Common Arts, Design and Media Programme (R65)

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What You Will Learn

Have your heart set on a dynamic career in the vibrant creative industries but unsure which field to specialise in? The Common Arts, Design and Media Programme (CAP) is perfect for you!

With CAP, you will embark on a cross-disciplinary Creative Arts curriculum that immerses you in the creative sector. You will acquire expertise that will put you in good stead across various creative careers. You will also gain first-hand experiences of the different creative disciplines to discover your interests and strengths. This will help you make an informed choice on the diploma to specialise in at the end of your first year.

You can choose from the following diplomas:

  • Diploma in Media Production and Design (R19)
  • Diploma in Sonic Arts (R24)
  • Diploma in Arts and Theatre Management (R25)
  • Diploma in Design for Games and Gamification (R35)
  • Diploma in Design for User Experience (R36)

 

The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.

In the second semester, you must choose 2 electives from this list:

  • T191 Technical Theatre
  • T192 Game Design and Gamification
  • T193 Visual Storytelling for Content Creators
  • T194 Design Research for UX
  • T195 Sound Design

From the second year, you will study the modules that belong to a specific STA diploma programme.

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2022 JAE  Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-A -

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

To be eligible for selection, you must also have sat for one subject listed in the 1st group of relevant subjects and another different subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-A Aggregate Type listed in the JAE Information Booklet.

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT16 Video Production
  • NT21 Architectural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Architectural)
  • NT23 Civil & Structural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Civil & Structural)
  • NT24 Electronics/ Electronics Servicing/ Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services)/ Electronics (Computer & Networking)/ Electronics Instrumentation)/ Electronics (Mobile Devices)/ Electronics (Wafer Fabrication)/ Electronics (Wireless LAN)
  • 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)
  • NT30 Maintenance Fitting/ Mechanical Servicing/ Mechanical Technology
  • NT32 Precision Machining/ Precision Engineering (Machining)
  • NT37 Precision Engineering (Injection Mould)/ Precision Engineering (Press Tool)/ Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould)/ Precision Tooling/ Tool & Die – Making
  • 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 (Networking & System Administration) / Infocomm Technology
  • NT41 Multimedia Technology
  • 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
  • NT58 Applied Food Science
  • NT59 Aerospace Avionics
  • NT60 Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
  • NT62 Machine Building Technology/ Machine Technology
  • NT63 Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
  • NT65 Space Design (Architecture)
  • NT66 Space Design (Interior & Exhibition) / Interior & Exhibition Desgn
  • NT67 Aerospace Machining Technology
  • NT68 Laser & Tooling Technology/ Semiconductor Tooling Technology
  • NT69 Community Care & Social Services
  • NT70 Interactive Media Design
  • NT71 Visual Communication
  • NT72 Visual Effects
  • NT74 Mobile Systems & Services / Info-communications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
  • NT75 Rapid Transit Technology
  • NT76 Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics)
  • NT77 Opticianry
  • NT79 Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing)
  • NT80 Social Media & Web Development
  • NT81 Attraction Operations
  • NT82 Fashion Apparel Production & Design
  • NT84 Business Services
  • NT85 Finance Services
  • NT87 Travel & Tourism Services
  • NT95 Logistics Services
  • NT96 Electronics, Computer Networking and Communications
  • NT97 Microelectronics
  • NT98 Digital & Precision Engineering
  • NT99 Web Application
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • IT93 Visual EffectsT91 Robotics & Smart Systems
  • BS81 Early Childhood Education
  • BS82 Banking Services
  • BS83 Hospitality Operations
  • BS84 Business Studies (Event Management)
  • 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
  • BS97 Filmmarking (Cinematography)
  • BS98 Event Management
  • IT84 Interactive Design
  • IT81 Broadcast & Media Technology
  • IT82 Games Art & Design
  • IT88 IT Applications Development
  • BS23 Retail & Online Business
  • BS24 Financial Services
  • IT91 Robotics & Smart Systems
  • IT92 Motion Graphics
  • 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

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.

Further Studies

Upon completion of the Common Arts, Design and Media Programme, you will have a better understanding of all the diploma programmes offered by the School of Technology for the Arts, giving you a clearer picture of which of the five diplomas best fits your interests and passion.

Last updated on 21 Jun 2022

Important Dates

Joint Admissions Exercise
(JAE)

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
(DAE)

Application for Intake AY2022

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

Early Admissions Exercise
(EAE)

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