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Where to study design in Singapore

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If you are looking to pursue a design education in Singapore, Singapore’s polytechnics, arts schools and universities offer a variety of design and design-related programmes.

To see which private institution offer design programmes, please visit the SkillsFuture Singapore-Workforce Singapore’s website at www.ssg-wsg.gov.sg

Design Courses Offered by Institutes of Technical Education and Polytechnics

Institution nameProgrammes for Pre-Employment TrainingProgrammes for Continuing Education and Training
Institute of Technical EducationNitec in Fashion Apparel Production & Design
Nitec in Interior & Exhibition Design
Nitec in Product Design
Nitec in Visual Communication
Higher Nitec & Nitec in Architectural Technology 
Higher Nitec in Interactive Design
Higher Nitec in Visual Merchandising
Nitec in Services (Interior & Exhibition Design)
Nitec in Services (Visual Communication)
Higher Nitec in Services (Visual Merchandising)
Work-Study Diploma in Architectural BIM & Design
Work-Study Diploma in Media Communication & Digital Marketing
Nanyang PolytechnicDiploma in Experiential Product & Interior Design
Diploma in Interaction Design
Diploma in Visual Communication
Work-Study Programme – Specialist Diploma in Digital Content Creation for E-Commerce
Work-Study Programme – Specialist Diploma in Spatial Design
Work-Study Programme – Specialist Diploma in User Experience Design & Management
SGUnited Skills Programme & Formal Programme – Specialist Diploma in Design Strategy & Management
SGUnited Skills Programme & Formal Programme – Specialist Diploma in Service Experience Design & Innovation
SGUnited Skills Programme & Work-Study Programme – Specialist Diploma in Visual Communication
Ngee Ann PolytechnicDiploma in Design – Specialisation in Architecture or Product Innovation
Diploma in Landscape Design & Horticulture
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Republic PolytechnicDiploma in Design for Games & Gamification
Diploma in Design for User Experience
Diploma in Media Production & Design
Part Time Diploma in Design and Media (Digital Entertainment and Events)
Specialist Diploma in Digital Content Creation for Business
Specialist Diploma in User Experience for IT
SGUnited Skills Programme – Digital Content Creation and User Experience
Singapore PolytechnicDiploma in Architecture
Diploma in Interior Design
Diploma in Landscape Architecture
Diploma in Media, Arts & Design – Specialisation in Design for Communication & Experience
Part Time Diploma in Design (Visual Communication)
Specialist Diploma in User Experience & Digital Product Design
Temasek PolytechnicDiploma in Apparel Design & Merchandising
Diploma in Communication Design
Diploma in Interior Architecture & Design
Diploma in Product & Industrial Design
Part Time Diploma in Design (Visual Communication)
Work-Study Programme – Specialist Diploma in Branding Design
Work-Study Programme – Specialist Diploma in Integrated Digital Communication
Work-Study Programme – Specialist Diploma in Lighting Design
Specialist Diploma in Interior Design Practice

Design Courses Offered by Arts Institutions

InstitutionProgrammes for Pre-employment Training Programmes for Continuing Education and Training
LASALLE College of the ArtsDiploma in Creative Direction for Fashion
Diploma in Design for Communication and Experiences
Diploma in Interior Design
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Design Communication
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design and Textiles
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Media and Industries
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Design 
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Product Design
Masters of Arts in Design
Nanyang Academy of Fine ArtsDiploma in Advertising
Diploma in Design (Furniture and Spatial)
Diploma in Design (Interior and Exhibition) 
Diploma in Design (Landscape and Architecture) 
Diploma in Design (Object and Jewellery)
Diploma in Fashion Design
Diploma in Fashion Business and Management
Diploma in Graphic Communication
Diploma in Illustration Design with Animation 
Diploma in Screen Media
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Design Practice (in collaboration with the University of the Arts London)
Certificate in Design Experience and Interface
Certificate in Fashion Design
Certificate in Furniture Making
Certificate in Garment Construction
Certificate in Graphic Communication (Digital Graphic and Principles)
Certificate in Graphic Communication (Layout and Type)
Certificate in Infographics
Certificate in Interior Design (3D Visualisation)
Certificate in Interior Design (Technical Drawing)
Certificate in Jewellery Appreciation and Fabrication
Certificate in Visual Merchandising (Experiential Spatial Design)
Specialist Certificate in Interior Design – Effective Space Planning in Contract Design
Specialist Certificate in Interior Design – Ideas for Creative Home

Design Courses Offered by Autonomous Universities

Institution name
Programmes for Pre-Employment TrainingProgrammes for Continuing Education and Training
Nanyang Technological UniversityBachelor of Fine Arts in Design ArtMasters of Arts (Research) in Art, Design and Media
Doctor of Philosophy Programme in Art, Design and Media
National University of SingaporeBachelor of Arts in Architecture
Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture 
Master of Architecture (Coursework)
Master of Arts (Coursework) in Urban Design
Master of Arts (Research) in Architecture
Master of Arts (Research) in Industrial Design
Master of Landscape Architecture (Coursework)
Master of Science (Coursework) in Integrated Sustainable Design
Doctor of Philosophy (Research) in Architecture
Doctor of Philosophy (Research) in Industrial Design
Singapore Institute of TechnologyNilPostgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation
Singapore University of Technology and DesignBachelor of Science (Architecture and Sustainable Design)
Bachelor of Science (Design and Artificial Intelligence)
Master of Architecture
Master of Engineering in Innovation by Design
Doctor of Philosophy – Design

                                                                                                        Last updated on 28 September 2021

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