Diploma in Acting (Chinese) 《演员训练班 (专科文凭)》


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Diploma in Acting (Chinese) is a comprehensive conservatory-style training to become an artiste.



This programme will equip participants with the fundamental knowledge of screen acting. Learn the various skills and techniques of script reading, voice articulation and character building through the guidance of Media Practitioners.



The Diploma in Acting consists of 7 modules of study.

  1. Fundamental of Acting
  2. Voice Techniques
  3. Bringing a Character to Life
  4. Directing a Fight
  5. Dance Basics
  6. Filming on Set
  7. Image Design and Grooming



Module 1: Fundamental of Acting  -- Module 2: Voice Techniques -- Module 3: Bringing a Character to Life

Composite Assessment: Student will be given scripts to perform a scene on set. Assessment based on performance score sheet and rubrics.

Module 4: Directing a Fight

Performance Assessment: Student will perform a scene and be able to use props to do a fight scene. Assessment based on performance score sheet and rubrics.

Module 5: Dance Basics

Performance Assessment: Student must be able to perform the rehearsed choreography as a conclusion to the dance component. Assessment based on performance score sheet and rubrics.

Module 6: Filming on Set

Written Assessment: Determine understanding of the production process and to understand the filming set and performance assessment - demonstrate capability in using the cameras and working with directors and cast.

Module 7: Image Design and Grooming

Performance Assessment: Students will have to pick suitable dress and apply make up for a model.



Students will be awarded the Diploma in Acting (Chinese) study from Singapore Media Academy upon successful completion of all required modules.



(Fundamental in Acting)

Lim Koong Hwee

Courseware developer and lead trainer for this Diploma, Koong Hwee joined Mediacorp in 1990 and has worked his way up the ranks to producer. He has directed numerous Chinese Drama productions. He received numerous praises from his peers as well as artists who have worked with him before.

Koong Hwee will teach the basic of TV acting to the participants as well as provide participants with a overview of TV/Film production flow.


(Voice Techniques)

Liow Shi Suan

Shi Suen worked in the media industry and Mediacorp for over 30 years with experience spanning from a voice-recording director, variety programmes producer, emcee, dubbing artiste etc. Her passion in acting is also shown through her involvement in stage acting where she took on numerous roles.

As a linguistic training expert, Shi Suen has trained many professionals such as doctors, lawyers and local as well as overseas actors/actresses.


(Bringing a Character to Life)

Sim Wei Choon (Nick Shen Weijun)

Nick, winner of Honouree Award for JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (2014), is a Singapore media personality who contributes immensely to the arts and culture scene. He is an accomplished artiste & radio DJ, a highly proficient multilingual host, and  an experienced Chinese opera performer.

Nick began his career in showbiz after winning the Singapore Star Search competition and has since garnered invaluable experiences as a media personality. In 2011, Nick founded Tok Tok Chiang as a platform to promote Chinese opera. Nick’s determination in perfecting this art form drives him to advance his skills and in 2012, he mastered the unique Chinese art of Sichuan Mask Changing.

Nick actively participates in many charity events and contributes to various charitable causes. His positive image and his unique ability to relate and connect with people has made Nick a renowned emcee for various events as well as the chosen ambassador for various brands and campaigns.


(Image Design and Grooming)

Jeffrey Linus Lee Jian Ping

Chief Make-up and Hair Artist of Jeffrey Linus Lee (JLL) Make-up Team, an executive committee of HACOS, Hair and Cosmatology Association of Singapore. Jeffrey has more than 15 years of experience in the industry and had 3 entries in the Top 10 Finalist in 2011 L’Oreal Elnett, Style Cheryl Cole Hair Competition in UK. Appointed for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Step Out, and constantly involves in overseas projects, did shoots with Christopher Doyle, a Cinematographer of Wong Ka Wei’s Films, pushes him beyond his limits of attaining much higher skills, the latest trends forecast and technology.


(Directing a Fight)

Kung Cheung Tak (Douglas)

Douglas is the Martial Art Director for almost all the drama productions in Mediacorp. He has many years of experience as a Stuntman and rose through the rank as Martial Art Director.

He will teach participants the basic techniques of stage combat, executing punches safely and most interestingly, give the participants an opportunity to experience “flying” using cables.


