Skills Framework for Media

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What Is it?

The Skills Framework (SFw) is a SkillsFuture initiative developed for the Singapore workforce to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning, and is an integral component of the Media Industry Transformation Plan.

Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), and Enterprise Singapore, together with industry associations, training providers, organisations and unions, the Skills Framework for Media provides useful information on:

 

  • Sector information;

  • Career pathways;

  • Occupations and job roles;

  • Existing and emerging skills; and

  • Training programmes for skills upgrading and mastery.

Who Is It For?

Individuals who wish to join or progress within the Media sector, to assess their career interest, identify relevant training programmes to upgrade their skills and prepare for the desired job roles.

Employers will be able to recognise these skills and invest in training their employees for career development and skills upgrading.

Training providers can gain insights on sector trends, existing and emerging skills that are in demand, and design programmes to address the industry needs accordingly.

How Does It Work?

The SFw for Media contains information on trends, career pathways, occupations, job roles, skills and competencies and training programmes.


(i) Sector Information

This section provides information on the SFw for Media, including information on trends and workforce profiles in the sector.

Click here to download the Guide to Occupations and Skills for the SFw for Media.


(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Ten (10) tracks which encompass 112 job roles:

  • Game Production
  • Game Design
  • Game Technical Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Content Production and Management
  • Visual Graphics
  • Production Technical Services
  • Content Post-Production
  • Media Technology and Operations
  • Media Business Management

Click to download the Career Pathways for the Media sector. [PDF]

Click to download the Tracks and Sub-track Descriptions for the Media sector. [PDF]

 

(iii) Skills Map

The Skills Maps covers a total of 112 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the four tracks.


(a) View the Occupations/Job Roles under the SFw for Media

Click on the tracks listed below to download the Skills Map for each track.

Game Production

Game Design

Game Technical Development

  • Technical Artist [PDF/Word]
  • Lead Technical Artist [PDF/Word]
  • Junior Programmer [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Server Programmer [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Game Programmer [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Engine Programmer* (Tools Programming) [PDF/Word]
  • Lead Game Programmer [PDF/Word]
  • Game Technical Director [PDF/Word]

Quality Assurance

  • Quality Assurance Tester [PDF/Word]
  • Lead Quality Assurance Tester [PDF/Word]

Content Production and Management

  • Junior Scriptwriter/Junior Writer [PDF/Word]
  • Scriptwriter/Writer [PDF/Word]
  • Head Scriptwriter [PDF/Word]
  • Production Assistant [PDF/Word]
  • Assistant Producer - Film* (Casting) [PDF/Word]
  • Line Producer - Film [PDF/Word]
  • Producer - Film* (Casting) [PDF/Word]
  • Executive Producer - Film [PDF/Word]
  • Production Manager* (Location Scouting) [PDF/Word]
  • Assistant Producer - Broadcast* (Casting) [PDF/Word]
  • Producer - Broadcast* (Casting) [PDF/Word]
  • Executive Producer - Broadcast [PDF/Word]
  • Assistant Director [PDF/Word]
  • Director* (Single Camera Production, Multiple Camera Production) [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Anchor/Senior Presenter/Anchor/Presenter - News [PDF/Word]
  • Reporter/Correspondent - News [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Reporter/Senior Correspondent - News* (Visual Journalism) [PDF/Word]
  • Assistant Producer - News/Current Affairs [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Producer/Producer - News [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Producer/Producer - Current Affairs [PDF/Word]
  • Executive Editor/Executive Producer - News and Current Affairs [PDF/Word]
  • Chief Editor [PDF/Word]

