Diploma in Interactive & Digital Media (R31)

What You Will Learn

(This programme will no longer be offered from AY2019 onwards).

Looking for ways to channel your creativity? Combine your creativity with technical skills and enjoy an exciting career path in animation, digital media or game development. 

The Diploma in Interactive & Digital Media (DIDM) will teach you both traditional IT and digital media skills, so you can combine them together or focus your energies on one to develop unique and innovative programmes and applications. 

The course will cover interactive web design and development, computer animation and game development, which you can then put into practice with our state-of-the-art facilities and 2D / 3D animation software. Finally, you can turn theory into reality and establish valuable contacts with our industry attachments at prominent digital media companies.

RP has provided me with a lot of opportunities and exposed me to the digital media industry. As an RP student, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to work with several big organisations during my internship and Final Year Project. This has given me more experience to kick-start my career.

Huang YiYi
Diploma in Interactive & Digital Media, 2016 Graduate

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type 2018 JAE ELR2B2 Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-C 24

Subject

a) English Language/1 - 7
b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)/1 - 6
c) Any two other subjects/1 - 6

Note:

To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-C Aggregate Type in the JAE booklet

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT21 (Architectural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Architectural))
  • NT25 (Electro-Mechanical Servicing / Mechatronics / Mechatronics (Automation Technology) / Mechatronics (Equipment Assembly) / Mechatronics (Medical Technology))
  • NT26 (Electrical Fitting & Installation / Electrical Installation & Servicing / Electrical Technology / Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing))
  • NT27 (Electrical Power & Machines / Electrical Technology (Power & Control) / Electrical Technology (Power & Machines))
  • NT39 (Chemical Process Technology / Chemical Process Technology (Biologics) / Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals) / Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals) / Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation))
  • NT40 (Info-Communications Technology / InfoCommunications Technology (Networking & Systems Administration))
  • NT41 (Multimedia Technology)
  • NT42 (Marine Technology / Marine Mechanics)
  • NT43 (Mechanical-Electrical Drafting)
  • NT44 (Digital Media Design / Digital Media Design (Interactive Media))
  • NT46 (Product Design)
  • NT47 (Communications Technology)
  • NT48 (Precision Engineering (Aerospace))
  • NT49 (Marine Electrical Technology)
  • NT52 (Digital Animation)
  • NT53 (Aerospace Technology)
  • NT54 (Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects))
  • NT56 (Digital Audio & Video Production)
  • NT57 (Security Technology)
  • NT59 (Aerospace Avionics)
  • NT60 (Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound))
  • NT62 (Machine Building Technology / MachineTechnology)
  • NT63 (Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services))
  • NT64 (Medical Manufacturing Technology)
  • NT70 (Interactive Media Design)
  • NT71 (Visual Communication)
  • NT72 (Visual Effects)
  • NT74 (Mobile Systems & Services / Infocommunications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
  • NT75 (Rapid Transit Technology)
  • NT76 (Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics))
  • NT79 (Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing))
  • NT80 (Social Media & Web Development)
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS82 (Banking Services)
  • BS83 (Business Studies (Hospitality Operations))
  • BS85 (Business Studies (Accounting) / Accounting)
  • BS87 (Business Studies (Logistics) / Integrated Logistics Management / Logistics for International Trade)
  • BS88 (Business Studies (E-Commerce) / Business-Information Technology)
  • BS90 (Business Studies (Service Management) / Service Management)
  • IT21 (Electro - Mechanical Engineering)
  • IT22 (Mechatronics Engineering)
  • IT31 (Electrical Engineering)
  • IT41 (Electronics Engineering / Industrial Electronics Engineering)
  • IT51 (Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design / Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design)
  • IT52 (Mechanical Engineering)
  • IT54 (Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design)
  • IT55 (Manufacturing Engineering)
  • IT56 (Information Technology)
  • IT57 (Wireless Technology)
  • T58 (Biotechnology / Biochemical Technology)
  • IT59 (Chemical Technology)
  • IT60 (Marine & Offshore Technology / Marine Offshore Engineering)
  • IT61 (Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security)
  • IT63 (Games Design & Development)
  • IT64 (Business Information Systems)
  • IT66 (Security System Integration)
  • IT67 (Civil & Structural Engineering Design)
  • IT68 (Facility Systems Design)
  • IT69 (Information Systems Quality)
  • IT70 (Mobile Unified Communications)
  • IT71 (Offshore & Marine Engineering Design)
  • IT72 (Process Plant Design)
  • IT73 (Marine Engineering)
  • IT74 (Aerospace Engineering)
  • IT75 (Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business
  • IT76 (E-Business Programming)
  • IT81 (Broadcast & Media Technology)
  • IT82 (Games Art & Design)
  • IT83 (Games Programming & Development)
  • IT84 (Interactive Design)
  • IT85 (Precision Engineering)
  • IT86 (Rapid Transit Engineering)

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium),
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects, AND
  • Must have taken GCE 'A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore

Note:

For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.

Note:

Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Career Opportunities

As a DIDM graduate, you will have a versatile skillset, opening the door to a wide range of careers in the ever-growing interactive and digital media industry. You can look forward to roles such as:
  • Audio-Visual Editor
  • Computer Animator
  • Digital Media Designer
  • Game and Web Application Developer
  • Technology Specialist

Further Studies

RP graduates are well-placed to embark on meaningful careers, immediately after graduation. They could even improve their employability by taking part-time courses or SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programmes (ELPs).

What’s more, every RP diploma is recognised and has a pathway leading to a relevant degree with top local and overseas universities. RP graduates may complete their degrees in just over two or three years in a four-year programme.

Skills Deepening

Upon graduation, DIDM students can choose to deepen their skills and knowledge in a chosen field before embarking on their career. They could either sign up for part-time courses or pursue ELPs. Please visit our lifelong learning page to find out more.

Last updated on 21 May 2019