WSQ Diploma in Film & Television (Production)

SSG Course Ref No.: CRS-Q-0025095-CI / Funding Validity Period: 21 Nov 2016 - 31 Oct 2019

     

This WSQ Diploma aims to equip the participants with the fundamental knowledge, skills and competencies to work with production crew and lead a TV or film production.

 

Introduction

In line with the government’s ongoing efforts to raise the skills sets of the media professionals in the creative industries, this WSQ Diploma in Film & Television (Production) prepares new entrants to be equipped with the necessary skills to enter the industry or for existing media professionals to deepen their expertise and gain recognition of their skills set through this qualification programme

Developed and delivered by industry practitioners, this WSQ Diploma aims to equip the participants with the fundamental knowledge, skills and competencies to work with production crew and lead a Television or Film production.

WSQ Diploma in Film & Television (Production) is aligned to the Creative Industries WSQ framework as part of its efforts to address the manpower challenges and tackle the evolving skills and manpower demands of the Creative Industries.

 

Career Prospects

Assistant Director, Camera Assistant, Production Assistant, Sound Assistant, Grip and Gaffer

 

Outline

The WSQ Diploma in Film & Television (Production) consists of 8 units of study.

  1. Plan the Production Budget, Schedule and Methods of Delivery
  2. Plan and Manage Locations
  3. Coordinates Film or Television Camera Requirements on a Production Shoot
  4. Assist the Director in the Co-ordination of all Production Activity, and Supervise the Cast and Crew
  5. Set Up Lights to Achieve the Desired Technical and Aesthetic Requirements of a Shoot
  6. Devise Camera Angles and Coverage with the Director of Photography / Cameraman and Director to Maximise Dramatic Effect
  7. Manage Audio Equipment for a Recording Session
  8. Manage Post-Production Process to Ensure a Coherent and Integrated Production

 

Mode of Training

Theory & Practical

 

Assessment

  • All units will conclude with a compulsory assessment.
  • Assessments may include role plays, quizzes, assignments, projects, and written examinations.
  • Participants need to achieve at least 75% attendance for each unit before they are allowed to sit for the assessment.

 

Certificate

Participants will receive a WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) upon successful completion of each unit and its assessment.

Completion of all the required units will qualify candidates for the WSQ Diploma in Film & Television (Production) under the Creative Industries Workforce Skills Qualification (CI WSQ) framework.

Participants will also receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by Singapore Media Academy for each unit completed.

 

Trainer Profiles

(Plan the Production Budget, Schedule and Methods of Delivery -- Plan and Manage Locations -- Assist the Director in the Co-ordination of All Production Activity, and Supervise the Cast and Crew)

Foo Piao Xu (Fu Biaoxu)

Piao Xu has more than 11 years of experience in television and film after graduating from the National University of Singapore. She has enjoyed considerable success working across the whole spectrum of television production from conceptualising of new ideas to content creation and distribution. She has worked with numerous directors, writers, producers, above-the-line and below-the-line production resource staff , as well clients in the media industry.

Piao Xu has been producing, co-developing new concepts, writing and executive producing television series and tele-movies in different genres. She is the Executive Producer (in charge of production) of FIGHTING SPIDERS, the English drama that won the Special Award for Best Mini Series at the Seoul Drama International Drama Awards 2009. She is also the producer of 80s Rewind, the situational comedy that won the Silver World Medal (situational comedy) in the New York Festivals International TV Programming and Promotion Awards 2009.

 

(Devise Camera Angles and Coverage with the Director of Photography / Cameraman and Director to Maximise Dramatic Effect -- Manage Post-Production Process to Ensure a Coherent and Integrated Production)

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.

 

(Devise Camera Angles and Coverage with the Director of Photography / Cameraman and Director to Maximise Dramatic Effect -- Manage Post-Production Process to Ensure a Coherent and Integrated Production)

Tan Siew Hwee (Catherine)

Catherine is a freelance Digital Media Trainer cum Video Consultant, as well as a Video Producer and Video Director. She has more than 20 years of industry experience in the areas of broadcast transmission, directing, producing, editing and training. Recently, she was appointed as a member of the Film Consultative Committee by Mr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information.

