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Diploma in Interaction Design

The Diploma Programme

The mission of Orita Sinclair is to develop students into bold and imaginative professionals in the pursuit of their ambitions. The Diploma in Interaction Design aims to provide an all-rounded, interdisciplinary design education through excellence in teaching through creative and innovative design practices, and building students’ portfolios. The Design Department is committed to creating an open-minded and creative atmosphere to pursue research and discover collaborative practices that nurture students’ potential through active engagement and participation in the small class size setting. Our graduates understand where knowledge comes from and how to integrate them to influence the art and design and communication. At the end of the course, graduates will be ready to take on a wide range of roles in the creative industry—digital design, user experience design, data visualisation, and motion graphics. Extremely good. Must not be missed!

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The Learning Experience

A 12-Month full-time diploma programme that covers hard and soft skills through small-class-size lectures and practical workshops taught by industry practitioners who have their ears to the design ground, and hearts eager to impart. The maximum teacher to student ratio for the course is 1:10.

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The Final Outcome

A dynamic and creative designer who is inquisitive, multi-talented and highly trained. You will find yourself in-demand and able to meet any challenge in a new and evolving industry.

Course Details

January 2023 Intake Fees Application Close Date
Full-Time
12 Months

Part-Time
18 Months
Local
Course Fees : S$16,135
Course Administration Fee : S$545

Total Course Fees Payable : S$16,680

International
Course Fees : S$20,275
Course Administration Fee : S$905

Total Course Fees Payable : S$21,180
Local : 16th December 2022

International : 26th November 2022
All fees are inclusive of prevailing GST

Modules

Entry Requirements

For Singaporeans: For International Students:
  1. Minimum 16 years of age.

  2. 3 GCE ‘O’ Level passes grade A to C or grade 1 to 6 in English and two other subjects. For applicants who do not meet these requirements; a placement test is administered before an applicant can be enrolled into this course. Entry into the course is dependent on the results of the placement test.

  3. Higher NITEC or NITEC Applicants may be required to attend an interview and sit in for an internal English placement test to assess the applicant’s suitability.
  1. Minimum 16 years of age.

  2. 3 GCE ‘O’ Level passes grade A to C or grade 1 to 6 in English and two other subjects.

  3. International applicants who have completed at least 10 years of education may be considered for application.

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

  5. For applicants who do not meet these requirements; a placement test is administered before an applicant can be enrolled into this course. Entry into the course is dependent on the results of the placement test.
For Singaporeans:
  1. Minimum 16 years of age.

  2. 3 GCE ‘O’ Level passes grade A to C or grade 1 to 6 in English and two other subjects. For applicants who do not meet these requirements; a placement test is administered before an applicant can be enrolled into this course. Entry into the course is dependent on the results of the placement test.

  3. Higher NITEC or NITEC Applicants may be required to attend an interview and sit in for an internal English placement test to assess the applicant’s suitability.
For International Students:
  1. Minimum 16 years of age.

  2. 3 GCE ‘O’ Level passes grade A to C or grade 1 to 6 in English and two other subjects.

  3. International applicants who have completed at least 10 years of education may be considered for application.

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

  5. For applicants who do not meet these requirements; a placement test is administered before an applicant can be enrolled into this course. Entry into the course is dependent on the results of the placement test.

Career Opportunities

Data Visualiser Digital Media Designer Information Designer Interaction Designer App/Mobile Designer
Storyboard Artist Web Designer UI Designer UX Designer

Orita Sinclair is proud of its graduates who go on to become highly successful professionals and practitioners.

Testimonials

"Orita Sinclair might be small but the quality of the learning environment and education is very high. It's essence is like Singapore, small but packs a punch."
Adam

Adam Ng,

Graduated from School of Design

"I started my career as UI/UX Designer in a cloud-based company, headquartered in USA after graduation from Orita Sinclair."
Nguyen Thuy Chi

Nguyen Thu Huyen,

Graduated from School of Design

Teaching Faculty

Meet our passionate educators who are all industry practitioners. They are seasoned designers and trend-setters in the creative field.

