A SkillsFuture Partnered Design and Design Management Institution

Design Your Career with Industry Experts

At First Media, we lead with purpose. We design lives, careers, and businesses to nurture tomorrow’s designpreneurs.


Watch our video and find out more about our proven Designpreneurship Teaching Pedagogy

Here at First Media, our students learn and practice the concepts of Triple A, I, C, and Es. This method ensures them that they will leave us with the capability of a multi-dimensional designer.

Why First Media?

With over 30 years of local and regional design industry practices and teaching experiences, First Media champions the designpreneurship pedagogy of self-leadership + design thinking + management practices + entrepreneurship to nurture tomorrow’s designpreneurs.

Established in 2005, First Media Design School (FMDS) started off as a passion project for Principal, Mark Phooi, who transited his career as a designpreneur to pursue his lifelong goal as an educator.

With our extensive history and experience in the education and design field, our goal is to enhance the employability of our learners through the delivery of industry-validated workshops and programmes, to instil valuable life lessons and to build a design-centric society.  

At First Media, we are run by designers, for designers.

Industry Speakers and Experiential Learning

Maximise your learning experience through hands-on learning and gain access to industry insights to learn what it takes to be an industry-ready designer!

Widen Your Network with Likeminded Individuals

Grow your career along with fellow aspiring designers, entrepreneurs, career switchers and work out new collaborations and career goals! 

Get Trained with Industry Led Practitioners

There’s no better experience than learning from the best. Our industry veterans will work with you on the skills needed to get your desired career on track! 

Diploma Graduates

Workshop Graduates

Companies Trained

Courses Available

Global Campuses

Let’s Find You A New Skill

Our SkillsFuture certified courses span across various industries and career-tracks. Whether you’re looking to become a UI/UX designer or a Designpreneur, our academy offers the necessary training to make sure you are well-equipped for today’s tech-centric workforce!

Diploma Qualifications

Take your career to the next level with formal qualifications with University pathways in Australia and UK! 

Design, UI/UX, Animation, Web Dev

Explore Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop to UI/UX and Web Design workshops!

Digital Marketing

Everything you need to know about Digital Marketing. For Beginners to Advanced Digital Marketers!

Design & Management

Take your business to the next level with Creative Design Thinking and Business Innovation workshops!

Data Analytics

Explore programming languages from Python and design them in our Data Visualisation workshops! 

Skillsfuture Partnership

As a SkillsFuture Partnered training academy, we offer courses that are funded by SkillsFuture Singapore and the Ministry of Education to assist individuals and corporations to elevate their workforce to aid with maximising their full potential.