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Advanced Diploma Program

Double Diploma in Graphic & Multimedia Design

Our Designpreneur Program is managed in collaboration with First Media Design School (FMDS) Singapore. After completing this program, students will have the opportunity to progress to a Bachelor Degree program conferred by University of the West of England (UWE) in FMDS Singapore or in the University home campus (UK).

“The first of its kind, the Double Diploma program marries both Graphic Design and Multimedia elements. Apart from creative communication, you will gain a wide breadth of knowledge on a variety of design communications disciplines including advertising, branding, visual identity, packaging and design management.”

In this course you will gain the necessary expertise to create 2D and 3D animation for various multimedia platforms including the Internet, digital interfaces, television and movies. The curriculum also equips students with idea generation abilities for endless inspiration in storytelling.

Course Details
  • Course Duration: 30 months (full-time)
  • Intakes: January, July, October
  • Qualification:

    Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design & Multimedia) (*Awarded by FMDS Singapore)

Course Outline
Module 1

Design Fundamentals (Foundation)

  • Creative Communication
  • Digital Graphic Design
  • Principle of Design & Idea Generation
Module 2

Design Studies (Foundation)

  • Mixed Media Drawing & Rendering
  • Art Direction
  • Design Theory
Module 3

Principle of Design (Foundation)

  • Typography for Design
  • Web Design
  • Principle of Layout
Module 4

(Graphic Design Major)

  • Experimental Design
  • DST
  • Publication Design
Module 5

(Multimedia Major)

  • Sound for Screen Design
  • 3D Modelling
  • 3D Animation
Module 8


Module 4

(Multimedia Major)

  • Short Film Production
  • DST
  • Motion Graphic Design
Module 6

Design Management

  • Business Plan and Proposal
  • Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC)
  • Branding

Module 5

(Graphic Design Major)

  • Packaging Design
  • Brand Design
  • Design Technique
Module 7

Final Major Project

Admission Criteria

Academic Requirements:

  • SMA 2 & SMA 3 / Year 11 & Year 12 with average of 7 for 5 academic subjects and 5 passes with average of 55, no marks below 50 (including English and Math), OR
  • O Level/ STPM with completion of 5 subjects with a minimum of 5 C’s (including English and Math), OR
  • A Level/ STPM with completion of 5 subjects with a minimum of 3 C’s (including English and Math)

English Requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0, OR
  • A pass in RC English Placement Test (min. 80).

Entry Test Requirments:

  • English Test
  • Design Aptitude Test 
  • Drawing
  • Portfolio (especially for Design Program; if any)
Further Studies

Upon completing Raffles College Designpreneur Program, students will be awarded Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication. Students who wish to continue their studies will be able to do a 1 year “top up” Bachelor of Arts programs conferred by University of the West of England in First Media Design School Singapore, or 1.5 year “top up” to University of the West of England, UK.

Career Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design & Multimedia) program, you can aspire to have an exciting career as a:

  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Advertising Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Web Designer
  • Computer Animator
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Product Designer
  • Concept Artist
  • Audio Video System Designer
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