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 (Script)


SSG Course Ref No.: CRS-Q-0025474-MF / 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 skills of writing different types of stories and scripts for film and television production.

The 7 units of study are

  1. Write a Narrative Script
  2. Administer and Manage the Use of Licensed Copyright Materials Created
  3. Write a Documentary Script
  4. Manage Communications in a Creative Environment
  5. Write a Sitcom Script
  6. Address Problems Which Impact on Work
  7. Maintain Workplace Safety and Health Policies and Procedures

Career Prospects

Script Writer and Copy Writer


  • 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 (Script) 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.


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Foo Tiang Khuen, Juan Foo Tiang Khuen, Juan
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Lee Chee Keng Lee Chee Keng
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Lim Say Teck, Richard Lim Say Teck, Richard
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Course Date

  • Part-Time Programme (10 months)
    • Next Intake: 7 January 2020 (Schedule)
    • Registration Closing Date: 17 December 2019
  • Full-Time Programme (9 months)
    • Next Intake: -
    • Registration Closing Date: -

Fees (Inclusive of 7% GST)

Full Course Fee: S$20,918.50

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$6,275.55
Course Fee after Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%): S$2,365.55
Course Fee after Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (90%): S$2,365.55
Course Fee after Workfare Training Support Scheme (95%): S$1,388.05

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Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Academic Requirement: Obtain Pass Grade in GCE O-Level subjects including at least B4 for English (or IELTS overall band score 6.5 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.