First Media Design School

Introduction

OVERVIEW

FMDS strives to transform minds and design destinies. Comprehensive career planning and development for students occur throughout their learning journey to match individual goals. Ultimately, the school aims to nurture successive generations of designpreneurs to become masters of their own destinies.

About FMDS

First Media Design School (FMDS) is a specialized boutique design institution, offering design, design management and design entrepreneurship programmes. It is the education arm of the First Media Group, one of Singapore’s most awarded groups in the design industry.

FMDS has established global partnerships with universities located in the US, UK and Australia, providing students with a wide range of higher learning pathways.

Beyond Singapore, FMDS currently cultivates talents in three other ASEAN countries:

  • Raffles College in Indonesia
  • ARVA School of Fashion in Indonesia
  • Career Academy Asia (CAA) in Philippines
  • Kent International College in Vietnam

About the First Media (FM) Group

With more than 25 years in the industry, the FM Group has cemented its reputation in Singapore and around the region as the premier design entity of choice. Its design experience ranges from corporate & retail design, marketing communication, public relations, packaging design, publishing, advertising, event management, interactive media and IOS app development.

Singapore’s Most Coveted Business Award for SMEs

Under the creative and business leadership of Mark Phooi, the FM Group won the Enterprise 50 Start-Up Award in 2005. Mark was also a recipient of the Top Entrepreneurs of the Year Award in 2006 organised by the Rotary Club and the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME).

The FM group is instrumental in creating several visual national identity projects. Past projects include those designed for the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA), Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore (CRA), National Environment Agency of Singapore (NEA), and Sing Health Group.

FMDS Vision, Mission & Values

Vision

FMDS strives to realize its 10:100 vision, from which it aims to nurture 100 ‘Designpreneurs’.

Mission

FMDS strives to cultivate a new generation of ‘whole brain’, industry-ready designers who possess both creative and cognitive commercial abilities, through its holistic teaching system consisting of design thinking and design management.

Value System

Trust, Respect, Integrity & Professionalism (TRIP)

Trust

is the root of success. FMDS promotes open dialogue with its employees, stakeholders, board of directors, shareholders and partners. With a team of like minded individuals working in a progressive organisation, trust becomes a crucial bonding element among FMDS staff.

Respect

generates loyalty and commitment among staff. FMDS has a flat hierarchical structure. This structure builds upon mutual respect among all levels of employees through direct and open communication.

Integrity

Honesty through operational transparency and diligence are all part and parcel of the school’s management virtues. The FMDS reputation is deeply rooted in these traits, which are fundamentally necessary for building a reputable education institute.

Professionalism

FMDS always strives to attract staff who epitomise these qualities: Professionalism, Hunger and Discipline.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Courses

Course in Graphic Design Essentials (Adobe Photoshop)

Campus Full time 30 hours August 2017 Singapore

This course aims to teach learners the fundamental application steps in communication design through the use of Photoshop. Learners will acquire design appreciation and design conceptual skills to develop a series of collaterals for campaign launch. [+]

Course in Graphic Design Essentials (Adobe Photoshop) This course aims to teach learners the fundamental application steps in communication design through the use of Photoshop. Learners will acquire design appreciation and design conceptual skills to develop a series of collaterals for campaign launch. Entry requirement 1. Basic computer operational knowledge and skills. 2. Able to speak, read and write in English. 3. Have an interest in arts and design. Methods of assessment All assessment is based on 100% coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate their design skills in the form of verbal and visual presentations and reports in preparation of portfolio work. Certification obtained upon completion of the programme WSQ Develop 2D Visuals Using Computer Software [-]

Course in Graphic Illustrations & Design Fundamentals (Adobe Illustrator)

Campus Full time 65 hours August 2017 Singapore

This course is specially designed to teach learners a holistic approach to appreciate and apply design basics, brand building and product packaging in 2D and 3D formats. [+]

Course in Graphic Illustrations & Design Fundamentals (Adobe Illustrator) This course is specially designed to teach learners a holistic approach to appreciate and apply design basics, brand building and product packaging in 2D and 3D formats. Learners will be taught how to develop a brand/visual identity system using illustrator software as a rendering tool. Entry requirement 1. Basic computer operational knowledge and skills. 2. Able to speak, read and write in English. 3. Have an interest in arts and design. Methods of assessment All assessment is based on 100% coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate their design skills in the form of verbal and visual presentations and reports in preparation of portfolio work. Certification obtained upon completion of the programme WSQ Produce Basic Illustrations and Graphics [-]

