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Diploma in Visual Communication and Media Design
(DVMD) S93
SP Design School (SD)

If you are intrigued by graphic design and advertising that engage your senses, and passionate about experimenting with emerging media -- you are the fearless one we want.

You will be immersed in a dynamic environment -- from a rigorous curriculum to exploratory projects, authentic industry exposure and exciting collaborations, here and abroad.

Have opportunities to gain recognition by showcasing your works through exhibitions and publications, get mentored to win competitions, and seek challenges beyond the classroom with like-minded peers.

Our comprehensive programme exposes you to the many facets of visual communication and media design -- graphic design, digital photography, illustration, 3D rendering and video production, interactive and new media design to branding communications.

What makes us special?

  • Integrated curriculum which provides a firm grounding in design fundamentals and formal skills needed to think critically and solve problems creatively
  • You will be immersed in a dynamic environment - from a rigorous curriculum to exploratory projects, authentic industry exposure and exciting collaborations, here and abroad
  • Insights into professional practice through engagements of reowned practitioners and guest speakers in the industry, through life projects and through industrial training programme in creative industry
  • Have opportunities to gain recognition by showcasing your works through exhibitions and publications, get mentored to win competitions, and seek challenges beyond the classroom with like-minded peers
  • A student-run integrated design agency called The Student Agency, which provides opportunities for students to work on live projects
  • New, purpose-built learning spaces in the New Design School Building, with "home-based" Design Studios, workshops and photography studio that are practice-oriented teaching environments with multimedia facilities

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

Aggregate Type: ELR2B2-D
Subject Grade

a) English Language

1 - 6

b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

1 - 7

c) Any two other subjects:

1 - 6

Note:

To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one of the following subjects:

  • Art / Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Studies
  • Creative 3D Animation
  • Design Studies
  • Design & Technology
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Higher Art
  • Media Studies (Chinese)
  • Media Studies (English)
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)

Common Foundation

  • Communicating for Personal and Team Effectiveness
  • Visual Arts Studio
  • Foundation Design Studio
  • Basic Drawing Class
  • Graphic Communication
  • History and Theory of Ideas 1

First Year

  • Communicating for Project (Proposal) Effectiveness
  • General Education 1
  • General Education 2
  • Drawing Studio
  • Visual Design Studio
  • Design Creativity and Cognition
  • 2D Motion Graphic
  • Digital Photography & Image Processing
  • History and Theory of Ideas 1

Second Year

  • Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3
  • Design, Creativity, Culture and Communications
  • Brand Design Studio
  • Brand Communication Studio
  • Copy Writing
  • Web Design
  • 3D Visualisation
  • Ethics and Law of IT and Media
  • Video and Audio Fundamentals
  • Industrial Training Programme

Third Year

  • Communicating for Professional Effectiveness
  • Integrated Design Studio
  • Portfolio Design and Presentation
  • Creative Entrepreneurship
  • Video for Advertising
  • Course-specific Option*

Course-specific Options - Students may choose one module from the following:

  • Advertising Communication
  • Creative Imaging for Communication
  • New Media Design

For a synopsis of the modules, click here.

Career Options:

  • Art Director
  • Brand Designer/Graphic Designer
  • Copywriter
  • Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interactive Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Photographer

 

Further Studies:

Graduate with an outstanding portfolio to pursue higher learning. Gain direct entry into first or second year of related degree programmes at local or overseas universities.