Specialist Diploma in Design Management
Intakes: January, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER

Take your first step towards Designpreneurship! Pave your way to a successful design career by connecting business management skills with the creative talent to design!

Level - Fundamentals

Ideal for those looking to prepare themselves for a career in freelancing or start up their own design agencies!

Programme Outcome

Craft an overall strategic plan encompassing a management plan to execute business innovation products.

About the Programme

Bring Science to the Art of Strategic Thinking!

Be a leader that others can follow and depend on. This programme will give you a strategic understanding of how to integrate creative products to fit into today’s business needs.

At the end of the programme, you will be able to craft a business development plan to scale up successful business model innovation projects in the creative industries.


Brand Management

Draft and execute branding strategies through public relation campaigns


Conceptual Thinking

Visualise models and frameworks to analyse current events and issues


Fundamentals of Marketing

Understand the basics and different types of marketing

What will you learn? 

Application of Conceptual Thinking
Learn how to apply conceptual thinking to your design project work process to be able to predict the potential probabilities and impacts of threats and opportunities based on future trends.
Brand Management
Learn about brand strategy which includes Brand Image, Brand Identity, Brand Awareness, Customer Perception, Brand Loyalty and Brand Association.
Integrated Marketing Communications
Understand the differences between traditional and digital marketing. Also learn to plan and execute marketing campaigns.
Business Planning
Craft a management plan to execute business innovation projects to determine the most feasible ideas in the creative industries.

Programme Fees

SGD $6,575.58 (Inclusive of GST)

Talk to us about Financing Options!


January, April, July, October

Programme Duration

Full Time: 8 months, 5 days a week

Part Time: 8 months, 3 days a week

Intakes Yearly


Career Opportunities

  • Freelance Designer / Freelance Project Manager
  • Design Studio Manager 
  • Art Director
  • Account Manager / Brand Manager
  • Designpreneur

Entry Requirements

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 ‘O’ Level subjects with minimum C6 grade for each subject, or equivalent
  • 18 years old and above
  • 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

Financing Info

  • All workshops are eligible for Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) deduction.
  • All prices are subject to GST.
  • All fees listed are indicative and subject to change as determined by First Media Design School.
  • First Media Design School reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove the course fees of the stipulated course(s) without prior notice.