Art Schools in Singapore: Design colleges, interior design schools, graphic design courses, new media arts schools, animation training courses, study abroad in Singapore - design degree & diploma programs..
1. Orita Sinclair School of Design, New Media & the Arts
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located in the Kampong Galm neighbourhood of Singapore, Orita Sinclair School of Design, New Media & the Arts is a leading boutique arts school. We offer diploma and advanced diploma courses in the fields of Design Communication, Interaction Design and Music Production & Audio Engineering to students from around the world.
In addition, we offer a wide range of short, professional development courses, including graphic design, illustration, digital imaging & photography and video production. The language of instruction for all courses is English.
All diploma programmes are registered with the Council for Private Education, a statutory board under Singapore’s Ministry of Education, and are offered in both full-time and part-time modes. We are EduTrust and ERF certified.
Our programmes are designed to equip students with the skills to develop a commercial portfolio. The compacted curriculum, taught by professional design practitioners, allows students to graduate with an industry standard portfolio as efficiently as possible, typically within four terms.
The school is located centrally at 12A Pahang Street, right in the heart of the historic Kampong Glam district of Singapore.
Student Testimonial: “Orita Sinclair prepared me for the real world of design by immersing me in all things visual. The lecturers also helped me to understand the difference between opinion and constructive criticism.”
- Shermeen T, Diploma in Design Communication Graduate
Full-time & Part-time Diploma Programs:
- Diploma in Design Communication
- Advanced Diploma in Design Communication
- Apprenticeship Programme / Specialist Diploma in Design Communication
- Diploma in Music Production & Audio Engineering
- Diploma in Interaction Design
Professional Development / Short Courses include:
Illustration; Graphic Design; Copywriting; Digital Imaging and Photography; Video Production..
Established in 1989, Inspiration Design International School is Singapore’s premier private education provider for interior design knowledge and skills. Drawing on the resources of a vibrant global city and a school, with its hands-on education and multinational team of lecturers cum practitioners, Inspiration teaches students to consider sociocultural, functional and aesthetic dimensions of the built environment and prepares graduates for the professional world of architecture and interior design.
In March 2013, Inspiration is a proud recipient of the Singapore Brands Award 2012/13. The coveted honour recognises outstanding Singapore enterprises, and serves as the industry’s benchmark of quality and excellence.
Inspiration offers Certificate courses, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas in Interior Design to students from Singapore and around the globe. These English-taught programmes can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis, with the latter being available only to design practitioners with appropriate industry experience.
In conjunction with our 24th anniversary, students who sign up for the Diploma / Advanced Diploma course for the January or April 2014 intake will enjoy an Education Grant of $2,100! Terms and Conditions apply.
Raffles Design Institute – Singapore (RSG) was established in 1990 as a premier educational provider dedicated to the professional design disciplines offering internationally recognized Bachelor Degrees and Master Degrees in various Design disciplines including fashion design, graphic design, interior design, jewellery design and multimedia courses among many others.
Raffles-Singapore international team of lecturers and practitioners share their years of experience, professional ethics and practices in the industry. From countries such as USA, UK, Canada, Columbia, Australia, and Singapore, they bring with them a wealth of technical knowledge and experience which they impart with commitment, creating an intensive international learning environment.
VOX LAB, School of Visual Arts is Singapore’s leading school of media and creative arts - the culmination of real practical experience accumulated over nearly 10 years of ‘in-field’ deployment. We offer certificate courses in the fields of web design, video editing, internet deveopment and print specialist / graphic design training.
LAB School also offers training and certification courses for Adobe software programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver; Apple Training; 3D animation training and Oracle and Cisco training.
LAB School’s goal is to nurture individual talent, creativity and excellence by providing the highest standard of practical and theoretical education. Every student’s competency and situation is unique - and LAB School offers a tailored range of training and course options. Full and part-time, both day and evening classes are available.
LAB School is an Adobe Authorized Training Centre, Prometric Test Center, Pearson Vue Authorised Test Centre and Certiport Center.
- Web Design Certificate
- Print Specialist Certificate
- Video Editor Certificate
- Internet Development Certificate
- Adobe Training:
Photoshop; Illustrator; InDesign; Acrobat; Dreamweaver; Flash; Actionscript; Flex; After Effects; Premiere Pro; Encore; Soundbooth; Captivate for E-learning
- Apple Training:
Final Cut Pro; Make Your Own IPhone Applications; Garageband; Keynote
- 3D Animation Training:
Autodesk Maya; Autodesk 3D Studio Max
- IT Training & Certification:
5. FZD School of Design
Courses / Programs
FZD School of Design Pte Ltd in Singapore was founded and established by industry veteran Feng Zhu whose extensive experience in both video game and feature film design makes him one of the most sought after designers in the world. We offer a 1 year full-time diploma course in entertainment design as well as professional certificate courses that last about six weeks. Our courses cover a wide range of design topics such as video games, feature films, theme park designs, consumer products, toys, TV commercials, and set designs. We focus heavily on the importance of fundamental skills and the proper ways to develop your design abilities. We cater to both professionals looking to further their skills and to students who want to break into the entertainment industry.
