Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

You will gain a broad-based knowledge on an array of design communications disciplines including advertising, visual identity, packaging and publication design as well as production.

Overall, this programme aims to develop the conceptual and idea generation abilities required to produce innovative and effective communication solutions or products through print and/or online mediums.

Course Details

Course Duration: 18 months

Intakes: January, April, July, October

Modes of Study: Full-time / Part-time

Entry Requirements

Local Students

  • Minimum 16 years old and above
  • Minimum 2 GCE O-Level or 3 N-Level credits with a pass in English, or ITE / Higher NITEC Certificate Holders with minimum 2.5 GPA
  • All applicants will be subjected to a visual aptitude test followed by an interview session with FMDS academic heads prior to official acceptance into the programme
  • Applicants may be eligible for exemption of selected units if they have previous working experience and/or qualifications in art, design or related industries

*Local students include Singaporeans, PRs, foreigners with valid work pass and dependent pass holders.

Course Outline

Module 1

Design Fundamentals (Foundation)

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

Module 2

Design Studies (Foundation)

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

Module 3

Principle of Design (Foundation)

  • Principle of Layout
  • Typography for Design
  • Web Design

Module 4

Design Specialisation

  • Publication Design and Production
  • Animation and Interface Design
  • Experimental Design

Module 5

Design Appreciation

  • Packaging Design
  • Design Techniques
  • Brand Design

Module 6

Design Major

Career Outcomes

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

  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Advertising Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Web Designer
  • Computer Animator

Success Stories

Studying graphic design was a career change for me, so I was really keen to find a course with strong links to the “real world”. I am happy I found this at FMDS. Over the last year, I was taught by industry practitioners and the coursework was directly relevant to developing my portfolio, which I believe will be the key to finding a design job here in Singapore. – Mirele Mariafrancesca (Italian), joined FMDS in 2014

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated March 1, 2019
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