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 was 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 provides training 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.
"The intensive and creative design training through design studio and experiments have enabled me to sharpen my understanding and perception of design....
Since graduating from Inspiration, I have worked in a Singapore President Design Award-winning design consultancy firm as a designer for more than two years, I am now pursuing my further education in architecture design in NUS (MA)."
- Qi Shi Zhi, China; Bachelor Degree Graduate of Interior Design
Founded and established in 2009 by industry veteran, Feng Zhu, whose extensive experience in both the Video Game and Feature Film design make him one of the most sought after Entertainment Designers in the world; FZD seeks to provide a world class education for conceptual design.
Through our programs, we have trained both students and professionals alike, and helped them excel into the entertainment design industry. We aim to mold our students into elite designers with a broad range of skills and graduate with top notch portfolios; covering a wide range of design topics such as video games, feature films, theme park designs, consumer products, toys, TV commercials, and set designs.
London Art Portfolio provides successful Art and Design portfolio preparation courses in Central London in all areas of fine art and design to students from Singapore & around the world - at all levels. We help to prepare you for University applications, professional interviews, or your personal development!
Prepare for entry to a Masters Degree, Bachelor Degree, Foundation Diploma or Pre-Degree level course in Art and Design.
We ensure successful placements at all levels, including onto University of the Arts London, UCA & many other renowned art colleges & universities in the UK, USA & other locations around the world.
London Art Portfolio is run by Julia Dennis, a practicing artist with many years of experience in preparing art and design portfolios for degree applications, organising exhibitions and preparing students for interviews.
Julia has great success in placing British and international students onto the right course, at the right level, at any stage in your career.
With class size limited to 12 students, we offer a very personal, tailored service throughout the year.
"Central Saint Martins has offered me a place on Foundation Pathway: Graphic Design. I'm so happy! Thank you so much for your guidance and all heart that you put in to help me out." - Aleksandra, Poland
"At the end of the course, I had an interview at the London College of Fashion and was accepted! It was a great victory & I owe a lot to London Art Portfolio! Thank you very much!" - Paola, Italy
Art & Design Portfolio Courses / Career Change / Private Tutoring in:
- Fine Art
- Fashion Design
- Graphic Design
- 3D Design / Architecture
Year-round & Summer Courses: - Portfolio Preparation Courses: Study for 24, 12, 6, or 4 weeks
- 1 week Enrichment Course in Drawing or Model Making
- One-to-one Tutoring for Adults & Teenagers
- Art & Design Evening Classes
- 4-week Art & Design Summer Courses for Adults & Teens
- Corporate Workshops
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.
Take the first steps towards a new career or improve your employment prospects in a range of popular arts and design fields with Interactive Design Institute (IDI) - a leading provider of creative arts education to distance learning students in Singapore and worldwide.
We deliver online bachelor degrees and masters programs awarded by the University of Hertfordshire, one of the top ranking universities in the UK.
With full-time and part-time study options available, our accredited and internationally-recognised courses aims to teach you in-demand skills in popular career fields, including interior architecture, graphic design, fine art, illustration, and photography.
In addition, we deliver a Foundation Studies Diploma online.
We have three start dates per year (February, June & October) and you can apply at any time.
With over a decade of experience delivering accredited Art and Design qualifications online, we know how to give you the best chance of success.
In 2014, 79% of our BA (Hons) degree students graduated with a 2:1 or above.
Using our unique online learning system, you can learn at your own pace from the comfort of your home or office. Schedule your study around your work and family commitments.
Testimonial: "I knew that gaining a world-recognised qualification from the University of Hertfordshire could really help me have a successful career. In addition, I liked the fact that with IDI, students from around the world could share their study experience."
7. 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.
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.
Established in 2006, First Media Design School (FMDS) is dedicated to teach graphic design, multimedia, fashion design and merchandising programmes at Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Degree levels.
FMDS is the education arm of the First Media Group, one of Singapore’s most awarded groups in the design industry. Its clientele include Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA), Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore (CRA), National Environment Agency of Singapore (NEA), SingHealth Group, Singapore Management University (SMU), Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
The pillars of success of FMDS rest on having a recognised leadership in Singapore's design industry, design management, and designpreneurship teaching. FMDS is also formally registered with Council for Private Education (CPE) in Singapore.
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
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