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Raffles Design Institute:
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.

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Photo of Design Degree Courses in SingaporeBachelor of Design Majoring in Fashion Design
The study of Fashion Design focuses on developing an in-depth understanding of fashion design through exploratory and experimental projects. This course takes the student from design concepts and processes through to final production, while teaching required business and contextual studies. It provides an integrated approach, combining creativity with applied technical proficiency.

With a strong foundation in technical proficiency and a good eye for market trends, students will start to hone their individual styles and identities through their collections. Training students to be flexible in responding to ever-changing market needs, technological developments and trends, fashion graduates will be more than ready to assume professional work in this fast-paced industry.

Bachelor of Design Majoring in Graphic Design
The study of Graphic Design involves an in-depth understanding of a Graphic Designer’s role in history, society and research. Students will have the opportunity to explore issues of culture, economics and social implications of graphic design solutions. Through major practical projects, students will hone their multi-disciplinary skills to offer creative and practical solutions, preparing them for challenging careers combining creativity, concepts and computer software skills in the highly competitive advertising and publishing industries.

Bachelor of Design Majoring in Multimedia Design
The purpose of this programme is to equip students with the fundamental broad-based skills in graphic design, afterwhich, students learn to transform 2D graphics into the 3D world by creating interfaces and integrate programming abilities to illustrate the wonders of using multiple forms of Interactive Media.

Students are also presented with the opportunity to research multimedia design trends and issues within society to produce an integrated suite of design solutions, taking into account aspects of culture, economics and social interaction.

Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) Majoring in Animation
The course of Animation emphasizes on the design and the production aspects of 2D and 3D animation, and developing skill sets in Life drawing, Background and Character Designs. In the ever-advancing technological new age, students will learn to sharpen their competitive edge in the region, using high-end equipments to edit in pre-production, production and post-production processes. Students will also have the opportunities to learn moving imagery skills and special effects, that are currently in demand in the film media and entertainment industries, both locally and internationally.

Image of Design Degree Courses in SingaporeBachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) Majoring in Games Design
The course of Games Design prepares students to be the “Mastermind” behind the games that people play. Besides learning game strategizing, game levels design, game scripting and production, students will also examine marketing, business and management issues.

Students are taught on the techniques and tools used in computer games development and computer animation in aspects of 2D and 3D animation, with combination of theoretical and activity-based leaning.

Bachelor of Design Majoring in Interior Design

The study of Interior Architecture encompasses the study of both architectural and design content within a built environment, while focusing on the human interface within a given space.

This course provides intensive training for students to become professional interior designers. Emphasis is placed on space planning, creative problem-solving, communication skills and knowledge of building materials, construction, computer-aided drafting and the history of design.

Bachelor of Design Majoring in Product Design
The study of Product Design involves the hands-on approach to technological, manufacturing skills and design management. Students will experience a broad-based, diagnostic curriculum – grasping investigational, analytical and problem-solving skills through a project based, modular system, which encourages the investigation and understanding of various specializations in Product Design. Students are also provided with ‘real-life’ client projects – underpinning the relevance and importance of industry requirements in a highly competitive design environment.

Bachelor of Design Majoring in Jewellery Design
This course will allow students to explore a variety of areas within traditional and contemporary Jewellery Design – where emphasis is placed on creativity, innovation, experimentation and the material application of technical skills. This course aims to integrate students into professional practice of the design and manufacture of jewellery and its associated products.

Bachelor of Design Majoring in Fashion Marketing
The study of Fashion Marketing and Management is an exciting field that opens one up to countless opportunities in the fashion industry. Student learn buying and merchandising practices, conceptualizing, advertising and promotional activities. Tailored to blend creative fashion knowledge with a solid grounding of business, marketing and contextual studies.

Specialisation in Retail Management
The course on Retail Management embraces one of the most established branches of the Marketing discipline, as indeed most retailing activity predates the concept of Marketing. Retail Management course commences with the student gaining a thorough insight into the retail industry and comprehending the various models of retail marketing. Students will learn to develop and manage the challenging retail environment and enhance its effectiveness by incorporaPhotos of Raffles Design Instituteting the tools of Marketing and Integrated marketing Communication.

Specialisation in Fashion Communication and Journalism
The study of Fashion Communication and Journalism focuses on an in-depth understanding of promotional activities, corporate journalism and publications, events planning, international public relations, communication plans and fashion photography. Upon completing the course, the students will understand the art of integrating Fashion and Journalism and exercise this knowledge into the real world of communication.

Master of Design
There is a clear demand in the design community for a Masters programme that is targeted towards the professional and commercial needs of the design professions and industry internationally.

In response to demand for ongoing professional development and life long learning integrated into a formal postgraduate degree, this Masters programme is the perfect opportunity for the students with Bachelor Degree to return to study, so that one can develop one’s skills, research capability and increase one’s knowledge base while gaining a valuable qualification.

The Master of Design offers four specializations leading to the award of:

- Master of Design (Digital Media)
- Master of Design (Fashion Design)
- Master of Design (Interior Design)
- Master of Design (Graphic Design)

We see the key objectives of the Master of Design to:

- Enhance the applied design skills of students to the level of master practitioner
- Develop a critically reflective practitioner who can work as a designer either independently or in teams, and with the management skills to supervise others or to manage design projects.
- Allow students to deepen their understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of design solutions
- Allow students to explore the interdisciplinary qualities of design
- Develop the research skills of students to enable them to pursue further research-based study

There are 4 generic types of subjects:

- Design Studio
- Design Theory
- Design Practice Seminar
- Elective

The course allows you to enhance your practical skills to the level of master practitioner through Design Studio modules, while furthPicture of Design Degree Courses in Singaporeering your theoretical understandings through Design Theory modules, developing a capacity for critical reflection on the profession of design through the Design Practice Seminar modules.

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Inspiration Design International School
Courses / Programs
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
Advanced Diploma in Interior Design - Full-time / Part-time (24 months)

Diploma in Interior Design - Full-time / Part-time (18 months).

Certificate in Interior Design and Decorative Techniques (12 months)

Short Courses (12 hours)
- Autodesk 3DS Max
- Autodesk AutoCAD
- Google SketchUp
- Adobe Photoshop
- Perspective Drawing
- Light & Lighting Interiors
- Styles of Interiors
- Furniture Product Knowledge

Specialist Certificate Courses (24 hours)
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
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..
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Updated: 2015-10-01
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
3dsense Media School
Courses / Programs
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.
Diploma in Digital Visual Effects and Animation (Full-Time, 1 year)

Part-Time Courses:

Specialist Certificate in:
- Autodesk 3dsMax
- Autodesk Maya
- Adobe After Effects
- Architectural & Visualization
- Character Animation Techniques
- Games & Feature Film Digital Sculpting

Professional Certificate in:
- Clay Sculpting
- Web Development
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