Admission Requirements

Diploma Programmes

  1. Minimum 16 years of age.
  2. A pass in any 3 subjects (inclusive of English*) at N Level or equivalent.
  3. For applicants who do not meet requirement ii, a placement test is administered before an applicant can be enrolled into this course. Entry into the course is dependent on results of a placement test.

* Equivalent English qualifications include internet-based TOEFL (score of 75 and above), and IELTS (overall score of 5.0 and above)

+ Applicants with NITEC may apply.

Advanced Diploma / Specialist Diploma Programme

  1. Diploma in Design Communication or equivalent.
  2. Portfolio
  3. Minimum 16 years of age.
  4. A pass in any 3 subjects (inclusive of English*) at N Level or equivalent.
  5. For applicants who do not meet requirement i or iv, a placement test is administered before an applicant can be enrolled into this course. Entry into the course is dependent on results of placement test. Applicants with substantial industry practice will be interviewed and attended to on a case by case basis.

* Equivalent English qualifications include internet-based TOEFL (score of 75 and above), and IELTS (overall score of 5.0 and above)

+ Applicants with NITEC may apply.

Admission Procedures

General Information

Interested applicants need to fax, email or snail mail a completed application form with supporting documents to the school.
No application fee needs to be paid at this point.

All successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer. Upon receipt of the Letter of Offer, successful applicants need to pay the application fee (by cash, cheque or telegraphic transfer) before the application is processed further.  Upon receipt of the application fee, all applicants will receive the Student Contract. Students need to return the signed copies of the student contract to the school.

Local applicants
(Singapore citizens / permanent residents)

Upon receipt of the signed Student Contract, the school will send the Payment Voucher to local applicants, with instructions on how to pay the course fees to the school’s account. In addition, the school will inform applicants of the orientation date and the admission procedure is complete for applicants who are Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident.

International applicants

For international applicants, upon receipt of the signed Student Contract, the school will apply for a student pass on behalf of the student via SOLAR+. The student pass application process typically takes 6 to 8 weeks. Once the school receives the In-Principle letter of approval from ICA, the school will inform international applicants to book an appointment to collect the student pass via ICA’s website. At the same time, the school will send the Payment Voucher to international applicants, with instructions on how to pay the course fees into the school’s account. In addition, the school will inform applicants of the orientation date and the admission procedure is complete for international applicants.

Diploma Schedule

Diploma in Visual Communication and Media Design

Programme Start Application Close
(International)
Application Close
(Local)
Programme
End (Full Time)
Programme
End (Part Time)
3rd Jan 2017 3rd Nov 2016 21st Dec 2016 2nd Jan 2018 2nd July 2018
3rd Apr 2017 3rd Feb 2017 27th Mar 2017 2nd Apr 2018 1st Oct 2018
3rd July 2017 3rd May 2017 21st June 2017 2nd July 2018 2nd Jan 2019
2nd Oct 2017 2nd Aug 2017 25th Sep 2017 1st Oct 2018 1st Apr 2019

 

Diploma in Music Production & Audio Engineering

Programme Start Application Close
(International)
Application Close
(Local)
Programme
End (Full Time)
Programme
End (Part Time)
3rd Jan 2017 3rd Nov 2016 21st Dec 2016 2nd Jan 2018 2nd Jan 2019
3rd Apr 2017 3rd Feb 2017 27th Mar 2017 2nd Apr 2018 2nd Apr 2019
3rd July 2017 3rd May 2017 21st June 2017 2nd July 2018 2nd July 2019
2nd Oct 2017 2nd Aug 2017 25th Sep 2017 1st Oct 2018 2nd Oct 2019

 

