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Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic Launches Immersive Space for Virtual Production

Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies (FMS) has announced an immersive on-campus space, the M:idea Playground, alongside a series of strategic industry partnerships geared towards equipping students with cutting-edge virtual production skills and immersive storytelling skills for projection mapping and technical theatre.

Every year, more than 200 FMS students will benefit from the new M:idea Playground and curriculum offerings. From 2024, all Year 2 students from the Diploma in Media Post-Production (MPP) will undergo virtual production training as part of its core curriculum. Final-year students from the Film, Sound & Video and Mass Communication diplomas will also have the opportunity to work on virtual production projects for their capstone module.

The newly launched M:idea Playground is a dedicated, on-campus experimental space that will elevate hands-on learning through tech-enabled tools to generate innovative storytelling.

As part of NP’s drive to make industry pervasive in curriculum, FMS is collaborating with Singapore-based multi-studio hub, Aux Media Group. Aux Media Group has played a significant role in co-developing and co-assessing the Virtual Production module and capstone projects.

NP will also be partnering with Pixotope, the developer of software for production of mixed reality content. Through this partnership, students will have access to Pixotope software tools and solutions for creating immersive and interactive content.

Another partner, The Star Performing Arts Centre, will provide its expertise as a venue provider to fuel the integration between art and technology through technical theatre.

The launch of the M:idea Playground and new curriculum offerings is held as part of FMS’s one-week M:idea Fest aimed at exposing its more than 600 current students to emerging trends in the media industry.


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