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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification


Have you ever wondered how your favourite animated characters come to life?

In the Nitec in Digital Animation course, you will learn to perform tasks such as character designs, storyboarding, colour & background art, staging and layout. In Asset Creation, you will perform tasks like 3D modelling, rigging, lighting and texturing digital characters. In 3D Animation, you will perform tasks such as creating body mechanics, secondary actions, character animation and effects animation. You will also learn to perform post-production tasks like colour correcting, compositing and video editing.

What you'll learn

  • Assist the story artist with the research on pre-production in the art department
  • Assist the character designer by generating character design ideas and creating model sheets and poses
  • Produce the costumes, props and accessories for the characters and set design
  • Assist the character designer by producing the colour style or palette for the character models and set design
  • Assist the background artist by preparing the background design by digital painting
  • Assist the story artist by producing the storyboard thumbnails and animatics or story reel
  • Assist the animators to produce animation tests
  • Produce the 3D assets, shaders, textures and elements that are required for a 3D production
  • Assist the lighting & compositing artist to perform 3D lighting
  • Assist the character animator by creating rigs and props

Entry Requirements

Completed GCE 'N' or GCE 'O' Level


  • Applicants for this course must ensure that they are free from colour appreciation deficiency.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview and pass an aptitude test for admission.
  • 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

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

Nitec in Digital Animation graduates with a GPA of 3.5 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.

Nitec in Digital Animation graduates with a GPA of 2.3 and above may also apply for progression to related Higher Nitec courses offered by ITE. For more information on progression, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Nitec in Digital Animation graduates are employed in various fields, including new media studios, film production houses, games and media sectors. Some of the job titles held by graduates include:

  • Computer Graphic (CG) Artist
  • Junior Animator
  • Junior Modeller
  • Junior Concept Artist
  • Junior Character Designer
  • Junior Storyboard Artist