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First Media Design School

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Fast Facts

First Media Design School (FMDS) is a specialised 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.

FMDS pathway
Education Pathway

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

FMDS offers industry-based curriculum with integrated classroom lessons and practical studio knowledge conducted by industry practitioners. Students gain industry exposure through insightful sharing by successful guest speakers and regular outdoor learning activities. FMDS students are taught applied design thinking skills and self-mastery lessons to prepare them for the real world.

Programmes Offered

Diploma Programmes
Kick start your career in design through 18 months intensive design training.
Click here to check out the entry requirements.

Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

Diploma in Visual Communication (Multimedia)

Advanced Diploma
Learn from the best in the industry through 3 months internship and practical design management.
Click here to check out the entry requirements.

FMDS studentsAdvanced Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication (Multimedia)

Advanced Diploma in Digital Media Design

Specialist Diploma

Specialist Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

Specialist Diploma in Digital Design (UI/UX)

Specialist Diploma in Digital Marketing

Specialist Diploma in Design Management

FMDS Scholarship (Local students)

The First Media Scholarship is a merit scholarship supporting graphic design, multimedia or fashion design & merchandising diploma or any similar diploma holders to pursue their passion for graphic design or fashion at the degree level. Upon assessment by the management, recipients will either be granted a full or partial scholarship, of which the latter would entitle its recipients to a 50% subsidy of the entire course fees. The scholarship is tenable for the minimum period required to obtain Advanced Diploma qualifications (two years).


  • The FMDS Scholarship is open to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents undertaking full-time studies at FMDS.
  • Applicant must meet the entry requirements for Advanced Diploma or BA (Hons) programmes.
  • Recipients of the FMDS Scholarship may not hold any other scholarship, fellowship, grant or award concurrently.
  • The Scholarship is open to applicants who have not gained admission to, and who are not currently studying in any university or private institution.

First Media Design School
No 3/5 Teck Lim Rd
Singapore 088383
Tel: (65) 6337 8663
Fax: (65) 6337 1217
Email: [email protected]
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Twitter: FMDSsg
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