Internship Programme (ITP) has been an impactful experience within our students' learning journey providing them a platform to apply their knowledge and skills.  This is made possible by the strong and continuous support from our industry partners.

The ITP is conducted over four periods each year and are scheduled consecutively so that companies can get access to the expertise of our students throughout the year.  The programme takes place in their final year of studies and allows our students to transfer their skills and knowledge from the classroom to the industry and facilitate the transition to working life upon graduation.

SIDM works closely with various partner companies (local and overseas) to map students to suitable companies and openings based on their unique skill sets and interests.

 

Dates for internship in 2020:

Period Attachment Period Closing Dates for Submission

1

9 Mar 2020 – 29 May 2020

6 Dec 2019

2

1 Jun 2020 – 21 Aug 2020

28 Feb 2020

No internship for one week from 24 August – 30 August 2020

3

31 Aug 2020 – 20 Nov 2020

5 Jun 2020

4

23 Nov 2020 – 12 Feb 2021

28 Aug 2020

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 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 students to the expectations, demands and rigours of a real work environment as well as the opportunity to pick up new skills. The ITP prepares our students for ready absorption into the workforce in the Interactive and Digital Media Industries. For those students who intern overseas, they get the benefit of added exposure to different cultures, work practices, 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:
User interface design, user experience design, web design, web development, creative coding and interactive digital installations.

Animation:
Concept design, character design, environmental design, visual development, digital illustration, digital imaging, storyboarding, 2D animation, 3D animation, 3D modelling, lighting, texturing, rendering and compositing.

Motion Graphics and Broadcast Design:
Station identities and channel packaging, broadcast design and branding, motion graphics and visual effects, compositing, promo creations, digital screen display, kinetic typography, social media content, advertising, infographics and projection mapping.

Digital Game Art & Design:
Game character and environment design, 2D digital game art and animation, 3D game modelling and animation, game design, game level design, gamification and QA playtest.

Games Programming:
C++ programming, java programming, game design, game production and project management, production pipeline scripting, mobile game programming, mixed reality application development and technical direction techniques for games.

Digital Visual Effects:
Effects simulation & animation, technical direction, 3D matching, look development, pre-visualization, realistic lighting & rendering, compositing, production and 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.