SINGAPORE, 29th November 2018 – Beach House Pictures and Singapore Polytechnic collaborates to upskill Singapore’s future content creators for TV and digital media

Beach House Pictures, a Blue Ant Media company and one of Asia’s largest independent production companies, today signed a collaboration agreement with Singapore Polytechnic (SP) to create and deliver seven new courses at three different skill levels as part of Singapore’s Continuing Education & Training (CET) Masterplan.

The courses will cover various aspects such as Storytelling for Reality Series, Factual Content and Children’s Entertainment at basic, intermediate and advanced levels. They are designed to teach key skills including:

  • Conceptualising, developing and pitching original ideas and stories
  • Applying the art and craft of storytelling
  • Scriptwriting
  • Producing for TV and digital media platforms

The courses, which are set to launch in the first half of 2019, will be co-developed by Beach House Academy and SP’s Media, Arts & Design School, a newly formed cluster of eight diplomas, including the Diploma in Creative Writing for TV & New Media.

Paul Stevens, Head of Beach House Academy, the production company’s education arm, said:

“I think it’s extremely important for industry and educational institutions to collaborate in the training and skills upgrading of both undergrads and mature students to equip them with relevant skills to help grow the media industry in Singapore. I am delighted to be launching this collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic and I look forward to meeting the first intake of students.”

Mary Chin, Course Chair for the Diploma in Creative Writing for TV & New Media, Media, Arts & Design School at SP said:

“With the exponential increase in demand for TV and digital media content, good storytelling becomes ever more important. Together with Beach House Pictures, we hope to help more media creatives in Singapore develop and produce great content for the global audience.

Andrew Holland, Executive Producer of ‘Masterchef Singapore’ and ‘Cesar’s Recruit Asia’, and Australian Producer for ‘The X Factor’, ‘The Biggest Loser’ and ‘The Voice’ in Australia will teach Storytelling for Reality Series.

Kath Liptrott, Executive Producer of ‘Raffles: Remaking An Icon’, ‘Come On In’ and Series Producer for ‘Art of Craft’ will teach Storytelling for Factual Content.

Susan Oliver, Head of Kids and Executive Producer of ‘Teddies’ and ‘Hiccup & Sneeze’, will teach Storytelling for Children’s Entertainment.

About Beach House Pictures:
Beach House Pictures, a Blue Ant Media production company, is one of Asia’s largest indies. With 600+ hours of international HD, 3D and 4K content in its library, Beach House Pictures specializes in factual and entertainment programming, creating high profile series such as Ed Stafford: First Man Out, Masterchef Singapore, Frontier Borneo, Wild City, Raffles: Remaking an Icon and China from Above. The company’s other divisions include children’s production arm, Beach House Kids, which recently produced Teddies; Beach House Entertainment for reality formats and general entertainment programs like Cesar’s Recruit and Asia’s Next Top Model; Beach House Labs for digital and branded content; Beach House Academy, which offers skills training and education to established and aspiring producers throughout Asia; and Beach House Studios for Virtual Reality, animation and broadcast design. Beach House Pictures is headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Beijing and Taipei.

About Singapore Polytechnic:
Established in 1954, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) is Singapore’s first polytechnic. It has 10 schools that offer 40 full-time courses and 3 common entry programmes for close to 16,000 students. SP adopts a proven creative teaching and learning framework and offers students a holistic, authentic and industry-relevant curriculum, innovative and vibrant learning spaces, and enriching overseas programmes.

T?he Polytechnic is committed to producing competent and versatile graduates who are also imbued with sound values, so that they can be work ready, life ready and world-ready. SP has more than 200,000 graduates and among them are successful entrepreneurs, top executives in multi-national and public-listed corporations, and well-known professionals across various industries and leaders in government.

About Singapore Polytechnic’s Media, Arts  & Design School:
Singapore Polytechnic’s Media, Arts & Design (MAD) School is a newly formed cluster of 8 diplomas, including the Diploma in Creative Writing for TV & New Media. Through innovative pedagogy, interdisciplinary projects and close industry collaborations, SP’s MAD School aims to nurture the next wave of creative professionals who can re-imagine possibilities, turn them into reality, and transform workplaces, communities and the world.