Visual Graphics

  • 2D Artist* (Concept Art/Background Art/Character Art, Storyboarding) [PDF/Word]
  • Senior 2D Artist* (Concept Art, Background Art, Character Art, Storyboarding) [PDF/Word]
  • Lead 2D Artist [PDF/Word]
  • Animator [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Animator [PDF/Word]
  • Lead Animator [PDF/Word]
  • 3D Artist* (Modelling/Rigging/Texturing, Digital Lighting, Digital Compositing) [PDF/Word]
  • Senior 3D Artist* (Modelling/Rigging/Texturing, Digital Lighting, Digital Compositing) [PDF/Word]
  • Lead 3D Artist* (Live-action Visual Effects) [PDF/Word]
  • Creative Director/Creative Supervisor/3D Art Supervisor [PDF/Word]

Production Technical Services

  • Art Department Assistant/Set Dresser [PDF/Word]
  • Set Designer* (Set Decoration, Props Management) [PDF/Word]
  • Art Director [PDF/Word]
  • Vision Mixer/Switcher [PDF/Word]
  • Studio Director/Outside Broadcast Director [PDF/Word]
  • Floor Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Technical Support Operator* (Video Tape and/or Video Technical Operations, Camera Control Unit Operations, Studio Graphics Operations) [PDF/Word]
  • Studio Technical Director [PDF/Word]
  • 2nd Assistant Cameraman/Clapper/Loader* (Data Wrangling) [PDF/Word]
  • 1st Assistant Cameraman/Focus Puller* (Specialty Camera Operation) [PDF/Word]
  • Camera Operator* (Specialty Camera Operation, Electronic News Gathering and Electronic Field Production Operation) [PDF/Word]
  • Director of Photography* (Specialty Camera Operation) [PDF/Word]
  • Junior Grip/Junior Lighting Technician [PDF/Word]
  • Grip/Lighting Technician [PDF/Word]
  • Key Grip [PDF/Word]
  • Gaffer [PDF/Word]
  • Game Sound Designer [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Game Sound Designer [PDF/Word]
  • Boom Operator [PDF/Word]
  • Sound Recordist [PDF/Word]

Content Post-production

  • Sound Editor/Sound Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Supervising Sound Editor* (Sound Mixing) [PDF/Word]
  • Post-production Assistant [PDF/Word]
  • Video Editor* (Colour Grading, Online Editing) [PDF/Word]
  • Post-production Supervisor [PDF/Word]

Media Technology and Operations

  • Technician - Linear Media Infrastructure [PDF/Word]
  • Engineer - Linear Media Infrastructure [PDF/Word]
  • Manager - Linear Media Infrastructure [PDF/Word]
  • Operator - Linear Media Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Operator - Linear Media Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Manager - Linear Media Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Digital Asset Librarian [PDF/Word]
  • Digital Asset Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Executive - On-demand Media Technology and Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Manager - On-demand Media Technology and Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Head - Technology and Operations [PDF/Word]

Media Business Management

  • Executive - Content Acquisition [PDF/Word]
  • Manager - Content Acquisition [PDF/Word]
  • Head - Content Acquisition [PDF/Word]
  • Executive - Content Commissioning [PDF/Word]
  • Manager - Content Commissioning [PDF/Word]
  • Head - Content Commissioning [PDF/Word]
  • Executive - Programme Planning and Scheduling [PDF/Word]
  • Manager - Programme Planning and Scheduling [PDF/Word]
  • Head - Programme Planning and Scheduling [PDF/Word]
  • Executive - Standards and Practices [PDF/Word]
  • Manager - Standards and Practices [PDF/Word]
  • Executive - Localisation [PDF/Word]
  • Manager - Localisation [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Executive - Product Management [PDF/Word]
  • Product Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Head - Content [PDF/Word]
  • Analyst - Analytics and Customer Insights [PDF/Word]
  • Manager - Analytics and Customer Insights [PDF/Word]
  • Head - Analytics and Customer Insights [PDF/Word]
  • Community Development Executive [PDF/Word]
  • Community Development Specialist [PDF/Word]
  • Marketing Executive [PDF/Word]
  • Marketing Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Head of Marketing/Marketing Director [PDF/Word]
  • Sales  Executive [PDF/Word]
  • Sales Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Head of Sales/Sales Director [PDF/Word]

 

(iv) Skills and Competencies

The Skills and Competencies identified for each of the job roles fall under two broad classifications: (i) Technical Skills and Competencies, and (ii) Generic Skills and Competencies.