Diploma in Design Communication

Programme Start Application Close
(International)
Application Close
(Local)
Programme
End (Full Time)
Programme
End (Part Time)
3rd Jan 2017 3rd Nov 2016 21st Dec 2016 2nd Jan 2018 2nd July 2018
3rd Apr 2017 3rd Feb 2017 27th Mar 2017 2nd Apr 2018 2nd Oct 2018
3rd July 2017 3rd May 2017 21st June 2017 2nd July 2018 2nd Jan 2019
2nd Oct 2017 2nd Aug 2017 25th Sep 2017 1st Oct 2018 1st Apr 2019

 

Specialist Diploma in Design Communication

Programme Start Application Close
(International)
Application Close
(Local)
Programme
End (Full Time)
Programme
End (Part Time)
3rd Jan 2017 3rd Nov 2016 21st Dec 2016 2nd Aug 2017 n/a
3rd Apr 2017 3rd Feb 2017 27th Mar 2017 2nd Nov 2017 n/a
3rd July 2017 3rd May 2017 21st June 2017 2nd Feb 2018 n/a
2nd Oct 2017 2nd Aug 2017 19th Sep 2017 2nd May 2018 n/a

Diploma in Design Communication with Business Application

Programme Start Application Close
(International)
Application Close
(Local)
Programme
End (Full Time)
Programme
End (Part Time)
3rd Jan 2017 3rd Nov 2016 21st Dec 2016 2nd Apr 2018 2nd Apr 2018
3rd Apr 2017 3rd Feb 2017 27th Mar 2017 2nd July 2018 2nd July 2018
3rd July 2017 3rd May 2017 21st June 2017 1st Oct 2018 1st Oct 2018
2nd Oct 2017 2nd Aug 2017 25th Sep 2017 2nd Jan 2019 2nd Jan 2019

 

Diploma in Interaction Design

Programme Start Application Close
(International)
Application Close
(Local)
Programme
End (Full Time)
Programme
End (Part Time)
3rd Jan 2017 3rd Nov 2016 21st Dec 2016 2nd Jan 2018 2nd July 2018
3rd Apr 2017 3rd Feb 2017 27th Mar 2017 2nd Apr 2018 1st Oct 2018
3rd July 2017 3rd May 2017 21st Jun 2017 2nd July 2018 2nd Jan 2019
2nd Oct 2017 2nd Aug 2017 25th Sep 2017 1st Oct 2018 1st Apr 2019

Short Courses

Design Communication Courses

Registration Fee $30

Course Duration* Cost
Certificate in Design Communication and Copywriting 12 Sessions  S$1200
Certificate in Digital Imaging and Photography  12 Sessions  S$1200
Certificate in Typography  12 Sessions  S$1200
Copywriting (SkillsFuture, Singapore)  4 Sessions  S$360
Certificate in Image-making and Production  12 Sessions  S$1200
Certificate in Brand Design  12 Sessions  S$1200
Certificate in Packaging Design  12 Sessions  S$1200
Certificate in Publication Design 12 Sessions S$1200

* Each session’s duration is 3 hours

Interaction Design Courses

Registration Fee $30

Course Duration* Cost
Certificate in Web and Mobile Interface Design 12 Sessions S$1200
Certificate in Interface Design & Interactivity 12 Sessions S$1200
Certificate in Information Design 12 Sessions S$1200
Certificate in User Experience Studio 12 Sessions S$1200
Certificate in Data Visualization 12 Sessions S$1200
Certificate in Way Finding 12 Sessions S$1200

* Each session’s duration is 3 hours

 

Audio Courses

Registration Fee $30

Course Duration* Cost
Certificate in Audio Principles 16 sessions S$1440
Certificate in Contemporary Music Theory 12 Sessions S$1080
Certificate in Hit Songwriting 12 Sessions S$1080
Certificate in Audio Post-Production 12 Sessions S$1080
Certificate in Logic Pro X 4 sessions S$360
Certificate in Rock Music Production 12 Sessions S$1080
Certificate in Pop Music Production 12 sessions S$1080
Certificate in Live Recording Techniques 16 sessions S$1440

* Each session’s duration is 3 hours