THIS ONE-YEAR DIPLOMA provides you with an all-rounded design education where you undergo training in the fundamental concepts and skills of graphic design and copywriting before studying the intricacies of brand, packaging and publication designs, and the preparation of professional practice that entails as an industry practitioner.

THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE is an open, discussion-driven, caring and supportive learning environment as you will be working closely with our faculty of industry professionals in small class sizes of a teacherto- student ratio of 1 : 20 on average.

THE TAKEAWAY is we hone your ability to create strong concepts and solutions to craft strategies to communicate effectively with your target audience.


  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Brand Designer
  • Copywriter
  • Illustrator
  • Editorial Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Packaging Designer
  • Educator

The module teaches students two parts of design communication: image & text. Students will learn to appreciate the elements & principles of design and methods to apply it effectively, as well as the basics in colour theory, form and structure. Students will be provided with an introduction to copywriting and how companies use copywriting to promote their brands. As part of the module, students will be equipped with the essentials of body copy, how to write for both online and offline media outlets together with techniques that enhance their text and brand awareness.

Total Hours: 36 hours

Equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to take photographs and manipulate them using digital imaging for use in their other projects. This module is made up of two parts. The first part introduces students to digital photography using Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera and the second part shall introduce them to digital imaging for photographers using Adobe Photoshop CC.

Total Hours: 36 hours

Focuses to help participants identify the characteristics of typefaces and their uses. Students will learn how to select typefaces in supporting the message & design. Students will explore traditional typography and also learn the technical aspects of typesetting. Students will develop an eye for choosing typefaces that are best suited for the project.

Total Hours: 36 hours

Its aim is to open students up to the theoretical underpinnings of modern art movements and how they influence contemporary graphic design. Students are required to research and write formal essays that follow international standards of citation and drafting up a bibliography.

Total Hours: 36 hours

Students will be introduced to essential drawing & rendering techniques, and experimental processes in image making. Students are required to research and understand the characteristics of various tools, materials and media and will get to experiment with them to communicate messages at the most effective and innovative ways.

Total Hours: 36 hours

Focusses on designing for web and mobile platforms. Its aim is for students to design static pages and learn basic web authoring skills and to provide a general understanding of web programming and its functions.

Total Hours: 36 hours


Introduces students to the techniques, processes & considerations in brand development, consumer connection and designing identity material. Students will be exposed to the creative process involved in the development of brand collateral and design planning. Students will also learn how to design according to brand standards and add visual appeal into their imagery.

Total Hours: 36 hours

This unit teaches students about the anatomy of what makes a good page layout, information flow, typography, grid systems and understanding how to apply it well in visual communication. Students will learn editorial principles and apply it effectively upon the given tasks. Students will also learn about the various aspects of print production & bookbinding.

Total Hours: 36 hours

Introduces students to the techniques & processes in designing – constructing articles for holding various types of objects. Students will be exposed to the production process involved in packaging design and also appreciate the influence of culture and climate on materials. They will learn to integrate visual appeal with functionality in their design.

Total Hours: 36 hours


Provides students an insight on the processes in the business of design, and serves as an introduction on industry practices, the role of a design professional and how they function as a strategic asset to companies. Students will learn presentation techniques, portfolio preparation, networking, identifying target markets and client management.

Total Hours: 36 hours

This major module assesses the culmination of students’ skills and knowledge learnt in the programme. Students are required to work out a campaign that will implement design on various media such as packaging, brochure and website that is cascaded down from a brand identity system – cohesive and consistent.

Total Hours: 72 hours


Local Students International Students
S$650 S$1200

Application Fees can be made payable via cash or cheque made payable to “Orita Sinclair School of Design and Music Pte Ltd” at our school.

Alternatively, you may send the payment through ibanking, ATM and/or Telegraphic Transfer to the following account:
A/C Name: Orita Sinclair School of Design and Music Pte Ltd
Bank: DBS Bank, Singapore
A/C No: 003-920510-4
Swift Code: DBSSSGSG

Address: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982

NOTE: Application fee is non-refundable. All applicants are required to pay an application fee upon submission of application form. Click here for our refund policy and procedure

Item Fee
Programme Fee (Local) S$14,560
Programme Fee (International) S$18,200
Installment Administration Fee* S$50 payable with each installment

For payment of all the above fees, please refer to the details listed in our Fee Protection Scheme here

Item Cost
Admin Fee $50 per installment
Late Payment fee $25 per day unitl payment is made
Replacement of Student ID $25 – Payable upon receipt of ID
Replacement of door access card $50 – Payable upon receipt of door access card
*Student pass renewal administration charge $50  – Payable upon application
Course Transfer fee $600 – Payable upon approval of transfer
Course deferment fee $400 – Payable upon approval of request
Course Conversion fee $400 – Payable upon approval of request
Re-module fee $35/hr – Payable one week before re-module commencement
Re-schedule an assessment $400 – Payable upon approval of request

*Applicable to international students only

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