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 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

Diploma in Design Communication

Diploma in Design Communication with Business Application

Diploma in Interaction Design

Programme Start Application Close
(International)
Application Close
(Local)
Programme
End (Full Time)
Programme
End (Part Time)
3rd July 2017 9th May 2017 9th Jun 2017 2nd July 2018 2nd Jan 2019
2nd Oct 2017 9th Aug 2017 9th Sep 2017 1st Oct 2018 1st April 2019
2nd Jan 2018 9th Nov 2017 9th Dec 2017 2nd Jan 2019 1st July 2019
2nd Apr 2018 9th Feb 2018 9th Mar 2018 1st April 2019 1st Oct 2019
2nd Jul 2018 9th May 2018 9th Jun 2018 1st Jul 2019 2nd Jan 2020
1st Oct 2018 9th Aug 2018 9th Sep 2018 30th Sep 2019 30th March 2020

 

Diploma in Music Production & Audio Engineering

Programme Start Application Close
(International)
Application Close
(Local)
Programme
End (Full Time)
Programme
End (Part Time)
3rd July 2017 9th May 2017 9th Jun 2017 2nd July 2018 2nd July 2019
2nd Oct 2017 9th Aug 2017 9th Sep 2017 1st Oct 2018 1st Oct 2019
2nd Jan 2018 9th Nov 2017 9th Dec 2017 2nd Jan 2019 2nd Jan 2020
2nd Apr 2018 9th Feb 2018 9th Mar 2018 1st April 2019 1st April 2020
2nd Jul 2018 9th May 2018 9th Jun 2018 1st Jul 2019 1st Jul 2020
1st Oct 2018 9th Aug 2018 9th Sep 2018 30th Sep 2019 30th Sept 2020

Advanced Diploma Schedule

Advanced Diploma in Music Production

Programme Start Application Close
(International)
Application Close
(Local)
Programme
End (Full Time)
Programme
End (Part Time)
2nd Oct 2017 9th Aug 2017 9th Sep 2017 1st Oct 2018 1st October 2019
2nd Apr 2018 9th Feb 2018 9th Mar 2018 1st Apr 2019 1st Apr 2020
1st Oct 2018 9th Aug 2018 9th Sep 2018 30th Sep 2019 30th Mar 2020

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
FMCG Packaging Design 5 Sessions S$400
Corporate Identity Design 5 Sessions S$400
Layout Design 5 Sessions S$400

* 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 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