SINGAPORE - Private educational institutions are making learning a more enjoyable and realistic experience by turning their premises into realistic training facilities.
At SIM Global Education (SIM GE), students in the full-time Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) programme, awarded by RMIT University, Australia, study in two design studios which replicate design workspaces with Mac computers and discussion areas.
SIM GE recognises that designers rarely work alone and are required to interact with groups of people and with various creative backgrounds–people who have different methods of identifying and addressing the design problem.
So these facilities help students develop skills in reaching a consensus among participants with a range of interests in the design outcomes.
Students who are pursuing the full-time Bachelor of Computer Science (Multimedia and Game Development) programme awarded by University of Wollongong, Australia, at SIM GE can also hone their craft in an on-campus game studio facility.
The facility is for developing or writing gamerelated applications, and students can also test out programmes using game consoles.
These facilities are in line with making sure that graduates of the programme make a real impact on the media creation environment.
Within the prescribed subjects students will study the principles of creative design in video, audio, web and 3D virtual worlds, and exposure to professional production packages is also a key feature of the programme. This ensures that the graduates become effective multimedia practitioners at a professional level, bridging the gap between programmer and creator.