Singapore University of Social Sciences

Visual Effects Design

Visual Effects Design (MTD359)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Digital Media

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science and Technology


This course deals with visual design, and how the use of geometry, colour, contrast, brightness and other visual attributes influences the mood of the viewer and affects the communicated message accordingly. The course will train students to understand the functions of visual effects in design; to learn the techniques and methodologies for solving information communication problems; to develop visualisation skills, concepts and techniques; and to understand the relevant concepts in the psychology of perception, cognition and their relation to visual design and layout.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Introduction to Visual Effects
  • Design Process
  • Fundamental design elements and principles of design
  • Gestalt and rhythm
  • Focal point and visual hierarchy
  • Composition and proportions
  • Geometry and perception of beauty
  • Golden ratio
  • Construction of the golden section
  • Color theory
  • Basics and colour unity
  • Colour combinations, contrast and design

Learning Outcome

  • Employ design elements and principles of design
  • Apply the design process in small projects
  • Analyze the theory of color to visual effects design
  • Compare the different proportions and ratios taught for use in designs
  • Create compositions with intended proportions
  • Criticize aspects of geometry to the perception of beauty
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