Whether you’re already at school, looking to find a new school or even considering moving overseas to study, nothing beats hearing from the students themselves! We speak to Neo Geng Tong about the ins and outs of studying at 3dsense Media School.

3dsense Media School
3dsense Media School is a pioneering digital arts school in Asia.

The Specifics
What’s the name of your school?

3dsense Media School.

What’s the name of the neighbourhood?

​The school is located inside Clarke Quay Central shopping mall in Singapore.

Closest train station or public transport option?

Get on the North East Line for the MRT and stop at Clarke Quay Station. The station is just beneath where the shopping mall is.

How long have you been there?

I just started term 3 which is the final term, so, a little over 8 months now.

Why did you choose to study here?

I wanted to learn more about Concept Art and to improve my illustration skills. I knew that the school had a course that they started with Artgerm and his Imaginary Friends Studios, and was impressed by some of the work done by previous students.


The Scene

The first thing you see when you walk outside your school?

The cosy Clarke Quay area along the Singapore River.

The closest shop to outside your school is:

All kinds of shop are close by since the school is inside a shopping mall!

Your school is great, but you wouldn't mind a bit less:

Sounds from outside the classroom coming from around the shopping mall and classrooms next door. The walls are a bit thin.

The unofficial uniform of your school is:

Casual. The weather is warm in Singapore so nothing too fancy.

A mandatory stop for anyone new to your city:

Bras Basah Complex along Victoria Street for art supplies and art books. There’s a store called Basheer Graphic Books that’s known for selling a lot of great art books.

A common myth about your school is:

In general, people might have the impression that it's mostly fun to get to go to a school and learn to draw, design and create on a computer, but it also takes dedication and hard work.

A massive night out for students at your school is likely to be:

Since the course I'm on is 1 year intensive and we're learning concept art plus illustration, almost all nights are spent with assignments.


The Superlatives

You won’t find a better place to eat than at:

I usually pack home cooked meals to school, partly due to the current covid circumstance and partly for health reasons.

The strangest thing you’ve ever seen at your school is:

I've heard from classmates that the ‘Wear Mask’ posters for covid around Clarke Quay Central features vector art people that resemble our school mentors, just with masks on.

One thing you’d never change about your school is:

The mentors teaching my course have their own methods (besides the basics) when it comes to concept art or illustration, which lets you see how different you can understand or do the same things. And you can always go to them when you need the help.

But one thing you wouldn’t mind seeing changed is:

More time for classes and assignments maybe.

Someone gives you $1M to pimp out your school. You use it to:

Let the school have it’s own building and not be inside of a shopping mall.


Term 3 Concept Art & Illustration course student, Neo Geng Tong likes drawing and designing characters but is also liking props and environments now. You can find his work on Instagram, ArtStation and Twitter.

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