Overview

FMDS strives to transform minds and design destinies. Comprehensive career planning and development for students occur throughout their learning journey to match individual goals. Ultimately, the school aims to nurture successive generations of designpreneurs to become masters of their own destinies.

About FMDS

First Media Design School (FMDS) is a specialized boutique design institution, offering design, design management and design entrepreneurship programs. It is the education arm of the First Media Group, one of Singapore’s most awarded groups in the design industry.

FMDS has established global partnerships with universities located in the US, UK and Australia, providing students with a wide range of higher learning pathways.

Beyond Singapore, FMDS currently cultivates talents in three other ASEAN countries:

  • Raffles College in Indonesia
  • ARVA School of Fashion in Indonesia
  • Career Academy Asia (CAA) in the Philippines
  • Kent International College in Vietnam

About the First Media (FM) Group

With more than 25 years in the industry, the FM Group has cemented its reputation in Singapore and around the region as the premier design entity of choice. Its design experience ranges from corporate & retail design, marketing communication, public relations, packaging design, publishing, advertising, event management, interactive media and IOS app development.

Singapore’s Most Coveted Business Award for SMEs

Under the creative and business leadership of Mark Phooi, the FM Group won the Enterprise 50 Start-Up Award in 2005. Mark was also a recipient of the Top Entrepreneurs of the Year Award in 2006 organised by the Rotary Club and the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME).

The FM group is instrumental in creating several visual national identity projects. Past projects include those designed for the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA), Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore (CRA), National Environment Agency of Singapore (NEA), and Sing Health Group.

FMDS Vision, Mission & Values

Vision

FMDS strives to realize the 10:100 vision, from which it aims to nurture 100 ‘Designpreneurs’.

Mission

FMDS strives to cultivate a new generation of ‘whole brain’, industry-ready designers who possess both creative and cognitive commercial abilities, through its holistic teaching system consisting of design thinking and design management.

Value System

Trust, Respect, Integrity & Professionalism (TRIP)

Trust

is the root of success. FMDS promotes open dialogue with its employees, stakeholders, the board of directors, shareholders and partners. With a team of like-minded individuals working in a progressive organisation, trust becomes a crucial bonding element among FMDS staff.

Respect

generates loyalty and commitment among staff. FMDS has a flat hierarchical structure. This structure builds upon mutual respect among all levels of employees through direct and open communication.

Integrity

Honesty through operational transparency and diligence are all part and parcel of the school’s management virtues. The FMDS reputation is deeply rooted in these traits, which are fundamentally necessary for building a reputable education institute.

Professionalism

FMDS always strives to attract staff who epitomise these qualities: Professionalism, Hunger and Discipline.

Programmes taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Course

First Media Design School

This course is specially designed to teach learners a holistic approach to appreciate and apply design basics, brand building and product packaging in 2D and 3D formats. ... [+]

Course in Graphic Illustrations & Design Fundamentals (Adobe Illustrator)

This course is specially designed to teach learners a holistic approach to appreciate and apply design basics, brand building and product packaging in 2D and 3D formats. Learners will be taught how to develop a brand/visual identity system using illustrator software as a rendering tool.

Entry requirement Basic computer operational knowledge and skills. Able to speak, read and write in English. Have an interest in arts and design.

Methods of assessment

All assessment is based on 100% coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate their design skills in the form of verbal and visual presentations and reports in preparation of portfolio work.... [-]

Singapore
August 2019
English
Full time
65 hours
Campus
Read more in English
First Media Design School

This course is designed to teach learners without technical knowledge to design and build a friendly and functional website. Emphasis is rooted on design aesthetics, func ... [+]

Course in Web Development & Design

This course is designed to teach learners without technical knowledge to design and build a friendly and functional website. Emphasis is rooted on design aesthetics, functionality and user friendliness using Adobe Dreamweaver.

Entry requirement Basic computer operational knowledge and skills. Able to speak, read and write in English. Have an interest in arts and design.

Methods of assessment

All assessment is based on 100% coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate their design skills in the form of verbal and visual presentations and reports in preparation of portfolio work.

Certification obtained upon completion of the programme ... [-]
Singapore
August 2019
English
Full time
30 hours
Campus
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Diploma

First Media Design School

Become industry-ready with our tested and proven education cultivated from over 30 years of experience in the design field. Learn the technical skills of using design sof ... [+]

Individuals who are looking for a career upgrade/switch may do so through our Specialist Diploma in 12 Months* Part-time programme:

Specialist Diploma in Digital Design (UI/UX)

Course Schedule:

1-year duration

4 terms (13 weeks per term)

Every module will have its own assessments after all the classes are completed

Each term will have 4 - 5 Saturday Full Day Classes (9 am – 6 pm)

2 Weekly Classes (Mon – Thurs, 7 pm – 10 pm)

Modules Included:

Idea Generation Techniques Design, Thinking for Digital Marketing, Art Direction and Videography, Digital Marketing Fundamentals, Graphic Design Essentials (Adobe Photoshop), Implement Design Thinking(User Experience), User Interface Design (Adobe XD), Web Development & Design Graphics Illustrations and Design Fundamentals (Adobe illustrator), Digital Design Planning and Execution (Capstone Project)... [-]

Singapore
September 2019
English
Part time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English
First Media Design School

Become industry-ready with our tested and proven education cultivated from over 30 years of experience in the design field. Learn the technical skills of using design sof ... [+]

Individuals who are looking for a career switch to the design industry may join our community through our Specialist Diploma in 12 Months* Part-time programme:

Specialist Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

Course Schedule:

1-year duration

4 terms (13 weeks per term)

Every module will have its assessments after all the classes are completed

Each term will have 4 - 5 Saturday Full Day Classes (9 am – 6 pm)

2 Weekly Classes (Mon – Thurs, 7 pm – 10 pm)

Modules Included:

Idea Generation Techniques, Conceptual Thinking Using Design, Thinking Methodologies, Graphics Illustrations, and Design Fundamentals (Packaging Design), Graphics Design Essentials (Adobe Photoshop), Design Studio Management, Publication Design (Adobe Indesign), Typography for Design, Integrated Marketing Communications, Art Direction & Videography, Mix Media, Prepare New Design (Final Major Project)... [-]

Singapore
September 2019
English
Part time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English