(a) View the Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Media

Technical Skills and Competencies comprise occupation/job-specific knowledge, skills and abilities that a person needs to have to perform the various tasks.

Click on the following link to download the Overview of Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Media. [PDF/Word]

 

Analytics and Customer Insights

Conceptualisation

Content Post-Production

Content Strategy and Planning

Game Design

Game Programming and Quality Assurance

  • Audio Programming [PDF/Word]
  • Database Administration [PDF/Word]
  • Game Analytics [PDF/Word]
  • Game Artificial Intelligence Development [PDF/Word]
  • Game Engine Development [PDF/Word]
  • Game Level Development [PDF/Word]
  • Game Networking [PDF/Word]
  • Game Physics Development [PDF/Word]
  • Game Porting [PDF/Word]
  • Game Quality Assurance Testing [PDF/Word]
  • Game Server Programming [PDF/Word]
  • Game Testing Automation [PDF/Word]
  • Game User Interface Development [PDF/Word]
  • Gameplay Development [PDF/Word]
  • Tools Development [PDF/Word]

General Business Management

Journalism

  • News Bulletin Production [PDF/Word]
  • News Delivery and Presentation [PDF/Word]
  • News Editing [PDF/Word]
  • News Story Development [PDF/Word]
  • News Story Research [PDF/Word]
  • Social Media Content Creation and Management [PDF/Word]

Marketing

Media Technology and Operations

  • Application Development [PDF/Word]
  • Broadcast Infrastructure Design [PDF/Word]
  • Broadcast Infrastructure Installation [PDF/Word]
  • Broadcast Infrastructure Maintenance [PDF/Word]
  • Content Delivery Network Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Content Ingest Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Content Rating and Compliance [PDF/Word] 
  • Customisation and Localisation [PDF/Word]
  • Master Control Room Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Media Content Cataloguing [PDF/Word]
  • Media Data Management [PDF/Word]
  • Network Administration and Maintenance [PDF/Word]
  • Network Configuration [PDF/Word]
  • Programme Planning [PDF/Word]

Product Management

  • Customer Experience Management [PDF/Word]
  • Product Management [PDF/Word]
  • User Experience Design [PDF/Word]
  • User Interface Design [PDF/Word]

Production and Direction

  • Crew Selection [PDF/Word]
  • Direction [PDF/Word]
  • Emergency Response Management [PDF/Word]
  • Fundraising and Sponsorships [PDF/Word]
  • Legal and Compliance Management [PDF/Word]
  • Location Scouting [PDF/Word]
  • Procurement for Production Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Production Budget Management [PDF/Word]
  • Production Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Production Planning and Scheduling [PDF/Word]
  • Talent Casting [PDF/Word]

Production Design and Art 

Production Technical Services

  • 360 Degree Camera Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Aerial Camera Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Camera Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Cranes, Remote Heads and Jibs Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Data Wrangling [PDF/Word]
  • High Speed Camera Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Holographic Camera Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Lighting Conceptualisation and Design [PDF/Word]
  • Lighting Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Multi-Camera Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Rigging Equipment Maintenance [PDF/Word]
  • Rigging Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Sound Design and Creation [PDF/Word]
  • Sound Recording Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Stabilised Camera Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Studio Graphics Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Studio Technical Production [PDF/Word]
  • Underwater Camera Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Vehicle Camera Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Vision Mixing [PDF/Word]
  • Visual Style Development [PDF/Word]

Sales and Distribution

  • Account Management [PDF/Word]
  • Business Development [PDF/Word]
  • Content Distribution [PDF/Word]
  • Media Distribution Platform Management [PDF/Word]
  • Partnership Management [PDF/Word]
  • Sales Strategy [PDF/Word]

Script and Story Development

Visual Graphics

Safety and Health

  • Workplace Safety and Health [PDF/Word]

(b) View the Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Media

Generic Skills and Competencies are employability/transferable skills and competencies.

