Programme

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Programme Overview

The course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the graphic design industry. Through major practical projects combining creativity, concepts and computer software skills, students hone their capabilities in devising creative solutions.

fonts and typography
Course Introduction

The immense advancements in media and visual authoring technology are constantly changing the broad field of visual communication, including design disciplines such as graphic design and digital media design. Recognising the need to keep pace with the rapidly changing design environment, the Diploma in Visual & Media Design programme aims to provide students with an industry-focused learning platform to establish a solid foundation in graphic and digital media design.

The curriculum of the programme will be delivered in a mix of teaching strategies ranging from lectures and seminars to tutorials and technical demonstrations. Complemented with a comprehensive assessment framework, the pedagogic approach of the programme provides students with a positive learning experience that meets the intended learning objectives and outcomes.

Through practical-based modules in the programme, students will be introduced to a wide range of design concepts and creative problem-solving techniques involving strategic application of graphics and media. On top of that, students are highly encouraged to focus on skill development in areas such as creative thinking, critical reflection, and project management.

Towards the end of the programme, students will be well-equipped with the necessary skill sets to progress to the advanced level of their choice of specialization — Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication Design or Advanced Diploma in Digital Media Design.

Course Module

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • 3D Techniques
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Illustration
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Digital Photography
  • Drawing Fundamentals
  • Type and Layout

View full course modules here .

Career Opportunities
  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Typographer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Brand and Packaging Designer
  • Creative Director
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Raffles College of Higher Education
Intake: January, April, July and October
Duration: 6 months (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements

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Course Fee
Payment Option
Term 1 2 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
International Students $15,000 $15,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $5,000 $5,000
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

Course Introduction

Visual communication is one of the most adaptable and versatile forms of design. Its origins can be traced back through artefacts from ancient cave paintings to illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages, to app icons in today’s smartphones. In the 21st century, visual communication design covers a broad range of design areas including designs in advertising, visual branding, signage and wayfinding system, packaging, editorial and publication, graphic system in web or app interface, etc. Leveraging on advanced visual authoring tools as well as the latest technology in print and screen media, the underpinnings of contemporary visual communication design revolve around the generation and application of creative message strategies to innovate visual solutions to real-world issues and needs.

Today, the visual communication design industry is increasingly competitive and ever-evolving with technological advancements. In view of this, the Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication Design programme is structured with emphasis on equipping students with industry-focused design knowledge and skill sets, as well as keeping them closely in touch with the technological development relevant to visual communication design.

Building on the foundation of Diploma in Visual & Media Design, the curriculum of Visual Communication Design encompasses advanced conceptual and technical skill development in areas such as design literacy, communication strategy, creative problem-solving, and analytical exploration of current design trends and industry development. The curriculum of the programme will be delivered in a mix of teaching strategies ranging from lectures and seminars to tutorials and technical demonstrations. Complemented with a comprehensive assessment framework, the pedagogic approach of the programme provides students with a positive learning experience that meets the intended learning objectives and outcomes.

Towards the end of the programme, students will gain advanced competency in conceptual ability, aesthetic sensibility, and technical proficiency in visual communication design. This will enable students to establish a strong design background to further their studies at degree level or to kickstart their career in visual communication.

Course Module

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • Academic Research & Communication Skills
  • Advertising Design 1
  • Advertising Design 2
  • Design Studio 1
  • Design Studio 2
  • History of Visual Communication
  • Major Project
  • Motion Graphics and Effects 1
  • Packaging Design
  • Portfolio Design
  • Print Media and Production
  • Publication Design
  • Semiotics and Image Making
  • Semiotics and Mark Making
  • Typography 1
  • Typography 2
  • Visual Identity System
  • Web Design 1

Choose 1

  • Industrial Attachment
  • Industry and Community Engagement

View full course modules here .

Career Opportunities
  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Typographer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Brand and Packaging Designer
  • Creative Director
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Raffles College of Higher Education
Intake: January, April, July and October
Duration: 1 Year and 6 months (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Diploma; or
  • Equivalent
Course Fee
Payment Option 1
Term 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following months: January, April, July and Octobber 3rd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following months: January, April, July and Octobber
International Students $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $45,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $15,000
Payment Option 2
Term 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following month: January, April, July and October
International Students $29,0001 $15,000 $44,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $9,7001 $5,000 $14,700
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

Course Introduction

Graphic Design is a complex discipline that encapsulates a wide range of aims and outcomes. Through the use of visual language, graphic designers shape and challenge perceptions of the world around us. With this kind of power comes responsibility; designers don’t just make “pretty pictures.”

The course pushes you to become an independent designer with a conscience and boundless imagination. In doing so, you will be guided to explore your own passions, as well as adapt to changing briefs and diverse audiences. This is aligned with four key pillars that define the course’s ethos: experimentation, critical thinking, community and vocation. As such, the course favours creative freedom and exploration of mediums, techniques and technologies to visualise research-informed concepts and innovative design strategies within a supportive network of staff, students, alumni, clients and industry guests. On this course, you are not only guided towards the development of a strong portfolio of work, but also encouraged to proactively define and pursue own interests in alignment with your long-term goals.

