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Academic Partners

FMDS  –  Your  Gateway  to  World-Class  Qualifications

A pathway to an internationally recognised degree is only one step away. Top up your 2-year Advanced Diploma programme with a year on campus or in the UK, US or Australia for your Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from a premier design-focused university.

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University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol

Based in the city of Bristol, the University of the West of England (UWE) is a top-tier UK university for art-related programmes.

  • 27,000 students
  • 6,000 postgraduate students
  • 3,463 international students
  • 3,000 academic staff
  • 3 campuses
  • 14 specialised departments
  • >600 courses
  • 95% of UWE Bristol graduates secure employment within six months of graduation
  • Ranked Top 30 UK university for art*
  • Ranked Top 100 UK university overall*

*As ranked by The Guardian University League Tables 2016
Find out more about the UWE programmes offered in FMDS here: www.uwe.ac.uk


University  Collaborators

To provide the best in design education for FMDS graduates, the school has formed collaborations with Griffith University (Australia), Shepherd University (United States) and Bath Spa University (United Kingdom) to offer students express pathways to a bachelor’s degree in design.



Griffith University

Griffith University is highly regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region.

Griffith University – Overview
– >150 educational institutions as partners
– 5 campuses
– > 40,000 students from 124 countries
– 9th largest higher education provider in Australia
– Partnerships with industry leaders and employers

Discover more about Griffith University here: www.griffith.edu.au



Shepherd University

Shepherd University (California) is located in the heart of Los Angeles, United States. Founded in 1999, the school has collaboration with a panel of outstanding scholars and professionals in the field of Information Technology and is granted accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools until 31st December 2015.

Professors at Shepherd University’s Hollywood CG School of Digital Arts has worked with
– Universal Studios
– Dreamworks
– Disney Interactive
– Sony Pictures Imageworks
– Twentieth Century Fox
– Nickelodeon Animation Studios
– Warner Bros

Participating projects include
– Avatar
– Transformers 3
– Kung Fu Panda
– 2012
– How to Train Your Dragon (3D)
– X-Men First Class
– God of War
– Medal of Honor and more


A) FMDS’ articulation agreement with Shepherd University(California) offers FMDS graduates of Advanced Diploma in Visual Communications (Graphic Design/Multimedia) programmes an option to study for their Bachelor’s degrees in the United States.

B) The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is a non-profit education corporation recognised by both the United States Secretary of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as an independent and autonomous national accrediting body.

To read more about Shepherd University, visit www.shepherduniversity.edu



Bath Spa University

Based in Bath, Bath Spa University (BSU) houses the Bath School of Art and Design that provides learning opportunities at undergraduate level. Subject areas taught include

– 3D Design: Idea Material Object
– Contemporary Arts Practice
– Fashion Design
– Fine Art
– Graphic Communication
– Photography and Digital Media
– Textile Design
– Creative Arts

BSU is also ranked 29th for Art & Design in Britain’s Complete University Guide for 2015.

Explore BSU’s programmes at www.bathspa.ac.uk