Click on the following link to download the Overview of Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Media. [PDF/Word]

(v) Training Programmes

The Training Programmes provide information on skills acquisition that are available for new entrants and in-service personnel to acquire skills and competencies required for various job roles in the Media sector.

 

(a) View the Training Programmes for new entrants

These are programmes that equip new entrants with skills and knowledge for the specific job role in the sector at their respective entry level.

Click on the tracks below to download the respective training programme for each job role. 

  • Game Production [PDF/Word]
  • Game Design [PDF/Word]
  • Game Technical Development [PDF/Word]
  • Quality Assurance [PDF/Word]
  • Content Production and Management [PDF/Word]
  • Visual Graphics [PDF/Word]
  • Production Technical Services [PDF/Word]
  • Content Post-production [PDF/Word]
  • Media Technology and Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Media Business Management [PDF/Word]
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    (b) View the Training Programmes for for in-service employees

    For in-service employees who work in the Media sector and who aspire to take on more challenging roles at work, you can identify and enrol in the training programmes listed here to acquire the relevant skills.

    Game Production

    Game Design

    Game Technical Development

    • Technical Artist [PDF/Word]
    • Lead Technical Artist [PDF/Word]
    • Junior Programmer [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Server Programmer [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Game Programmer [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Engine Programmer* (Tools Programming) [PDF/Word]
    • Lead Game Programmer [PDF/Word]
    • Game Technical Director [PDF/Word]

    Quality Assurance

    • Quality Assurance Tester [PDF/Word]
    • Lead Quality Assurance Tester [PDF/Word]

    Content Production and Management

    • Junior Scriptwriter/Junior Writer [PDF/Word]
    • Scriptwriter/Writer [PDF/Word]
    • Head Scriptwriter [PDF/Word]
    • Production Assistant [PDF/Word]
    • Assistant Producer - Film* (Casting) [PDF/Word]
    • Line Producer - Film [PDF/Word]
    • Producer - Film* (Casting) [PDF/Word]
    • Executive Producer - Film [PDF/Word]
    • Production Manager* (Location Scouting) [PDF/Word]
    • Assistant Producer - Broadcast* (Casting) [PDF/Word]
    • Producer - Broadcast* (Casting) [PDF/Word]
    • Executive Producer - Broadcast [PDF/Word]
    • Assistant Director [PDF/Word]
    • Director* (Single Camera Production, Multiple Camera Production) [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Anchor/Senior Presenter/Anchor/Presenter - News [PDF/Word]
    • Reporter/Correspondent - News [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Reporter/Senior Correspondent - News* (Visual Journalism) [PDF/Word]
    • Assistant Producer - News/Current Affairs [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Producer/Producer - News [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Producer/Producer - Current Affairs [PDF/Word]
    • Executive Editor/Executive Producer - News and Current Affairs [PDF/Word]
    • Chief Editor [PDF/Word]

    Visual Graphics

    • 2D Artist* (Concept Art/Background Art/Character Art, Storyboarding) [PDF/Word]
    • Senior 2D Artist* (Concept Art, Background Art, Character Art, Storyboarding) [PDF/Word]
    • Lead 2D Artist [PDF/Word]
    • Animator [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Animator [PDF/Word]
    • Lead Animator [PDF/Word]
    • 3D Artist* (Modelling/Rigging/Texturing, Digital Lighting, Digital Compositing) [PDF/Word]
    • Senior 3D Artist* (Modelling/Rigging/Texturing, Digital Lighting, Digital Compositing) [PDF/Word]
    • Lead 3D Artist* (Live-action Visual Effects) [PDF/Word]
    • Creative Director/Creative Supervisor/3D Art Supervisor [PDF/Word]

