THE PRACTICE, Designing interactive digital products, environments, systems, and services. Creating physical (non-digital) products, covering the ideology of how a user may interact with it.

We aim to produce open and dynamic creative designers who are inquisitive, multi-talented and highly trained. This course will immerse you in an experimental and playful environments of hi-tech tools – ubiquitous computing, multi-touch, and new technologies – these are but a few of the exciting new fields in Interaction Design that are redefining how we perceive the connected world.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Game Designer/Developer
  • Artist at UX Design Firm
  • Media Designer
  • Web Designer
  • App/Mobile Designer
FOUNDATION

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

It aims to 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 a 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

This module introduces the principles behind the design of an interactive system. Although the context of this system is digital, students are encouraged to apply these principles in other environments such as spatial and brand design. This module will include:

  • Defining User Goals
  • Developing the Content: Conducting a Content Inventory
  • Organising Information and Structure: Designing Navigation
  • Interface and Identity: Use of visual elements and design patterns
  • Prototyping interfaces through wire-frames, video, sketches and user walk-throughs

Total Hours: 36 hours

This course focuses to embrace students to the theoretical underpinnings of modern art movements and how they influence contemporary graphic design. Students are also required to research for and write formal essays that follow international standards of citation and drafting up a bibliography.

Total Hours: 36 hours

Students will learn to shape data into information and transform information into meaningful experiences. This module provides an introduction to the overlapping concepts in the fields of Information Design and Information Architecture.

Total Hours: 36 hours

This module focusses on designing web & mobile platforms. Its aim is for students to design static pages and learn basic web authoring skills. Students will be provided with a general understanding of web programming and its functions.

Total Hours: 36 hours

SPECIALIST

Students will gain an in-depth understanding to use statistical analysis to organise and turn raw data into information for different sets of audiences, gathering and finding data, defining and manipulating data-sets. They will also learn to use cartography (map-making), statistical analysis and visual design skills to transform information into compelling narratives and information graphics.

Total Hours: 36 hours

This module focuses on equipping students with the introduction of Design Thinking principles of Ideation, Prototyping, Evaluation and Testing. Students will learn to identify touch-points in a user/customer journey, as well as quantitative user research methods. They will also learn the heuristics for evaluating usability and measuring a user’s experience. This module will also look into the different modes and stages of prototyping, designing a user experience of a brand.

Total Hours: 36 hours

This course focuses on equipping students with the knowledge of universal signage systems. Students will learn to manipulate information and graphics to form a system of signs. They will learn how to use way-finding in different contexts, from websites to museum exhibitions. Students will also learn the technique known as map-making.

Total Hours: 36 hours

FINAL

This module 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

FEES

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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