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Take your first step to embrace the power of good design. Send in your expression of interest to our email today and our friendly consultant will be in touch with you within 3 business days to walk you through the entire application process.

It’s that easy.

Apply for Specialist Diploma /Diploma / Advanced Diploma programmes.

You will begin at ground zero and the Diploma / Advanced Diploma programme and will work towards building a strong design foundation towards your next destination. Suitable for students with no or little design-related skills.

Entry Requirements

Specialist Diploma Programmes

  • Be at least 16 years old.
  • Minimum GCE “N” Levels with pass in English
  • *Applicants who fail to meet the minimum entry requirements are required to undergo interview with the academic member to ascertain the eligibility for the specialist diploma programme.

*Matured students with working experience who do not meet the minimum requirement can also apply. On case to case basis, they will be subject to a face-to-face interview, visual test, language proficiency test and portfolio presentation.

FMDS admits only Singaporeans, PRs, foreigners with valid work pass and/or dependent pass holders.

Diploma & Advanced Diploma Programmes

  • Be at least 16 years old.
  • Minimum 2 “O” levels credit with a pass in English, or
  • NITEC or higher NITEC with a pass in English
  • *Applicants who fail to meet the minimum entry requirements are required to undergo interview with the academic member to ascertain the eligibility for the respective diploma programme.

*Matured students with working experience who do not meet the minimum requirement can also apply. On case to case basis, they will be subject to a face-to-face interview, visual test, language proficiency test and portfolio presentation.

FMDS admits only Singaporeans, PRs, foreigners with valid work pass and/or dependent pass holders

Enrolment Period

January, April, July, October

Duration of Study

Tenure of study duration depends on programme selected.

Specialist Diploma – est. 6 months

Diploma – Top up est. 12 months

Advanced Diploma – Top up est. 12 months

FMDS Programme & Qualification Structure (PDF)

First Media Academy (FMA)

FMDS academic programmes are structured in a way all its design modules are offered by its subsidiary First Media Academy (FMA).

Workforce Singapore (WSQ)

Students who successfully completed these modules will be issued a Statement of Attainment (SOA) issued by Workforce Singapore (WSG).

First Media Design School (FMDS)

Upon successful completion of these stated WSQ modules, students then embark on the Final Major Project (FMP) conducted by First Media Design School (FMDS).

The qualifications are conferred by FMDS.

Get your Student Handbook here (PDF)


Need Assistance?

Unsure which programme is more suitable for you? Call us at 6337 8663 or email enquiries@firstmedia.edu.sg and we will guide you from there.