13 Oct '12, 10pm

Very few make the grade at DigiPen; just 12 students out of first batch of 33 graduate

Very few make the grade at DigiPen; just 12 students out of first batch of 33 graduate

Ms Elizabeth Huang, a DigiPen Singapore graduate, is now a game artist with the Singapore branch of Japanese firm Tecmo Koei. DigiPen students are required to study in-depth modules within and outside their area of specialisation. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN By Ian Poh Shaun Lim had dreams of becoming a computer games creator when he enrolled at DigiPen Institute of Technology, the top American design and animation school that opened a Singapore campus in 2008. Those dreams have since faded. The 23-year-old dropped out in February, after struggling with the workload over two semesters. "There was very little breathing space between keeping up with projects and lessons. At the end of every semester, it felt like everyone wanted to quit. Those who chose to hang on just continued to struggle," said Mr Lim, who now hopes to start another degree programme elsewhere. DigiPen, regar...

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