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I have to use the university default title page for my presentation, but the theme, "Singapore", is imposing on this

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Can anyone tell me how to exclude the title page from the theme?

My code is as follows:

\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme{Singapore}

... %packages%

%% Title slide formatting %%

\pgfdeclareimage[width=\paperwidth]{titlebackground}{images/title-slide-background.png}
\setbeamerfont{subtitle}{size=\tiny}
\setbeamertemplate{title page}{
    \begin{picture}(0,0)
        \put(-28.5,-163){%
            \pgfuseimage{titlebackground}
        }
        \put(0,-75){%
            \begin{minipage}[b][4.5cm][t]{0.5\textwidth}
                \color{white}
                \usebeamerfont{title}
                    {\inserttitle\\[0.9cm]}
                \usebeamerfont{subtitle}
                    {\insertauthor\par}
                    {\insertinstitute\\[0.3cm]}
                    {\insertdate}
            \end{minipage}
        }
    \end{picture}
}



%% General slide formatting %%

\definecolor{oxfordblue}{RGB}{4,30,66}

\pgfdeclareimage[width=0.9cm]{oxfordlogo}{images/oxford-logo.png}
\pgfdeclareimage[width=1cm]{mathslogo}{images/mathematics-logo.png}



\setbeamertemplate{frametitle}

{%
    \begin{picture}(0,0)
        \put(-8,-10){%
            \color{blue}\insertframetitle
        }
        \put(-7,-20){%
            \tiny\color{oxfordblue}\insertframesubtitle
        }
    \end{picture}
}

\setbeamerfont{page number in head/foot}{size=\large}
\setbeamertemplate{footline}[frame number]

%% Information (author, title, etc.) %%

\title[Short version of title]{Scattering \& blow-up phenomena for semi-linear wave equations} % short title for footer
\author%
{%
    \sc{Author: Edmund A. Paxton}\\
   \newline \sc{Supervisor: Prof. Luc Nguyen} \newline
}
\institute%
{%
    \textit{Mathematical Institute}\\
    \textit{University of Oxford}
}
\date[PoM2015]{CDT summer project report, September 2016} % short date for footer





\begin{document}

%% Content of slides %%

\end{document}
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2 Answers 2

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You can remove all "theme"-elements like headline or footline by using a plain from for the title page.

\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme{Singapore}

%% Title slide formatting %%

\pgfdeclareimage[width=\paperwidth]{titlebackground}{example-image}
\setbeamerfont{subtitle}{size=\tiny}
\setbeamertemplate{title page}{
    \begin{picture}(0,0)
        \put(-28.5,-163){%
            \pgfuseimage{titlebackground}
        }
        \put(0,-75){%
            \begin{minipage}[b][4.5cm][t]{0.5\textwidth}
                \color{white}
                \usebeamerfont{title}
                    {\inserttitle\\[0.9cm]}
                \usebeamerfont{subtitle}
                    {\insertauthor\par}
                    {\insertinstitute\\[0.3cm]}
                    {\insertdate}
            \end{minipage}
        }
    \end{picture}
}



%% General slide formatting %%

\definecolor{oxfordblue}{RGB}{4,30,66}

\pgfdeclareimage[width=0.9cm]{oxfordlogo}{example-image}
\pgfdeclareimage[width=1cm]{mathslogo}{example-image}



\setbeamertemplate{frametitle}
{%
    \begin{picture}(0,0)
        \put(-8,-10){%
            \color{blue}\insertframetitle
        }
        \put(-7,-20){%
            \tiny\color{oxfordblue}\insertframesubtitle
        }
    \end{picture}
}

\setbeamerfont{page number in head/foot}{size=\large}
\setbeamertemplate{footline}[frame number]

%% Information (author, title, etc.) %%

\title[Short version of title]{Scattering \& blow-up phenomena for semi-linear wave equations} % short title for footer
\author%
{%
    {\scshape Author: Edmund A. Paxton}\\
   \newline {\scshape Supervisor: Prof. Luc Nguyen} \newline
}
\institute%
{%
    \textit{Mathematical Institute}\\
    \textit{University of Oxford}
}
\date[PoM2015]{CDT summer project report, September 2016} % short date for footer


\begin{document}

\begin{frame}[plain]
  \titlepage 
\end{frame}

\end{document}

Offtopic:

You should try to avoid formatting commands like \newline in the argument commands such as \author. As you are already using defining your own version of the title page, include such formatting stuff there.

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Your code didn't compile, but try using

{\setbeamertemplate{footline}{}\setbeamertemplate{headline}{}
  \maketitle
}

This locally sets the footline and headline templates as empty.

A trimmed down version of your code is below. Note that \sc has been deprecated for a couple of decades, \scshape should be used instead. In addition, both of them are switches, not commands that take an argument, so I rewrote it as {\scshape Author: ....}.

\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme{Singapore}

%% Information (author, title, etc.) %%

\title[Short version of title]{Scattering \& blow-up phenomena for semi-linear wave equations} % short title for footer
\author%
{%
    {\scshape Author: Edmund A. Paxton
   \newline Supervisor: Prof. Luc Nguyen} \newline
}
\institute%
{%
    \textit{Mathematical Institute}\\
    \textit{University of Oxford}
}
\date[PoM2015]{CDT summer project report, September 2016} % short date for footer





\begin{document}

{\setbeamertemplate{footline}{}\setbeamertemplate{headline}{}
  \maketitle
}
\section{Intro?}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Something}
ABC
\end{frame}
\end{document}

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