Singapore Media Academy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mediacorp, the national broadcaster of Singapore, offering training, education and consultancy services to address the needs of the local and regional media industries.

This programme will equip participants with the fundamental knowledge of screen acting. Learn the various skills and techniques of script reading, voice articulation and character building through the guidance of Media Practitioners.

The 7 units of study are

  1. Fundamental of Acting
  2. Voice Techniques
  3. Bringing a Character to Life
  4. Directing a Fight
  5. Dance Basics
  6. Filming on Set
  7. Image Design and Grooming


Module 1 to Module 3

  • Composite Assessment: Student will be given scripts to perform a scene on set. Assessment based on performance score sheet and rubrics.

Module 4

  • Performance Assessment: Student will perform a scene and be able to use props to do a fight scene. Assessment based on performance score sheet and rubrics.

Module 5

  • Performance Assessment: Student must be able to perform the rehearsed choreography as a conclusion to the dance component. Assessment based on performance score sheet and rubrics.

Module 6

  • Written Assessment: Determine understanding of the production process and to understand the filming set and performance assessment - demonstrate capability in using the cameras and working with directors and cast.

Module 7

  • Performance Assessment: Students will have to pick suitable dress and apply make up for a model.


Students will be awarded the Diploma in Acting (Chinese) from Singapore Media Academy upon successful completion of all required modules.


Lim Koong Hwee Lim Koong Hwee
Courseware developer and lead trainer for this Diploma, Koong Hwee joined Mediacorp in 1990 and has worked his way up the ranks to producer.
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Liow Shi Suen Liow Shi Suen
Shi Suen worked in the media industry and Mediacorp for over 30 years with experience spanning from a voice-recording director, variety programmes producer, emcee, dubbing artiste etc.
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Sim Wei Choon (Nick Shen Weijun) Sim Wei Choon (Nick Shen Weijun)
Winner of JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World 2014 for Cultural Achievement, Nick is a media personality who contributes immensely to the arts and culture scene in Singapore.
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Zhang Yi (Cheryl) Zhang Yi (Cheryl)
Cheryl is a celebrity makeup artist with 15 years of experience and currently heads Mediacorp Studios’ Makeup Unit.
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Jeffrey Linus Lee Jian Ping Jeffrey Linus Lee Jian
Jeffrey is a Founder and Chief Make-up & Hair Artist of Jeffrey Linus Lee (JLL) Make-up Team, an executive committee of Hair and Cosmetology Association of Singapore (HACOS).
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Kung Cheung Tak (Douglas) Kung Cheung Tak (Douglas)
Douglas is the Martial Art Director for almost all the drama productions in Mediacorp. He has many years of experience as a Stuntman and rose through the rank as Martial Art Director.
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Chng Chin Ying, Jocelyn Chng Chin Ying, Jocelyn
Jocelyn is a freelance educator and practitioner in dance and theatre. She holds a double Masters in Theatre Studies/Research, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dance Teaching).
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David Suen (Sng Choon Hui) David Suen (Sng Choon Hui)
David is a working director in the local media scene for over 20 years. He has garnered extensive experience in many broadcast genres, helping numerous production houses direct their TV programmes.
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Course Date

  • Part-Time Programme (9 months)
    • Next Intake: 2 January 2020 (Schedule)
    • Registration Closing Date: 12 December 2019
  • Full-Time Programme (6 months)
    • Next Intake: -
    • Registration Closing Date: -

Fees (Inclusive of 7% GST)

Full Course Fee (Part-time): S$10,486.00
Full Course Fee (Full-time): S$20,972.00

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Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Academic Requirement: Obtain Pass Grade in GCE N-Level subjects including at least B4 for Chinese Language (or HSK Level 6 or equivalent) and 2 other subjects or equivalent
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements may still apply and will be considered based on:
    • At least 1 year working experience in any industry; and/or
    • Oral interview or evaluation test by Singapore Media Academy to determine suitability for the course determine suitability for the course
  • Applicants may be called for interview at the discretion of Singapore Media Academy.