The Diploma in Game Design (DGD) provides access to the dynamic industry of games design and production. The programme is designed to help you join a new generation of game designers who are entrepreneurial and well equipped with design knowledge and technical skills.
You will learn how to plan and build successful games on a variety of platforms, such as mobile devices, and have the opportunity to publish your games before you graduate.
An important aspect of your learning journey with DGD is the hands-on training. Practical sessions enable you to master 2D and 3D design software and skill sets to create a portfolio of games of different genres. In addition, relevant industry attachment with game companies or organisations with game design divisions allows you to gain real-world experience. You get to hone your game-making talent through Global Game Jam Singapore which is organised annually by DGD.
Games are a multi-billion dollar business rivalling movies and music. Not only is game design one of the fastest growing digital entertainment industries, it is also in pressing need of fresh talent.
The Diploma in Game Design (DGD) gives you access to this dynamic industry, which is driven by the constant need to create more exciting play experiences. This programme is designed to nurture a new generation of game designers who possess both the technical know-how and the artistry demanded by industry.
Through this programme, you will gain insights into concepts and theories, such as character design, storytelling and modelling. You will also master technical skills in 2D and 3D design software to create games that transcend worlds and encourage imagination. You will learn how to plan, strategise and build successful games on a variety of platforms. Beyond the gaming arena, your skills are also in demand by education and training enterprises that seek to facilitate learning in a fun and interactive environment.
RP’s game design graduates are able to pursue a wide variety of jobs in the games profession, making an impact in the industry at every level. The options are both flexible and fun, giving you a choice of roles such as:
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The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.
Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MC).
6 compulsory modules:
B102 Organisational Behaviour
C105 Introduction to Programming
G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
G107 Effective Communication
6 compulsory modules:
T201 Creative Concepts
T202 Art of Story
T214 Sound Design
T601 Arts History (2 MC)T602 Creative Enterprise (2 MC)
12 compulsory modules:
T130 Tools for Game Design
T203 Character Design
T231 Analog Game Theory
T232 Visual Scripting for Designers
T233 Game Studies (2 MC)T234 Level and World DesignT242 Interaction DesignT331 Game Design WorkshopT332 Simulation and ModellingT333 Game Production & ManagementT344 Smart ArchitectureT345 Play Experience Design
4 compulsory modules:
G301 Project / G311 Industry ProjectG913 Portfolio DevelopmentG901 Character and Citizenship EducationT931 Industry Immersion Programme (20 MC)
Obtain a total of 4 modular credits from the prescribed range of modules offered by the Schools and Centre in RP.
Table 1: Minimum Entry Requirements
Table 2: Aggregate Type
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To graduate with a Diploma in Game Design, you must complete a total of 126 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete on average five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.