Specialist Diploma in Creative Technologist

Offered by School of Design & Environment

Post-Diploma / 12 months / TGS-2024045060

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

This Specialist Diploma prepares learners for a career in creative technology. In the course, learners will exposed to design thinking, coding fundamentals, rapid prototyping and more. This 12-month programme consists of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC).

*This programme is also available as a WSP – click here for details

Learning Outcomes

A. Define the role of a creative technologist and its significance in contemporary creative industries, recognizing how tit bridges the gap between creativity and technology innovation.

B. Develop advanced skills using industry standard creative software and tool, including 3D modeling, interactive media platforms and Generative AI for design.

C. Explore cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, and learn how to integrate them into creative projects.

D. Master principles of user experience and user interfaces design to create engaging and intuitive digital experiences or touchpoints that meet user needs and expectations.

E. Gain proficiency in coding languages and frameworks relevant to creative technologist, enabling the development of interactive touchpoints, multimedia installations and digital art.

F. Cultivate critical thinking skills to analyse creative and technical challenges, finding innovative solutions that combine creativity and technology efficiently.

G. Learn project management methodologies and tools to successfully plan, execute, and deliver creative technology projects on time and within budget.

H. Enhance teamwork and communication skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, including artists, designs, developers and clients.

I. Create a comprehensive portfolio showcasing a diverse range of projects that demonstrate your creative technologist skills, and be ready to use it in job applications and freelance works.


Next Intake Date: 16 Oct 2024 – 23 Aug 2025
Application Period: Jul 2024
Duration: Thrice a week
Time: 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm (Weekday) 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (weekend)
Delivery Mode: Online Lessons & Face-to-face & Home-based Learning (Async & Sync)
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic/Online

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.



Lesson Plan

Post-Diploma Certificate in Creative Technologist Fundamentals (Semester 1)
Mastering Design Thinking
The Mastering Design Thinking module is a comprehensive and immersive course that empowers students to excel in design thinking. Going beyond the basics, this module explores the depths of creativity and equips students with essential skills to become proficient problem solvers and innovative thinkers. Students will learn to empathise with users, redefine problems, and generate groundbreaking solutions through a human-centred approach. With a focus on pushing the boundaries of creativity and advancing design thinking frameworks, this module prepares students to tackle diverse real-world challenges and make a meaningful impact.
Coding Fundamentals
This module introduces the fundamentals of programming and how to develop programs using appropriate problem-solving techniques in a modular style. In this practice-oriented module, students are taught how to apply problem-solving skills using a top-down structured programming methodology and given ample practice in translating solutions into computer programs, and then testing and debugging the programs. Topics include data types, variables, expressions, statements, selection structures, loops, simple computation and algorithms, and the use of libraries. Students will also practise using pseudocodes, best practices of programming, debugging techniques with the help of tools, development of test cases, and suitable program documentation. In addition, they will study various areas where application software plays a prominent part in helping organisations solve problems. Students will be given ample opportunity for independent and self-directed learning.
Interaction Design
This is a comprehensive module that introduces students to the world of interactive design using the powerful p5.js framework. Students will also be introduced to the use of Generative AI for Design. Through hands-on projects and practical exercises, students will learn the principles and techniques of interactive design, including user-centred design, usability testing, and interaction design patterns. They will gain proficiency in using p5.js to create interactive projects, animations, and visualisations while also exploring responsive design and accessibility.
Post-Diploma Certificate in Creative Technologist (Semester 2)
Exploring Electronics
The Exploring Electronics module is a comprehensive course that introduces students to electronics, Arduino programming, and prototyping interactive projects. It covers fundamentals like components, circuits, and electrical principles, while emphasising hands-on learning through practical projects and building creativity and problem solving skills in electronics
Rapid Prototyping (DS Briefing)
The Introduction to 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping module is a hands-on course that explores the fundamentals of 3D printing, including technologies, materials, and software. Students gain practical experience in designing and fabricating prototypes while understanding the value of rapid prototyping in the product development cycle. Real-world applications and case studies broaden their understanding of the technology's impact. By the end of the module, students will have the skills to innovate using 3D printing.
Design Studio (OJT / Integrated Project)
This module is the culmination of the Creative Technologist program, providing students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge, skills, and creativity to ideate, design, and build an interactive project of their own. This module aims to foster innovation, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities as students embark on a comprehensive project that integrates various technologies, artistic elements, and user experiences. Through hands-on exploration, experimentation, and collaboration, students will bring their ideas to life, creating interactive projects that showcase their mastery of creative technology.


1 Specialist Diploma in Creative Technologist
1 Certificate
6 Modules

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

Applicants should have a relevant local polytechnic diploma (Refer to list below) or a Bachelor’s Or Equivalent

Nanyang Polytechnic
Diploma in Experiential Product & Interior Design
Diploma in Architecture (Professional Competency Model)

Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Diploma in Design
Diploma in Media Post-Production

Republic Polytechnic
Diploma in Digital Design and Development
Diploma in Engineering Design with Business
Diploma in Media Production and Design
Diploma in Design for User Experience

Singapore Polytechnic
Diploma in Architecture
Diploma in Interior Design
Diploma in Media, Arts and Design

Temasek Polytechnic
Diploma in Interior Architecture and Design
Diploma in Product Experience & Design

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least five years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness.
Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. 

Course Fees

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding. This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants and must be applied via the SkillsFuture Portal. More details on the SkillsFuture Credit Claims will be advised upon admission into the course.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs) are bite-sized part-time courses for individuals to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills, without the need to pursue a full diploma.

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024. Please refer to our STEP portal for the updated fees. (Click on STEP)


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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full Course fee$9574.56
PR Sponsored by SME$996.98
Singapore Citizen Sponsored by SME$996.98
Singapore Citizen Aged 40 & Above$996.98
Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$1436.18
Singapore PR$3829.82
Long-Term Visit Pass Plus$9574.56