This course is personally taught and mentored by David Kwok, Founder & CEO of Tiny Island Productions and CG Protege Animation School. Founded in 2002, Tiny Island Productions is an independent animation and production/consultancy company that provides a one-stop solution for CGI production. Their Intellectual Property, Dream Defenders, has been sold to more than 80 countries around the world. Tiny Island Productions also worked on various projects such as; Shelldon, G-Fighter, Ben 10 Destroy all Aliens, Talking Tom, Boonie Bears and many more, and constantly explores new technologies such as Augmented and Virtual Reality to entertain today’s evolving audiences. David also writes the “Entrepreneurship in Animation” blog.

David started this program with the aim to share insights of CGI and also hope to guide individual to build their own start up company. Through these years, he has received very good feedback from the students. People who has taken the courses include not only Fresh Graduates or those who are working in the industry but also founders of start-up and media companies.

This course is open for people who has the heart and passion in the industry and willing to learn more and step forwards to build their own company. One further benefit of the course is to form networks and connections between the Start Up companies. This will strengthen the local companies and create more employment opportunities for artists.



Week 1 | Understanding of the Global and Singapore Animation & Visual Effects Industry

Week 2 & 3 | What are the challenges faced when you first start up your company

A Case Study of Tiny Island Productions
- Setup / Operations
- Human Resource
- Financing
- Finding Projects
- Creating your own IP

Week 4 | What is Licensing / Merchandising

Creating IP on the side while you are still employed
Price guide for selling the series to each country

Week 5 | How to protect your work

How to prepare your pitch bible
Content Format and Practice
What are the broadcasters looking for

Week 6 | Investor's Matters

IP Ownership and Revenue Share
Questions on IP Investments and Returns

Week 7 | Development Process and Risk Management

Manage risk for TV series development (stage by stage)
How character designs affects your licensing / merchandising

Week 8 | Studio for Hire

How to quote for projects
How to manage your client's expectations
prevention of unlimited changes
Payment Structures
Understanding of how various country is charging (half hour per episode)

Week 9 & 10 | Global Key Events for Distribution / Licensing / Key publications for business reference 


David Kwok is the CEO of CG Protege Animation School. As Founder and Chairman of The Singapore Animators Connection (SAC) since 1998, David Kwok is a strong advocate for the development of the 3D animation industry in Singapore and is responsible for setting the strategic framework for the association to address the industrial and educational concerns of its 300 members. As one of the early pioneers in the Singapore CGI industry, he has participated in its growth and the evolution of the artistic skills of its members to levels of technical and aesthetic sophistication that meet global industry standards. Over the years, he has led the drive for the association to develop expertise in the areas of production pipeline planning, production skills development, manpower resource development, as well as critical business knowledge required for the development of the CGI industry in Singapore.

Today, he continues to contribute to the industry as a member of the advisory boards and committees for other educational institutions and programs that conduct training for the digital media and animation industry. He has more than 10 years of production management experience, having successfully managed productions of both short and long-form animations for local and international clients. David is also the CEO of Tiny Island Productions, an independent production company that produces quality CG animated productions for the international television and film market. David continues to work in close collaboration with industry players and government authorities to promote the Singapore 3D animation industry. David recently named the top 10 Entertainment Entrepreneurs in Singapore on Top 10 Asia


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CG Protege Animation School
2 Veerasamy
Singapore 207305 




 Before Subsidy   After Six Degrees Subsidy 90% 
 Course Fee   S$ 2,750  S$ 275



 Tuesday and Thursday 

 7Pm to 10Pm 




Talent Assistance Scheme provides course fee subsidies for eligible Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents, making it more affordable for Media Practitioners to upgrade themselves. The Scheme provides funding for attending of IMDA pre-approved non-WSQ media courses, workshops and master classes. Each trainee is only applicable for $15,000 of IMDA funding per calendar year.

IMDA has appointed Six Degrees to manage the Talent Assistance (Training) for freelancers and individuals. 

Talent Assistance Grant Scheme is open to Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are:

- Media employees of Singapore-registerd Media Companies; or

- Full-time media freelancers (defined as freelancers who have worked in the same or related media specialisation over the past 12 months or have completed at least 6     accumulative months of freelance project(s) within the past 12 months. Applicants who hold another employment while freelancing cannot be considered as full-time freelancers); or

- Fresh media graduates (applicants must provide proof that he/she has officially graduated ie, graduation certificate as endorsed by the school) as detailed below:

i) Completed academic studies within the last twelve (12) months with an Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) or obtained at least a diploma* from a local Private Education Institute (PEI) registered with the Council of Private Education CPE (1) that is either EduTrust Certified by CPE (2) or a SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) accredited Continuing Education and Training (CET) centre (3); or

ii) Completed NS within last twelve (12) months and completed academic studies with an IHL or obtained at least a diploma* from a local PEI registered with the CPE that is either EduTrust Certified by CPE or a SSG accrediated CET centre.


(1) Please refer to this LINK for the list of local PEIs registered with CPE

(2) Please refer to this LINK for the list of local PEIs that are EduTrust Certified by CPE

(3) Please refer to this LINK for the list of SSG accrediated CET centres 

Interested applicants, please apply for the Talent Assistance Grant with Six Degrees 21 days (incld. public holidays and weekends) before the commencement of the course. Applications are subjected to Six Degrees / IMDA’s approval. Late applications (after the dateline set by CG Protege) will not be processed.



NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Terms and conditions apply.

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