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Course Duration

3 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

For creatives who have the passion to develop their aesthetic sense through designing innovative graphics and crafting out purposeful ideas.

This course will prepare you to perform in key functional areas in graphic design, web development, digital media tools and techniques and multi-media production through 2 specialisations:

1. Graphic Design specialisation equips you with essential skills in visual communication and design principles to create visually appealing and effective designs for various mediums, including print and digital platforms. 

2. Animation & Motion Graphics specialisation equips you with animation principles, storytelling techniques, and how to bring characters and objects to life through movement using various software and tools to create professional-grade animations that showcases their proficiency in animation and motion graphics.

What you'll learn

Graphic Design specialisation

  • Produce graphical assets
  • Produce digital media
  • Perform digital photography
  • Conceptualise interface design
  • Create brand applications

Animation & Motion Graphics specialisation

  • Perform non-linear editing
  • Develop 2-D assets
  • Develop 3D assets
  • Create animation
  • Perform compositing

Entry Requirements

Admission to Year 1 of the 3-year curriculum structure:

Completed GCE 'N' or GCE 'O' Level


  • Applicants for this course must ensure that they are free from colour appreciation deficiency.
  • Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Communication Design graduates with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Communication Design graduates with a GPA of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Career Opportunities

Companies in the fields of advertising, graphic design, photography, multimedia, production and print employ Higher Nitec in Communication Design graduates with specialisation in Graphics Design. Our graduates serve the industry as Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Photographer.

Higher Nitec in Communication Design with specialisation in Animation & Motion Graphics graduates are employed in various creative fields in animation studios, entertainment design studios, video production houses, post-production houses, advertising agencies and games companies. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Junior CG Artist, Junior Designer, Junior Story Artist, 3D Generalist, Junior Asset Creator, Junior 3D Modeller, Junior Texture Artist, Junior 3D Rigger, Junior Lighting Artist, Junior Animator, Junior Games Artist, Character Artist and AR /VR /MR Designer.