Course in Implement Design Thinking

Campus Full time 25 hours August 2017 Singapore

This course will teach learners various structured creative thinking systems (Design Thinking, Multi-dimensional Thinking, Thinking Levels and G.R.A.S.P Thinking Modes) to generate effective design ideas to solve simple to complex problems. [+]

Course in Implement Design Thinking This course will teach learners various structured creative thinking systems (Design Thinking, Multi-dimensional Thinking, Thinking Levels and G.R.A.S.P Thinking Modes) to generate effective design ideas to solve simple to complex problems. Widely applicable across different industries, even companies such as Airbnb adopt the use of design thinking as a methodology to help to develop highly effective problem solving solutions. Entry requirement 1. Basic computer operational knowledge and skills. 2. Able to speak, read and write in English. 3. Have an interest in arts and design. Methods of assessment All assessment is based on 100% coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate their design skills in the form of verbal and visual presentations and reports in preparation of portfolio work. Certification obtained upon completion of the programme WSQ Implement Design Thinking [-]

Course in Web Development & Design

Campus Full time 30 hours August 2017 Singapore

This course is designed to teach learners without technical knowledge to design and build a friendly and functional website. Emphasis is rooted on design aesthetics, functionality and user friendliness using Adobe Dreamweaver. [+]

Course in Web Development & Design This course is designed to teach learners without technical knowledge to design and build a friendly and functional website. Emphasis is rooted on design aesthetics, functionality and user friendliness using Adobe Dreamweaver. Entry requirement 1. Basic computer operational knowledge and skills. 2. Able to speak, read and write in English. 3. Have an interest in arts and design. Methods of assessment All assessment is based on 100% coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate their design skills in the form of verbal and visual presentations and reports in preparation of portfolio work. Certification obtained upon completion of the programme WSQ Design Dynamic Websites to Meet Technical Requirements [-]

Diploma

Diploma in Graphic Design

Campus Full time Part time 18 months July 2017 Singapore

Students will gain a broad-based knowledge on a variety of design communications disciplines, including advertising, branding, visual identity, packaging, typography and so on. At the end of the programme, students master the use of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign and Adobe Dreamweaver. [+]

Diploma in Graphic Design Students will gain a broad-based knowledge on a variety of design communications disciplines, including advertising, branding, visual identity, packaging, typography and so on. At the end of the programme, students master the use of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign and Adobe Dreamweaver. 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 requirement 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 Completed Upper Secondary School  /  Senior High School  / Grade 12 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 Pass in English Applicants may be eligible for exemption of selected units if they have previous working experience and/or qualifications in art, design or related industries 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... [-]

Double Diploma in Graphic Design & Multimedia

Campus Full time Part time 24 months July 2017 Singapore

Students will be cross-trained in both print and digital interfaces, gaining a wide breadth of knowledge and skills on a variety of design communications disciplines including advertising, branding, visual identity, packaging. [+]

Double Diploma in Graphic Design & Multimedia Students will be cross-trained in both print and digital interfaces, gaining a wide breadth of knowledge and skills on a variety of design communications disciplines including advertising, branding, visual identity, packaging. Apart from that, students will gain the necessary expertise to create 2D and 3D animation for various multimedia platforms including internet, television and movies. Course Details Course Duration: 24 months Intakes: January, April, July, October Modes of Study: Full-time / Part-time Entry requirement 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 Completed Upper Secondary School  /  Senior High School  / Grade 12 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 Pass in English Applicants may be eligible for exemption of selected units if they have previous working experience and/or qualifications in art, design or related industries 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 Animation, Film and Multimedia Interfaces Animation and Interface Design Short Film Production Sound for Screen and Multimedia Module 5 Design Specialisation Publication Design and Production Experimental Design Module... [-]

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Contact

FMDS

Address 088383, Singapore
Website http://firstmedia.edu.sg/
Phone +65 6337 8663