Boon Lim. Design Faculty.

Boon Lim

Adjunct Lecturer,
Design Faculty

MA in 2D and 3D Visualisation,
Lougborough University
Boon has a decade of working experience in printing, promotions, and advertising, working with brands such as Skippy, Lipton, Martell, Chivas, and Alfa Romeo, and government statutory boards such as BCA and NEA, before moving on to tertiary education.

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Kevin Tan

Adjunct Lecturer,
Design Faculty

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication,
Goldsmiths' University
A multidsiplinary designer who is active in ser Experience Design and Web Development for the past 5 years. Kevin always has been fond of designing and developing digital ideas, products or solutions that are modular and have strong emphasis on clean, playful and usable design

Chua Yeeling. Design Faculty.

Chua Yeeling

Adjunct Lecturer,
Design Faculty

Diploma in Interactive Media Design,
Temasek Polytechnic
Yeeling's professional creer kickstarted 7 years ago in Advertising before trasitioning to Experience/Interaction Design. For the most part, she embarking on this little journey called "Freelancing" and became an independet Designer. Since then, se has been working with various agencies/companies/start-ups/SMEs, while also experiencing in-house/remote working arrengements and all that in-between.

Jade Pang. Design Faculty.

Jade Pang

Adjunct Lecturer,
Design Faculty

Diploma in Visual Communication, Commercial and Advertising Art,
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
With 7 years experience in visual digital design, Jade specializes in user experience design with a keenes to articulate the message and strategy behind visual execution through research, analytics, journey mapping and qualitative studies. Jade was part of the digital experience teams of SingTel, HungryGoWhere, SingPost, and Standard Chartered Bank and was involved in kick-starting digital transformation projects. She also won Best Local App and Top Rated App for HungryGoWhere, and World Post & Parcel Award for user experience and interface design of the SingPost SAM kiosk.

Lim Cheng Chong. Design Faculty.

Lim Cheng Chong

Adjunct Lecturer,
Design Faculty

BA (Hons) in Computing (Computer Science),
National University of Singapore
Cheng Chong is an online and offline technology teacher. Finding his passion for computing at a young age, he wrote his first line of code at the age of 10. Throughout the years, he has gained a wealth of experience in learning technology efficiently, having acted as a peer trainer in secondary school and at his alma mater the National University of Singapore. In the present day, he is a highly rated adjunct lecturer at the diploma level in several institutions, and an ACTA-certified adult educator.

Jackson Chua. Design Faculty.

Jackson Chua

Adjunct Lecturer,
Design Faculty

Advanced Diploma in Multimedia,
Raffles Design Institute
With over 13 years of experience in the video industry, Jackson has been working in his own studio on corporate videos and campaigns with clients such as Marina Bay Sands, Dassault Systemes and NTUC Enterprises. Bringin a storytelling perspective to his work, he is known for creating a nimble and flexible creative team that helps him to bring his visions to life.

How to Apply

All prospective students are encouraged to contact our Recruitment Executive or authorised recruitment agents for a pre-course counseling session if they would like to enrol for a course with Orita Sinclair School of Design & Music. The purpose of this session is for us to address the needs of students as an individual, professional and as a student of our institute.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few steps to help you become a UI/UX designer in Singapore:

 

  1. Learn the fundamentals of UI/UX design.
  2. Practise prototyping using wireframing tools like Figma, Sketch, or Adobe XD.
  3. Create your projects to hone your design skills.
  4. Build a portfolio to showcase your work.
  5. Apply for jobs in UI/UX design.

You must have a strong understanding of interactive design to be a UI/UX designer. Although being a coding expert isn't necessary, you should be familiar with HTML and CSS and be able to make minor website changes.

Enroling in a Diploma in Interaction Design programme will better prepare you to work in UX design. This 12 – 18 month course will teach you the fundamentals of design, the basics of wireframing, and the importance of understanding the user experience as an aspiring UX designer.