Overview

FMDS strives to transform minds and design destinies. Comprehensive career planning and development for students occur throughout their learning journey to match individual goals. Ultimately, the school aims to nurture successive generations of designpreneurs to become masters of their own destinies.

About FMDS

First Media Design School (FMDS) is a specialized boutique design institution, offering design, design management and design entrepreneurship programs. It is the education arm of the First Media Group, one of Singapore’s most awarded groups in the design industry.

FMDS has established global partnerships with universities located in the US, UK and Australia, providing students with a wide range of higher learning pathways.

Beyond Singapore, FMDS currently cultivates talents in three other ASEAN countries:

  • Raffles College in Indonesia
  • ARVA School of Fashion in Indonesia
  • Career Academy Asia (CAA) in the Philippines
  • Kent International College in Vietnam

About the First Media (FM) Group

With more than 25 years in the industry, the FM Group has cemented its reputation in Singapore and around the region as the premier design entity of choice. Its design experience ranges from corporate & retail design, marketing communication, public relations, packaging design, publishing, advertising, event management, interactive media and IOS app development.

Singapore’s Most Coveted Business Award for SMEs

Under the creative and business leadership of Mark Phooi, the FM Group won the Enterprise 50 Start-Up Award in 2005. Mark was also a recipient of the Top Entrepreneurs of the Year Award in 2006 organised by the Rotary Club and the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME).

The FM group is instrumental in creating several visual national identity projects. Past projects include those designed for the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA), Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore (CRA), National Environment Agency of Singapore (NEA), and Sing Health Group.

FMDS Vision, Mission & Values

Vision

FMDS strives to realize the 10:100 vision, from which it aims to nurture 100 ‘Designpreneurs’.

Mission

FMDS strives to cultivate a new generation of ‘whole brain’, industry-ready designers who possess both creative and cognitive commercial abilities, through its holistic teaching system consisting of design thinking and design management.

Value System

Trust, Respect, Integrity & Professionalism (TRIP)

Trust

is the root of success. FMDS promotes open dialogue with its employees, stakeholders, the board of directors, shareholders and partners. With a team of like-minded individuals working in a progressive organisation, trust becomes a crucial bonding element among FMDS staff.

Respect

generates loyalty and commitment among staff. FMDS has a flat hierarchical structure. This structure builds upon mutual respect among all levels of employees through direct and open communication.

Integrity

Honesty through operational transparency and diligence are all part and parcel of the school’s management virtues. The FMDS reputation is deeply rooted in these traits, which are fundamentally necessary for building a reputable education institute.

Professionalism

FMDS always strives to attract staff who epitomise these qualities: Professionalism, Hunger and Discipline.

Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

Courses

First Media Design School

This module teaches students how to plan an overall digital marketing strategy that combines various forms of digital marketing, including strategies, tools and tactics f ... [+]

Specialist Diploma in Digital Marketing Creativity | Strategic Innovation | Digital Marketing Design Course Information

This is a 3-month full-time Specialist Diploma in Digital Marketing

Certification: Specialist Diploma in Digital Marketing issued by First Media Design School

Next Course Commencement Date: 5 August 2019

Course End Date: November 2019

Pre-requisites Singaporeans / PRs, 21-year-old and above* Min. N level qualification with a pass in English Computer Literate (Basic Microsoft Office skills) Course Outline

Module 1

Digital Marketing Fundamentals

Apply the marketing funnel to digital marketing Explain the payment structure for digital advertisements Plan a digital marketing campaign by aligning product, target market and platform Execute a digital marketing campaign for brand awareness and lead generation ... [-]
Singapore
August 2019
English
Full-time
Campus
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Diploma

First Media Design School

Be awarded two Specialist Diploma in Visual Communications (Graphic design) and Digital Design (UI/UX) ... [+]

Modules:

Conceptual Thinking Using Design Thinking Methodologies

This programme will guide you through the various steps of design thinking and the various uses for it, not necessarily limited to the field of design. Design thinking is not just restricted to design, however it is a form of problem solving technique.

As mentioned by the late Steve Jobs, “Design is not what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Design thinking follows the similar concept and can be used to simplify processes and solve day to day problems that might arise in an organisation.

Idea Generation Techniques... [-]

Singapore
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English
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
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First Media Design School

Be awarded two Specialist Diploma in Design Management & Digital Marketing in 6 months. ... [+]

Modules:

Design Thinking for Digital Marketing

In this course, we will teach Digital Marketers how to plan their digital marketing plans using design thinking. They will learn to empathise with their target market, ideate the most plausible solutions, and propose changes to their marketing solutions based on what their market responds

Digital Marketing Fundamentals

In this course, we will teach Digital Marketers how to use the marketing funnel to plan a marketing campaign. They will also taught the interfaces of the Facebook, Google and Instagram marketing platforms.

Content Marketing Using Design Thinking... [-]

Singapore
August 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
Campus
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First Media Design School

Integrate your current lifestyle online and experience holistic communication. You will learn how to design Websites and Apps as well as Digital Marketing advertisements ... [+]

Specialist Diploma in Digital Design (UI/UX) Digital Design | Digital Marketing | UI/UX Course Information

This is a 1-year part-time Specialist Diploma in Digital Design (UI/UX)

Certification: Specialist Diploma in Digital Design (UI/UX) issued by First Media Design School

Next Course Commencement Date: 5 July 2019

Course End Date: July 2020

Pre-requisites Singaporeans / PRs, 21-year-old and above* Min. N level qualification with a pass in English Computer Literate (Basic Microsoft Office skills) Course Outline

Module 1

Idea Generation Techniques

This module is crafted to arm participants with industry proven design generation techniques commonly practised today. Apart from idea generation techniques, participants will also learn industry standard design processes to enhance work efficiency and to have a better grasp of day to day operations of marketing design.... [-]

Singapore
July 2019
English
Full-time
6 months
Campus
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First Media Design School

Learn Brand building and designing marketing collaterals through Print Media. You will also uncover how to launch a successful campaign based on the principles of design ... [+]

Specialist Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design) Graphic Design | Print Media | Branding Course Information

This is a 1-year part-time Specialist Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

Certification: Specialist Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design) issued by First Media Design School

Next Course Commencement Date: 5 July 2019

Course End Date: July 2020

Pre-requisites Singaporeans / PRs, 21-year-old and above* Min. N level qualification with a pass in English Computer Literate (Basic Microsoft Office skills) Course Outline

Module 1

Conceptual Thinking Using Design Thinking Methodologies

At the end of the module, learners will be proficient to manage an effective brainstorming session through the right deployment of correct techniques to generate effective ideas in the workplace.... [-]

Singapore
July 2020
English
Full-time
6 months
Campus
Read more in English