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3D Animation & Visual Effects




1 Year Fulltime Diploma

This course is for those seeking a careers as 3D Character Animators, Visual Effects or Game Artists in the film and games industry. Students will embark on fundamentals generalised training, before choosing a field of specialisation in either animation, modeling or visual effects. Students will graduate with the WSQ Diploma in Animation awarded by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency.





87.5% Employed

On average 87.5% of our graduates found their careers in the creative industry. Currently more than 40% of our graduates are also living and working in countries such as USA, Canada, Beijing, and parts of Europe. 


We start students off from the fundamentals of art. Areas such as perspective, anatomy, visual communication and composition are covered in the early weeks. This ensures students are ready for more advanced classes later on.


Thanks to our awesome students and lecturers, we were ranked No.1 in Asia for computer graphics (CG Student Awards 2015) and placed 4th globally for “Next-Gen Gaming” (The Rookies 2016).

Fee Subsidies

For eligible Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, you will be entitled to a SGD 19,600 SkillsFuture course fee subsidy under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications scheme.

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Learn from the Grandmasters

Be mentored by industry veterans such as Craig Stevenson & Derrick Song, who have over 35 years of production experience working at some of the biggest studios around the world.

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During this 12-month program, your goal is to learn and make progress every day. From Day 1, you will be regarded as junior artists, delivering milestones according to simulated project briefs.




Learn 3D generalist skills in animation, modeling, lighting, compositing and rendering. Emphasis is on the development of strong fundamentals in both visual skills and software such asd Photoshop, Maya, Nuke, Zbrush etc.




Students will start one of the three specializations: Animation, Modeling or Visual Effects. Go in depth into production techniques based on actual industry workflow and processes used in next-gen games and feature films




Learn advanced 3D techniques, and apply it towards a real-world production pipeline through individual and group projects. Complete final projects and produce a demo reel, your key to getting hired in the industry.



The curriculum delves in-depth to allow students to gain the artistic and technical skills for high-end 3D digital productions. After month 4, students will choose from one of three specialization tracks.

3D Modeling & Digital Sculpting

Focusing on assets creation for feature film and games.

Character Animation

Focusing on executing performance acting with digital characters.

Visual Effects Technical Direction

Focusing on VFX such as digital set destruction, rigging, compositing and look development.

Student Showcase

Learning from Creative Geniuses

Our students are amazing because they are taught by some of the best in the industry.
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Alumni Achievements
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Since 2003, 3dsense has built a strong reputation for providing real-world education in computer graphics. Our graduate placement rate of 88% means that we are consistently producing skilled creative talent for the industry.

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Computer Graphics artists are instrumental in creating the photo-realistic worlds and mind-bending visuals in blockbuster movies and games, from building 3D assets, animating to final compositing and effects. They are also increasingly sought-after in industries including advertising, virtual-reality, simulations and industrial design.

3D GeneralistS
work on various aspects in a production process within a studio. They are usually equipped with skills in areas like VFX, Modeling as well a good grasp of animation. These artists are very sought after in the industry as they are versatile in their skills and are also adaptable to different production aspects.
3D Modelers / GAME ARTISTS
create the visual elements of a game or film, such as characters, scenery, objects, vehicles, surface textures, clothing, props, and even user interface components. They also create concept art and storyboards which help communicate the proposed visual elements during the pre-production phase.
Technical Directors
are problem solvers in a production process. They are usually more technically savvy, but with a keen sense of aesthetics. These artists are very valuable in a production as they will not only solve production issues, but also writing tools such as texture shaders, lighting setup or even scripts to improve production processes.
Character Animators
are artists who have a good sense of rhythm. They create the illusion of life into inanimate objects, making them move believably. Similar to a puppet master, an animator manipulates a 3D model character and breathes life into them. Making these assets, talk, dance run, cry, laugh and joke, animators are one of the most essential parts of the production process.
are VFX artists who work with other artists to assemble a scene or a shot. These artists work with layers upon layers of shot assets, and put them altogether to achieve the final cinematic look. Compositors typically have a strong artistic sense in order to create the look that directors requires.
are artists who have a sensitive eye for motion. These artists work on a frame-by-frame level on film. Their role is to prepare VFX shots so that CG elements can be placed realistically onto each shot, seamlessly.




"...Today, some of their alumni play a pivotal role in Polygon Pictures' studios in Japan and Malaysia. I look forward to the continuous flow of talented graduates to come out from 3dsense, and what's more, I look forward to working with them!"
Shuzo John Shiota
CEO / President
Polygon Pictures Inc . Tokyo


Enrollment Information

Applications are accepted on a ongoing basis. Please apply at least 2 to 6 months before intake start dates.


intake months & Dates

28 July 2017  |  24 November 2017  |  30 March 2018
27 July 2018  |  30 November 2018  |  29 March 2019
Applications are processed on an ongoing basis and will close once the class is full. Each class has a maximum size of 25 students and classes are full as early as 6 months before the class starts. Please apply early!

portfolio & ENTRY TEST

All applicants must submit a portfolio and be interviewed by a relevant faculty lecturer. You will be assessed based on your aptitude and portfolio, before final acceptance into our course.

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course consultants

Our course consultants are professionals in the world of our industry. Make an appointment to visit the school to understand more about our curriculum, what companies and studios are looking for, and above all how to better prepare yourself for the industry. You will definitely make a more informed decision after that.

application STEPS

Make sure you meet the Entry Requirements and understand the Admissions Procedure (link below). Once you are ready, please proceed to submit the online application form. This will initiate the admission process and we will contact you within 3 days to advise you through the rest of the process.

Singaporeans & PRs - Admissions Procedure

International Students - Admissions Procedure