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Diploma in Experience and Product Design
(DXPD) S51
SP Design School (SD)

The future is in products and services that project an 'experience' beyond what they are – one that goes beyond form and function but also delivers an experience that engages, enlightens, and creates enjoyment. That's where a product finds its meaning.

Such is the approach taken by the Diploma in Experience and Product Design (DXPD) course. We aim to ignite the spark of genius in you, producing Experience and Product Designers that will create 'moments' of engagement between users and objects. You will be exposed to the many facets of experience design from the edible to the intangible; from spaces to services; from the user research to the designed solution.

What makes us unique?

  • DXPD partners and works with various renowned companies and organisations on design projects, developing novel, innovative and relevant experiences. Companies and organisations would include: DBS Bank, OCBC, P&G, DEL MONTE, SYMANTEC, HEWLETT PACKARD, URA, NEA, etc.
  • International opportunities to exhibit your work in venues such as the prestigious Salone Satellite in Milan and Maison'd Objet, Paris. Beyond that, students' works gain exposure at prominent local design fairs as well!
  • Students get the opportunity to work on projects involving immersive overseas experiences. Students travel to another country for several weeks to understand and immerse themselves in new cultures
  • Enriching curriculum that includes workshops and guest lectures by international designers as well as design specialists

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 - 7

b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

1 - 7

c) Any two other subjects:

1 - 6


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

  • General Education 1
  • General Education 2
  • Experience Design Methods
  • History and Theory of Ideas 1
  • Experience Design Studio 1
  • Visualisation & Communication 1
  • Materials & Processes 1
  • Design Interactions 1

Second Year

  • Industrial Training Programme
  • Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3
  • Experience Design Studio 2
  • Visualisation and Communication 2
  • Materials & Processes 2
  • Experience Design Methods 2
  • History and Theory of Design
  • Design Interactions 2

Third Year

  • Experience Design Studio 3
  • Visualisation & Communication 3
  • Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries
  • Design Interactions 3

For a synopsis of the modules, click here.

Career Options:

  • Experience Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Design Researcher
  • Entrepreneur
  • User Interface Designer
  • Exhibition Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interactive Media Designer
  • Visual Merchandising Designer


Further Studies:

Graduates have built their fledgling careers in various specialisation in the creative industries.

These specialisations include product design, furniture design, graphic and communications, design research, events and exhibitions as well as advertising.

DXPD has graduates pursuing degrees (both local and overseas, with advance standing) in the various specialisations as well.