Our aim is to mold you into an elite designer with a broad range of skills and graduate with a top notch portfolio. Our students gain a strong knowledge for perspective, lighting, composition, proportions, color theory and 3D software applications. Courses taught by experienced industry experts including Feng Zhu. We provide state-of-the-art equipment and software which are all kept up to date with what the industry uses.
1 year full-time diploma (12 months) :
- Diploma in Entertainment Design
Professional Certificate Courses: (average of 6 weeks long)
- Dynamic Sketching
- Concept Design
- Digital Painting
6. Jewellery Design & Management International School
Courses / Programs
Jewellery Design & Management International School (JDMIS) is located in Sunshine Plaza, Rochor district, Singapore. It is a unique International school, providing Jewellery Design and Management Programs.
JDMIS offers Certificate Courses leading to Diploma and Advanced Diploma in both design and management studies. We also offer many short 'modular' courses for students, who want to learn a specific skill and still have that learning contribute towards their longer Certificate & Diploma programs.
Situated in Singapore, Asia's Education Hub, JDMIS welcomes students from all over the world to explore the world of Jewellery Design and Management.
3dsense Media School in Singapore is easily recognised as one of the outstanding and pioneer digital 3D animation training institutes in Asia. What had started as an interactive digital web portal in 2000, the school has come a long way to evolve from its humble beginnings into the established, independent institution that it is now. Throughout this journey, our vision remains the same and that is to promote digital arts to Asia and around the world and to provide an intensive, professional training to nurture quality talents for the digital 3D entertainment industry.
Today, our institution has trained and armed many students with the skill sets and discipline to assimilate into the rigor of the digital industry seamlessly. It's no wonder that our students and alumni are being recruited around the world in noted studios such as Polygon Pictures (Japan0, Production I.G. (Japan), Double Negative (Singapore), Ubisoft (Singapore), LucasFilm (Singapore), Virtuos (China), Underground Logic (Philippines) and many more.
First Media Design School (formerly known as First International Design School) offers a diverse and comprehensive range of design and design management programmes. Headquartered in Singapore, FMDS is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Media Design and Education Group Singapore's largest local design communication group with more than 20 design studios in Singapore and the regional markets. FMDS specialises in graphic design, multimedia design, and design management programmes at Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels. It has articulation pathway for Bachelor of Arts studies to selected overseas universities including Royal Melbourne Information Technology (RMIT), Australia. FMDS Singapore is located in Middle Road, the heart of city and a short 5 mins walk to the National Library.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree Programmes (12 - 18 months)
- BA in Design (Graphic Design)
- BA in Multimedia Arts
- BA in Fashion Design
- BA in Interior Design
9. MAGES Institute Of Excellence
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located in the Orchard area of Singapore city centre, Mages Institute Of Excellence offers full-time and part-time certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses in Game Design and Animation which are rapidly developing sectors in Singapore and around the world. Mages is registered as a Private Education Institution (PEI) under Singapore Council for Private Education (CPE), UEN 200912099N.
Established by a team of industry professionals, Mages strives to provide quality and excellent education to our students who come from Singapore and around the world. We have a dedicated team of teaching professionals and staff who use relevant and up to date teaching materials which are constantly reviewed to reflect the latest technology and industry standards. Our reasonable course fees make our exciting and rewarding programs very affordable.
- Certificate in Game Design and Animation (1.5 months). This course is a pre-requisite for the MAGES diploma courses. Applicable to non 'O' Level Holders.
- Diploma in Game Design (1 year - part-time & full-time options)
- Diploma in Animation (1 year - part-time & full-time options)
- Advanced Diploma in Game Design (1 year - part-time & full-time options)
- Advanced Diploma in Animation (1 year - part-time & full-time options)
- Short Courses: Drawing Mastery; Digital Art and Concept Drawing
10. M.A.D. School
Courses / Programs
M.A.D. School (by Chatsworth Mediart Academy) is short for Marketing, Advertising, Design and helmed by award-winning practitioners. Our tagline "Thinker first. Creative second" reflects how we put thinking above creativity, meaning our students are taught to be thinking creatives.
- Professional Diploma in Advertising & Design
- Specialist Diploma in Advertising & Design
- Diploma in Communication & Design
- Professional Certificate in Communication & Design
- Professional Workshop