Orita Sinclair School of Design, New Media & the Arts:
Orita Sinclair School of Design, New Media & the Arts is a leading boutique arts school in Singapore offering certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses in the fields of Design Communication, New Media Art and Electro-Sonics to students from around the world. The Orita Sinclair Apprenticeship Programme is a 7-month Specialist Diploma in Design Communication that allows you to get hands-on industry experience in a studio environment. It is similar to a practicum or work experience placement. The language of instruction is English. We are EduTrust and ERF certified.
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Orita Sinclair Apprenticeship Programme - Specialist Diploma in Design Communication:
You will learn in a studio environment under Creative Directors who run successful design studios. You will learn about executing briefs, understanding clients' needs and receive expert critique that will help you to improve. On completion, you will have a highly impressive portfolio - your talent made tangible - and be in an excellent position to achieve your dream design position.
The apprenticeship program consists of 8 modules which include Graphic Design Studio modules, Negotiated Study modules and Design Culture and Practices modules. Each module is 72 hours long and all modules involve projects.
- Graphic Design Studio Modules:
The focus of these modules is to train apprentices to interpret and respond to a brief. The objective is to provide you with the opportunity to develop strategies to tackle branding campaigns targeted at clients with different requirements and needs. You will complete 3 modules which are separated based on 3 projects over the duration of 3 terms.
- Negotiated Study Modules:
The focus of these modules is to allow apprentices the opportunity and autonomy to propose projects that will showcase their creativity and individuality as a designer. Apprentices are required to do their own market research to see what the current trends are and come up with a proposal. There are 2 modules which are separated based on 2 projects over the entire duration of the course.
- Design Culture and Practices Modules:
The focus of these modules is to allow apprentices the opportunity to work in teams, similar to real life work situations in a design agency. These modules will run throughout the entire duration of the course. The modules are separated based on 2 group projects and 1 individual project.
All apprentices are expected to fulfill the requirements of all 8 modules by the stipulated deadlines given, and present all their works at the end of their programme during the End-of-Course Evaluation.
Admission requirements include:
3 ‘N’ levels or equivalent; Minimum age 16 years; English ‘N’ level C6 or equivalent; Portfolio Presentation and Interview. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirement but show talent will be interviewed and attended to on a case by case basis.