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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Higher Nitec
Bring your imagination to life.

Have you ever been enticed by the charismatic art and design of the digital avatars, in-game items, vehicles or virtual worlds of the games you play, and then wanting to create such content of your own?

From ideation, conceptualisation to production, see your creations come to life in a world of digital interactive entertainment. Tap into your imagination and creativity as you learn to create and animate 2D and 3D art assets that can be used in digital games and other real-time applications. This course also provides you with a basic foundation in game design principles and game level design for building multi-platform interactive experiences.

What you'll learn

  • Create concept art
  • Create art assets
  • Animate art assets
  • Design game levels
  • Create game marketing materials

Entry Requirements

GCE 'O' level grades in English Language, Mathematics and 1 approved subject:

  • Grade 1-8 in English Language
  • Grade 1-7 in Mathematics (Elementary or Additional)
  • Grade 1-8 in an approved subject: [Biology / Biotechnology / Chemistry / Combined Science / Computing / Computer Studies / Design & Technology / Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics / Human & Social Biology / Integrated Science / Physics / Engineering Science / Science (Chemistry, Biology) / Science (Physics, Biology) / Science (Physics, Chemistry) / Physical Science / Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry)]


GCE ‘N(A)’ level passes in English Language, Mathematics and 3 other subjects:

  • Grade 1-4 in English Language
  • Grade 1-4 in Mathematics
  • Grade 1-5 in 3 other subjects; and
  • A total of 19 points or less for English, Mathematics and three other subjects (ELMAB3)*

* Eligible, graduating GCE N(A) students enrolled during the January intake under the Direct Entry Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP) will undergo 10 weeks of preparatory programme, followed by 2 years of Higher Nitec training.


Nitec GPA:
For more details on minimum entry requirements for Nitec graduates, please click here.

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 Games Art & Design graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Games Art & Design graduates with a Grade Point Average (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

Your career options after graduation include Concept Artist, 3D Modeller/Designer, 3D Visualisation Artist, 3D Animator, and Game Level Designer.