(Dance Basics)

Chng Chin Ying, Jocelyn

Jocelyn studied theatre and performance research in Singapore and Europe, graduating from the Masters in International Performance Research Programme at the University of Tampere, Finland, and University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Her extensive music and dance training includes classical piano and voice (musical theatre), as well as a wide range of dance forms including ballet, jazz, belly dance, and waltz. She currently maintains regular classical ballet training at the Advanced levels in the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) vocational syllabus. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts, teaching in the BA(Hons) and Diploma programmes in the School of Dance. She has also pursued her interest in theatre production work by stage managing for her university productions and with professional companies like the Singapore Dance Theatre and TheatreWorks. A founding member and current Vice-President of the Song and Dance (SoDa) Players - a registered musical theatre society in Singapore - Jocelyn regularly choreographs and teaches for the society’s training modules, as well as mentors junior members in theatrical production work.

Jocelyn also writes voluntarily for the Flying Inkpot Theatre and Dance Reviews.


(Filming on Set)

David Suen (Sng Choon Hui)

David is a working director in the local media scene for over 20 years. Being a freelancer, he has garnered extensive experience in many broadcast genres, helping numerous production houses direct their TV programmes both locally and internationally. With over 50 dramas and documentaries, 15 commercials, 66 corporate & event videos and counting.

He is also an MOE certified ACTA trainer as well as an adjunct lecturer. Having taught in over 50 secondary and tertiary education schools.



Part-Time Programme

Module Dates*
Fundamental of Acting

10, 15, 17, 19, 24, 29, 31 Jan'19

2 Feb'19

Voice Techniques

12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 Feb'19

5, 7, 12, 14 Mar'19

Bringing a Character to Life

21, 26, 28 Mar'19

2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18 Apr'19

11 May'19

Assessment: Fundamental of Acting, Voice Techniques & Bringing a Character to Life

11 May'19
Image Design and Grooming

25, 30 Apr'19

2, 7, 9, 11, 16, 21, 23, 28 May'19

Directing a Fight

11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 Jun'19

2, 4, 9, 11/12 Jul

Dance Basics

23, 25, 30 Jul'19

1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 Aug'19

Assessment: Dance Basics 22 Aug'19
Filming on Set

3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 Sep'19

1, 3 Oct'19

Final Project: Directing a Fight, Filming on Set & Imaging Design and Grooming

12 Oct'19

Course Roundup & Casting Session

Oct'19 (To be Confirmed)

*Subject to change. Actual Assessment Dates are to be confirmed during class.

Registration Closing Date: 20 December 2018

Full-Time Programme

Module Dates*
Fundamental of Acting


Voice Techniques


Bringing a Character to Life


Assessment: Fundamental of Acting, Voice Techniques & Bringing a Character to Life

Directing a Fight


Dance Basics


Assessment: Dance Basics -
Image Design and Grooming


Filming on Set


Final Project: Directing a Fight, Filming on Set & Imaging Design and Grooming


Course Roundup & Casting Session


*Subject to change. Actual Assessment Dates are to be confirmed during class.

Registration Closing Date: -



Part-Time Programme Full-Time Programme

7:00pm to 10:00pm (Weekdays)

10:00am to 5:00pm (Saturdays)




Part-Time Programme Full-Time Programme
9 Months 6 Months


FEES (Inclusive of 7% GST)


Part-Time Programme

Full-Time Programme

Full Course Fee S$9,800.00 S$19,600.00
7% GST S$686.00 S$1,372.00
Nett Fee Payable S$10,486.00 S$20,972.00

 Miscellaneous Fees (inclusive of 7% GST)


Local Students

International Students

Part-Time Programme

Full-Time Programme

Application Fee S$53.50 S$214.00 S$214.00
Administrative Fees^ - S$963.00 S$963.00
Course Materials Fee - S$267.50 S$267.50
Student Development Fee - S$428.00 S$428.00
Total Miscellaneous Fee S$53.50 S$1,872.50 S$1,872.50

^Administrative Fees include Annual Medical Insurance Premium, Annual NLB Membership Fee, ICA Student Pass Application Fee, Lab Fee and SMA Student Access Card.



  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Academic Requirement: Obtain Pass Grade in GCE N-Level subjects including at least B4 for Chinese Language (or HSK Level 6 or equivalent) and 2 other subjects or equivalent
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements may still apply and will be considered based on:
    • At least 1 year working experience in any industry; and/or
    • Oral Interview or Evaluation Test by Singapore Media Academy to determine suitability for the course
  • Applicants may be called for interview at the discretion of Singapore Media Academy.



  • Terms & Conditions
  • Application Procedure (For Local Students)
  • Application Procedure (For International Students)
  • Grievance Policy
  • Course Withdrawal Policy and Procedure
  • Course Transfer Policy and Procedure
  • Course Deferment Policy
  • Refund Policy and Procedure
  • Private Education Act (PEI-Student Contract, Cooling-Off Period, Fee Protection Scheme, Medical Insurance)
  • List of Miscellaneous Fees

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All Information contained in this page is correct at time of publish (November 2018) and may be subjected to change. 

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