    Production Technical Services

    • Art Department Assistant/Set Dresser [PDF/Word]
    • Set Designer* (Set Decoration, Props Management) [PDF/Word]
    • Art Director [PDF/Word]
    • Vision Mixer/Switcher [PDF/Word]
    • Studio Director/Outside Broadcast Director [PDF/Word]
    • Floor Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Technical Support Operator* (Video Tape and/or Video Technical Operations, Camera Control Unit Operations, Studio Graphics Operations) [PDF/Word]
    • Studio Technical Director [PDF/Word]
    • 2nd Assistant Cameraman/Clapper/Loader* (Data Wrangling) [PDF/Word]
    • 1st Assistant Cameraman/Focus Puller* (Specialty Camera Operation) [PDF/Word]
    • Camera Operator* (Specialty Camera Operation, Electronic News Gathering and Electronic Field Production Operation) [PDF/Word]
    • Director of Photography* (Specialty Camera Operation) [PDF/Word]
    • Junior Grip/Junior Lighting Technician [PDF/Word]
    • Grip/Lighting Technician [PDF/Word]
    • Key Grip [PDF/Word]
    • Gaffer [PDF/Word]
    • Game Sound Designer [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Game Sound Designer [PDF/Word]
    • Boom Operator [PDF/Word]
    • Sound Recordist [PDF/Word]

    Content Post-production

    • Sound Editor/Sound Engineer [PDF/Word]
    • Supervising Sound Editor* (Sound Mixing) [PDF/Word]
    • Post-production Assistant [PDF/Word]
    • Video Editor* (Colour Grading, Online Editing) [PDF/Word]
    • Post-production Supervisor [PDF/Word]

    Media Technology and Operations

    • Technician - Linear Media Infrastructure [PDF/Word]
    • Engineer - Linear Media Infrastructure [PDF/Word]
    • Manager - Linear Media Infrastructure [PDF/Word]
    • Operator - Linear Media Operations [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Operator - Linear Media Operations [PDF/Word]
    • Manager - Linear Media Operations [PDF/Word]
    • Digital Asset Librarian [PDF/Word]
    • Digital Asset Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Executive - On-demand Media Technology and Operations [PDF/Word]
    • Manager - On-demand Media Technology and Operations [PDF/Word]
    • Head - Technology and Operations [PDF/Word]

    Media Business Management

    • Executive - Content Acquisition [PDF/Word]
    • Manager - Content Acquisition [PDF/Word]
    • Head - Content Acquisition [PDF/Word]
    • Executive - Content Commissioning [PDF/Word]
    • Manager - Content Commissioning [PDF/Word]
    • Head - Content Commissioning [PDF/Word]
    • Executive - Programme Planning and Scheduling [PDF/Word]
    • Manager - Programme Planning and Scheduling [PDF/Word]
    • Head - Programme Planning and Scheduling [PDF/Word]
    • Executive - Standards and Practices [PDF/Word]
    • Manager - Standards and Practices [PDF/Word]
    • Executive - Localisation [PDF/Word]
    • Manager - Localisation [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Executive - Product Management [PDF/Word]
    • Product Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Head - Content [PDF/Word]
    • Analyst - Analytics and Customer Insights [PDF/Word]
    • Manager - Analytics and Customer Insights [PDF/Word]
    • Head - Analytics and Customer Insights [PDF/Word]
    • Community Development Executive [PDF/Word]
    • Community Development Specialist [PDF/Word]
    • Marketing Executive [PDF/Word]
    • Marketing Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Head of Marketing/Marketing Director [PDF/Word]
    • Sales Executive [PDF/Word]
    • Sales Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Head of Sales/Sales Director [PDF/Word]

     

    For more information on Training Programmes, please visit the respective training providers’ websites or http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

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