Catherine is currently a part-time lecturer with Nanyang Academy of Fine Acts lecturing Diploma Screen Media students. For the past two years, she was engaged by Pathlight School as a video consultant, Video Producer and Trainer to train 14 teaching assistants, who have no prior knowledge of film-making, in video producing and editing skills to cater for their teaching and student employability needs.

Catherine brings more than 18 years of experience as a Video Producer, Video Director and Editor, having worked at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, where she has produced numerous corporate and educational videos, including more than 18 teaching videos for the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at NTU. She has also been invited by NTU to provide Digital Media training workshops to the academics and public  for the development of effective learning and teaching practices for quality education.

Some of Catherine’s public projects include working with the School of Film & Media Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic as a Production Manager to produce a National Day Rally video, ‘Tau Gay Never Enough’; working as an Editor for the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2006, for the editing of ‘Samoa Island’; as well as working on a tribute video for NP Distinguished Friend Award, Professor Leo Tan.

Catherine’s strength in teaching lies in her ability to transfer her knowledge, skills and attitudes to students to meet the media industry requirements. 

 

(Coordinates Film or Television Camera Requirement on a Production Shoot -- Set Up Lights to Achieve the Desired Technical and Aesthetic Requirements of a Shoot -- Manage Audio Equipment for a Recording Session -- Manage Post-Production Process to Ensure a Coherent and Integrated Production)

Loh Lek San Justin (Luo Lishan Justin)

Justin is a professional sound recordist with an extensive portfolio ranging from dramas to feature films, and from studio sound to TV commercials.

He first joined Interfilm Production as an audio engineer in 1996 following his graduation from School of Audio Engineer in the same year. His outstanding performance opened up an opportunity to be trained as a studio cameraman. In 1998, he started his first drama under the guidance of a Hong Kong Director and had worked on numerous drama serials with Mediacorp. Since then he has worked with HBO, Discovery Channel, Fox Networks just to name a few.

His recent projects includes “Apprentice” and “A Yellow Bird”, both of which have entered Cannes 2017 international Film Festival with standing ovations.

He also owns a state of the art new audio recording eng mixer ‘Zaxcom nomad 12’. It is a 12 audio tracks recorder with time code generator and the revolutionary zaxnet interface.

Justin's desire to impart his knowledge and skills to the younger generation had led him to be an ACTA certified trainer and was a part-time lecturer in LASALLE College of the Arts, Puttnam School of Film.

 

Course Schedule

PART-TIME PROGRAMME (12 months)

Next Intake: 1 July 2019

Registration Closing Date: 10 June 2019

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FULL-TIME PROGAMME (10 months)

Next Intake: 3 September 2019

Registration Closing Date: 13 August 2019

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Time

PART-TIME PROGRAMME

Weekdays: 7pm to 10pm

Saturdays: 9am to 6pm

FULL-TIME PROGRAMME

Weekdays: 9am to 6pm

 

 

Fees (Inclusive of 7% GST)

 

Local Students (Singapore Citizens and/or Permanent Residents)

International Students

SSG Funding* (70%)

MCES or ETS Funding* (90%)

WTS Funding* (95%)

Full Course Fee S$21,200.00 S$21,200.00 S$21,200.00 S$21,200.00
SSG Funding (S$14,840.00) (S$14,840.00) (S$14,840.00) NA
Nett Course Fee S$6,360.00 S$6,360.00 S$6,360.00 S$21,200.00
7% GST S$445.20 S$445.20 S$445.20 S$1,484.00
Total Fee Payable S$6,805.20 S$6,805.20 S$6,805.20 S$22,684.00
Additional Funding (S$0.00) (S$4,240.00) (S$5,300.00) NA
Nett Fee Payable S$6,805.20 S$2,565.20 S$1,505.20 S$22,684.00

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

*SkillsFuture Funding (SSG Funding), Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES Funding), Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETS Funding), Workfare Training Support Scheme (WTS Funding) - Fundings from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) are applicable to Singapore Citizens and/or Permanent Residents only. Terms and conditions apply. For more information on funding available, click here

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

 

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Academic Requirement: Obtain Pass Grade in GCE N-Level subjects including English (or IELTS overall band score 5 and above 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.

 

Other Information

  • Funding Information
  • 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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How to Apply

+65 6435 6000       marketing@MediaAcademy.sg

 

 


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