GRAPHIC DESIGN


UNITED KINGDOM QUALIFICATIONS

DIPLOMA
IN
VISUAL COMMUNICATION
(GRAPHIC DESIGN)

Awarded by: Raffles Singapore
Intakes: January, April, July, and October
Duration: 9 Months (Full-time)

ADVANCED DIPLOMA
IN
VISUAL COMMUNICATION
(GRAPHIC DESIGN)

Awarded by: Raffles Singapore
Intakes: January, April, July, and October
Duration: 1 Year and 3 Months (Full-time)

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)
IN
GRAPHIC DESIGN (TOP UP)

Awarded by: Coventry University, UK
Intakes: January, April, July, and October
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)

COURSE OVERVIEW

DIPLOMA

The Visual Communication Design Diploma course offers a fundamental training platform, which encompasses a broad range of design fields in graphic design.

Combining both traditional and digital visual techniques, the modules in this course, such as Drawing for Designers, Design Principles, Digital & Applied Illustration, Fundamentals of Typography, Graphic Print Production and more, are designed to provide students with the essential creative and technical skills through a balanced syllabus of theories and practical applications.

With constant exposure to the latest design trends and techniques in the industry, students will have built a solid foundation in graphic design upon completion of the course.

Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • IGCSE / GCE ‘O’; or
  • Equivalent

  1. 5 credits including English.
  2. Applicants who do not have a pass in English or IELTS 5.5 must take the Raffles English Placement Test.
  3. The minimum age requirement is 16-years of age.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA

The Visual Communication Design Advanced Diploma course is structured to strengthen students' design thinking and innovative problem-solving ability in design.

In addition to honing students’ advanced technical skill development in modules like Identity System Design, Advanced Typography, Advanced Layout and Production, Packaging Design, Advertising Design Principles, Independent Research and more, the course emphasizes industrial engagement through industry-driven assignments, industrial collaborative projects, as well as industrial attachment.

Upon completion of the comprehensive training in the course, students will become industry savvy and versatile designers who can conceptualize and execute graphic design works at a professional standard.

Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Diploma; or
  • Equivalent

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS) (TOP UP)
Coventry University

Graphic Design is a practice-based course with creative, critical, reflective and technical skills developed in the studio and enhanced by pertinent academic writing. Teaching is informed by staff research, practice and expertise. Students are actively encouraged to be imaginative, ambitious and resourceful to face the challenges of an unpredictable, demanding, globally-competitive and technologically-driven world. The course delivery includes a focus on design trends, industry developments, and future job opportunities both from a global as well as an Asia-specific perspective.

Sound pedagogic practice mixed with imaginative delivery and assessment methods will enable students to produce personal and expressive portfolios that demonstrate creative agility and technical prowess. Students will be helped to develop the necessary creativity, critical reflection, questioning, understanding, theoretical underpinning and practical skills to pursue successful professional careers in both home and international contexts.

The course is distinguished by an emphasis on experimentation, versatility and technical expertise. Students are supported by access to industry-standard software, workshops and studio environments. Typical graduate portfolios might include branding, publicity, info-graphics, animations, publishing or web and app design in a range of technology and media. Students have the opportunity to work on a mix of in-house assignments, self-initiated tasks, Singaporean, Asian, and international competition opportunities and live project briefs. The course is well established and prides itself on its ability to adapt and thrive in changing intellectual, professional and technical environments.

Staff research, practice and expertise feed into the course's qualities and characteristics. These chime with Coventry University's Mission Statement to provide outward-facing research with impact, to provide high-quality teaching, and to be dynamic, global and enterprising.

Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Advanced Diploma; or
  • Equivalent

COURSE MODULES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

In today’s economy, where the marketplace increasingly rewards creativity more than knowledge alone, graphic designers are in high demand. Their career can take many different pathways. Some graphic designers specialise in a particular skill, such as typography or editorial design, others may pursue careers as creative director or strategic planners.

Career options include:


  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Typographer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Brand and Packaging Designer
  • Creative Director

COURSE FEE

Programme Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design)
Term 1 2 3
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
Course Fee $22,500
Programme Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design)
Term 1 2 3 4 5
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the start of Term 4
Course Fee $22,500 $15,000
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the start of Term 5
Course Fee $30,0001 $7,500
Programme Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Graphic Design (Top Up)
Term 1 2 3 4
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the start of Term 3
Course Fee $15,000 $15,000
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
Course Fee $30,0001
  • 1 An instant rebate of $1,000 will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

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