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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Have you ever thought of how the magic in movies are created?

Higher Nitec in Visual Effects will unravel the magic of creating spectacular visual effects for the exciting media & entertainment industry. You will learn how to create computer graphics elements and combine them with live-action to create a photo-realistic video sequence in a post-production environment in this course. You will also learn 3D Modelling, Rendering, Digital Sculpting, Rotoscoping, Dynamic FX, and Compositing.

What you'll learn

  • Plan production work
  • Develop 3D assets
  • Perform lighting and rendering
  • Create mattes
  • Perform effects simulation
  • Perform rotoscoping
  • Perform video compositing

Entry Requirements

GCE 'O' level grades in English Language, Mathematics/ Principles of Accounts and 1 approved subject:

  • Grade 1-8 in English Language
  • Grade 1-7 in Mathematics (Elementary/Additional) or Principles of Accounts*
  • Grade 1-8 in one other subject
    *To be eligible for selection, you must also have sat for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional).


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


  • 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 Visual Effects graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Visual Effects 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

Companies in the post-production, broadcasting, film, games and media industry employ Higher Nitec in Visual Effects graduates. Some of the job titles held by our graduates in the industry include Junior Computer Graphics (CG) Generalist and Junior Visual Effects Artist.