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.

WSQ Diploma in
Film & Television (Production)


SSG Course Ref No.: CRS-Q-0025095-CI / Funding Validity Period: 21 Nov 2016 - 31 Oct 2019

Developed and delivered by industry practitioners, this WSQ Diploma aims to equip the participants with the fundamental knowledge, skills and competencies to work with production crew and lead a Television or Film production.

The 8 units of study are

  1. Plan the Production Budget, Schedule and Methods of Delivery
  2. Plan and Manage Locations
  3. Coordinates Film or Television Camera Requirements of a Production Shoot
  4. Assist the Director in the Co-ordination of all Production Activity, and Supervise the Cast and Crew
  5. Set Up Lights to Achieve the Desired Technical and Aesthetic Requirements of a Shoot
  6. Devise Camera Angles and Coverage with the Director of Photography / Cameraman and Director to Maximise Dramatic Effect
  7. Manage Audio Equipment for a Recording Session
  8. Manage Post-Production Process to Ensure a Coherent and Integrated Production

Career Prospects

Assistant Director, Camera Assistant, Production Assistant, Sound Assistant, Grip and Gaffer


  • All units will conclude with a compulsory assessment component.
  • Assessments may include role plays, quizzes, assignments, projects, and written examinations.
  • Participants need to achieve at least 75% attendance for each unit before they are allowed to sit for the assessment.


Participants will receive a WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) upon successful completion of each unit and its assessment.

Completion of all the required units will qualify candidates for the WSQ Diploma in Film & Television (Production) under the Creative Industries Workforce Skills Qualification (CI WSQ) framework.

Participants will also receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by Singapore Media Academy for each unit completed.


Foo Piao Xu (Fu Biaoxu) Foo Piao Xu (Fu Biaoxu)
Piao Xu has more than 11 years of experience in television and film after graduating from the National University of Singapore.
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David Suen David Suen (Sng Choon Hui)
David is a working director in the local media scene for over 20 years. Being a freelancer, he has garnered extensive experience in many broadcast genres, helping numerous production houses direct their TV programmes both locally and internationally.
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Loh Lek San, Justin Loh Lek San, Justin
Justin is a professional sound recordist with an extensive portfolio ranging from dramas to feature films, and from studio sound to TV commercials.
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Course Date

  • Part-Time Programme (12 months)
    • Next Intake: 2 January 2020 (Schedule)
    • Registration Closing Date: 12 December 2019
  • Full-Time Programme (10 months)
    • Next Intake: -
    • Registration Closing Date: -

Fees (Inclusive of 7% GST)

Full Course Fee: S$22,684.00

Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents can enjoy up to 95% SkillsFuture Funding. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions.

Course Fee after SkillsFuture Funding (70%): S$6,805.20
Course Fee after Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%): S$2,565.20
Course Fee after Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (90%): S$2,565.20
Course Fee after Workfare Training Support Scheme (95%): S$1,505.20

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Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Academic Requirement: Obtain Pass Grade in GCE N-Level subjects including English (or IELTS overall band score 5 and above 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.