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Take your first step to embrace the power of good design. Send in your expression of interest to our email at enquiries@firstmedia.edu.sg today and our friendly consultant will be in touch with you within 2 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.


How to Apply

Minimum Entry Requirements for FMDS Qualifications

Specialist Diploma level

Direct Entry – Applicants will be enrolled directly into Specialist Diploma programmes if they meet the following criteria:

  • Singaporean and Singapore PR applicants: 3 GCE N Level Subjects including English with a D grade for each subject, or equivalent.
  • Foreign applicants: Completion of Grade 10 taught in English or completion of Grade 10 not taught in English with minimum IELTS score of 5 or minimum TOEFL score of 55, or equivalent

 

Conditional Entry – Applicants will be given conditional entry into Specialist Diploma programmes based on the following criteria:

  • Submission of a design portfolio subjected to assessment by FMDS Academic Team AND
  • Submission of resume and Letter(s) of Identity from employer(s) for matured candidates of minimum 25 years of age with a minimum of 2 years of working experience in a related field AND
  • Completion of the FMDS Design Foundation programme with a minimum Credit grade
Diploma Level

Direct Entry – Applicants will be enrolled directly into Diploma programmes if they meet the following criteria:

  • Singaporean and Singapore PR applicants:o 5 GCE O Level subjects including English with a C6 grade for each subject, or equivalent OR

    o Completion of an FMDS Specialist Diploma with a minimum Credit grade

  • Foreign applicants:o Completion of Grade 12 taught in English or completion of Grade 12 not taught in English with minimum IELTS score of 5 or minimum TOEFL score of 55, or equivalent OR

    o Completion of an FMDS Specialist Diploma with a minimum Credit grade

 

Conditional Entry – Applicants will be given conditional entry into Diploma programmes based on the following criteria:

  • Submission of a design portfolio subjected to assessment by FMDS Academic Team AND
  • Submission of resume and Letter(s) of Identity from employer(s) for matured candidates of minimum 25 years of age with a minimum of 2 years of working experience in a related field AND
  • Completion of an FMDS Specialist Diploma with a minimum Credit grade
Advanced Diploma Level

Direct Entry – Applicants will be enrolled directly into Advanced Diploma programmes if they meet the following criteria:

  • Singaporean and Singapore PR applicants:o Completed a Diploma in any discipline OR

    o 3 GCE A Level subjects including General Paper with a D grade for each subject, or equivalent OR

    o Completion of an FMDS Diploma with a minimum Credit grade

  • Foreign applicants:o Completed a Diploma taught in English or completion of Diploma not taught in English with minimum IELTS score of 5 or minimum TOEFL score of 55, or equivalent OR

    o 3 GCE A Level subjects including General Paper with a D grade for each subject, or equivalent OR

    o Completion of an FMDS Diploma with a minimum Credit grade

 

Conditional Entry – Applicants will be given conditional entry into Advanced Diploma programmes based on the following criteria:

  • Submission of a design portfolio subjected to assessment by FMDS Academic Team AND
  • Submission of resume and Letter(s) of Identity from employer(s) for matured candidates of minimum 25 years of age with a minimum of 2 years of working experience in a related field AND
  • Completion of an FMDS Diploma with a minimum Credit grade

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

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.