Diploma in Design for Games & Gamification (R35)

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What You Will Learn

Level up in game design and be the next big thing. 

Launch your career in game design and score with the Diploma in Design for Games & Gamification (DDGG). From rapid prototyping and 2D and 3D asset creation, to immersive media, level design and system and interaction design, your comprehensive training, and practical sessions allow you to attain mastery in the field. Learn how to design and develop serious games and gamification solutions, and become adept at planning and building games on a variety of platforms including mobile devices. You can even showcase your talent at the annual Global Game Jam Singapore organised by DDGG!

Embark on industry attachments with established game companies like Gumi Asia and Ubisoft or use your design skills to make a positive impact on society in stimulating work with agencies like Central Narcotics Bureau. You’re encouraged to live your purpose through designing meaningful solutions for education, marketing, healthcare, hospitality, banking, and the military.

I always seek creative outlets that will allow me to express myself freely and DGD is the perfect place for that. In addition to developing useful skills in game production, I have also learnt transferable life skills such as organisational behaviour. It is especially helpful to have experienced and enthusiastic lecturers who came from the industry to share their experiences with us.

Mohammed Nadeem S/O Syed M S
Diploma in Game Design (now known as Diploma in Design for Games & Gamification) 2018 Graduate

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2022 JAE Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-D 12 to 17


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

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

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT21 Architectural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Architectural)
  • NT40 Info-Communications Technology (Networking & System Administration) / Infocomm Technology
  • NT41 Multimedia Technology
  • NT44 Digital Media Design/ Digital Media Design (Interactive Media)
  • NT46 Product Design
  • NT47 Communications Technology
  • NT52 Digital Animation
  • NT54 Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects)
  • NT56 Digital Audio & Video Production
  • NT65 Space Design (Architecture)
  • NT66 Space Design (Interior & Exhibition) / Interior & Exhibition Desgn
  • NT70 Interactive Media Design
  • NT71 Visual Communication
  • NT72 Visual Effects
  • NT74 Mobile Systems & Services / Info-communications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
  • NT79 Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing)
  • NT80 Social Media & Web Development
  • NT81 Attraction Operations
  • NT59 Aerospace Avionics
  • NT67 Aerospace Machining Technology
  • NT53 Aerospace Technology
  • NT58 Applied Food Science
  • NT84 Business Services
  • NT39 Chemical Process Technology/ Chemical Process Technology (Biologics)/ Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation)
  • NT23 Civil & Structural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Civil & Structural)
  • NT69 Community Care & Social Services
  • 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)
  • NT60 Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
  • NT25 Electro-Mechanical Servicing/ Mechatronics/ Mechatronics (Automation Technology)/ Mechatronics (Equipment Assembly)/ Mechatronics (Medical Technology)
  • NT88 Electronics (Display Technology)
  • NT96 Electronics, Computer Networking and Communications
  • NT24 Electronics/ Electronics Servicing/ Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services)/ Electronics (Computer & Networking)/ Electronics Instrumentation)/ Electronics (Mobile Devices)/ Electronics (Wafer Fabrication)/ Electronics (Wireless LAN)
  • NT63 Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
  • NT73 Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation) / Built Environment (Vertical Transportation)
  • NT82 Fashion Apparel Production & Design
  • NT85 Finance Services
  • NT68 Laser & Tooling Technology/ Semiconductor Tooling Technology
  • NT95 Logistics Services
  • NT62 Machine Building Technology/ Machine Technology
  • NT30 Maintenance Fitting/ Mechanical Servicing/ Mechanical Technology
  • NT49 Marine Electrical Technology
  • NT97 Microelectronics
  • NT77 Opticianry
  • NT48 Precision Engineering (Aerospace)
  • NT37 Precision Engineering (Injection Mould)/ Precision Engineering (Press Tool)/ Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould)/ Precision Tooling/ Tool & Die - Making
  • NT32 Precision Machining/ Precision Engineering (Machining)
  • NT75 Rapid Transit Technology
  • NT57 Security Technology
  • NT76 Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics)
  • NT87 Travel & Tourism Services
  • NT98 Digital & Precision Engineering
  • NT99 Web Applications
  • NT16 Video Production
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS81 Early Childhood Education
  • BS82 Banking Services
  • BS83 Hospitality Operations
  • BS85 Business Studies (Accounting)/Accounting
  • BS86 Business Studies (Administration/ Secretarial)
  • BS87 Business Studies (Logistics)/Integrated Logistics Management/Logistics for International Trade/International Logistics
  • BS88 Business Studies (E-Commerce)/Business-Information Technology
  • BS89 Business Studies (Sport Management)/Sport Management
  • BS90 Business Studies (Service Management)/Service Management
  • BS91 Beauty & SPA Management / Beauty & Wellness Management
  • BS92 Visual Merchandising
  • BS93 Community Sport & Recreation Management
  • BS94 Retail Merchandising
  • BS95 Passenger Services
  • BS96 Performance Production
  • 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
  • IT61 Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security
  • IT63 Games Design & Development
  • IT64 Business Information Systems
  • IT65 Leisure & Travel Operations
  • IT66 Security System Integration
  • IT67 Civil & Structural Engineering Design
  • IT68 Facility Systems Design
  • IT69 Information Systems Quality
  • IT70 Mobile Unified Communications
  • IT72 Process Plant Design
  • IT74 Aerospace Engineering
  • IT75 Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business
  • IT82 Games Art & Design
  • BS97 Filmmarking (Cinematography)
  • IT76 e-Business Programming
  • IT84 Interactive Design
  • IT83 Games Programming & Development
  • IT81 Broadcast & Media Technology
  • IT88 IT Applications Development
  • IT89 IT Systems & Networks
  • IT85 Precision Engineering
  • IT80 Space Design Technology / Architectural Technology
  • IT90 Automotive Engineering
  • IT91 Robotics & Smart Systems
  • IT92 Motion Graphics
  • IT93 Visual Effects

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
  • Please click here to view a list of module exemptions


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


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

DDGG graduates have entered professions not limited to the game industry. With their gamification sensibilities, game design, art and production skillsets, they are hired by organizations in finance, education technology, health, insurance, marketing and esports. Alternatively, you can embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and start your own independent game studio.
Career options include:
  • Digital Artist
  • Digital Learning Experience Designer
  • Game Designer
  • Game Production Assistant
  • Game Quality Assurance Tester
  • Game Studio Founder
  • Gamification Designer
  • Gamification UX/IU Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Product Manager (Gamification)

Further Studies

Graduates can choose to pursue an arts or IT related degree degree programme at top universities.

Degree programmes include: 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Game Design 
  • Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
  • Bachelor of Digital Media
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Games and Entertainment Design)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design

Last updated on 26 May 2022

Important Dates

Joint Admissions Exercise

Application for Intake AY2022 will open in January 2022.

Polytechnic Foundation Programme Admissions Exercise (PFPAE)

Application for Intake AY2022 will open in January 2022.

Direct Admissions Exercise

Application for Intake AY2022

  • Other Qualifications: November 2021 and January 2022
  • O-Levels, ITE and Working Adults: January - March 2022

Early Admissions Exercise

Application Dates for Intake AY2023:

  • O-Level Students: 23 - 29 June 2022
  • ITE Students: 9 - 15 June 2022
  • Working Adults: 6 June - 3 July 2022