Ranked among the 10 best universities in the country for ‘Design and Crafts’ in the Guardian University Guide 2019, our graphic design students are regular winners of reputable design competitions such as D&AD, YCN and the Penguin Student Design Awards. Our graduates have gone on to create award winning advertising campaigns for Silver Spoon and moving imagine work for The Mill, user interfaces for IBM, book covers for the The Hunger Games, campaign collateral for Lush, and even launch their own jewelry company as worn by Lily Allen, Slothai and Mini Swoosh.

Course Module

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • Design Contexts 3
  • Design Practice 3
  • PDP 3: Creative Futures
  • Typography 3
  • Visual Communication 3
  • Elective

Elective *

  • Design Promotion
  • Global Experience in Art and Design
  • How to set up a Freelance Business

* Choose any 1 of the elective
modules

View full course modules here .

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Career Opportunities
  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Typographer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Brand and Packaging Designer
  • Creative Director
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Coventry University, UK
Intake: January and July
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Advanced Diploma; or
  • Equivalent
Course Fee
Payment Option 1
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following month: January, April, July and October
International Students $16,000 $16,000 $32,000
$15,0001 $15,0001 $30,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $16,000 $16,000 $32,000
$15,0001 $15,0001 $30,000
Payment Option 2
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
International Students $31,0001 $31,000
$29,0001,2 $29,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $31,0002 $31,000
$29,0001,2 $29,000
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

Course Introduction

Potential students will be able to choose from one of the following Masters programme.

- Design Management MA -

Managing creatives and the creative process in collaboration with other functional teams requires a broad skillset, including technical know-how and leadership characteristics.

Established techniques of leadership and management will be taught alongside access to the Faculty’s wide range of creative activities. Creative practitioners are increasingly being regarded as multi-disciplinary within the design industry. The course focuses on challenges and creative culture, as well as a deeper understanding of design processes, evaluation and expectations.

This course aims to explore a mix of creative design, management and leadership processes to equip you with the skills and expertise that could be used to lead effective creative design which may have commercial value within industrial, retail or service sectors. It is structured around the three themes of communication, collaboration and creativity.

- Graphic Design MA -

This course explores the ever-changing landscape of graphic design, rethinking visual language by emphasising style, effective communication and future contexts.

It aims to engage you in diverse forms of traditional and contemporary media to build critical understanding, enhancing your individual design thinking and practical experience within the context of an international perspective, a range of contemporary issues and exciting new trends – from generative and gaming design, modular layouts and modern ‘retro’ to the positives of negative space and the brightest pastels.

A strong, ideas-based course, it is focused on practical outcomes, which combine visual and written language, achieved through intensive and challenging creative briefs, underpinned by sound academic research, self-critical reflection and contextually relevant practice. Students participate in projects that range across many topical and current themes in design, including globalisation, ethics, sustainability and the environment. Students also engage in graphic design practices, such as typography, photography, copywriting, art direction, animation and interactive design.

The course is suitable for those who have already undertaken a sustained period of creative practice in education or industry, and who wish to enhance their career as designers or art directors. We benefit from an international cohort of students, particularly recruiting from China, India, Africa, Cyprus and Europe, which provides an international perspective from the associated peer learning opportunities.

Course Module

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

GRAPHIC DESIGN DESIGN MANAGEMENT
Core

  • Contemporary Issues
  • Future Perfect
  • International Contexts
  • Lines of Communication
  • MA Major Project
Core

  • Design Innovation and Collaboration
  • Design Management Specialism
  • Final Major Project

Click to view all course modules for [Graphic Design] or [Design Management]

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Career Opportunities
  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Typographer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Brand and Packaging Designer
  • Creative Director
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Coventry University, UK
Intake: January and July
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Top Up); or
  • Equivalent
Course Fee
Payment Option 1
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the start of Term 3
International Students $15,000 $15,000 $30,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $15,000 $15,000 $30,000
Payment Option 2
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
International Students $29,0001 $29,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $29,0001 $29,000
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

DIPLOMA
Course Introduction

The immense advancements in media and visual authoring technology are constantly changing the broad field of visual communication, including design disciplines such as graphic design and digital media design. Recognising the need to keep pace with the rapidly changing design environment, the Diploma in Visual & Media Design programme aims to provide students with an industry-focused learning platform to establish a solid foundation in graphic and digital media design.

The curriculum of the programme will be delivered in a mix of teaching strategies ranging from lectures and seminars to tutorials and technical demonstrations. Complemented with a comprehensive assessment framework, the pedagogic approach of the programme provides students with a positive learning experience that meets the intended learning objectives and outcomes.

Through practical-based modules in the programme, students will be introduced to a wide range of design concepts and creative problem-solving techniques involving strategic application of graphics and media. On top of that, students are highly encouraged to focus on skill development in areas such as creative thinking, critical reflection, and project management.

Towards the end of the programme, students will be well-equipped with the necessary skill sets to progress to the advanced level of their choice of specialization — Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication Design or Advanced Diploma in Digital Media Design.

Course Module

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • 3D Techniques
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Illustration
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Digital Photography
  • Drawing Fundamentals
  • Type and Layout

View full course modules here .

Career Opportunities
  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Typographer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Brand and Packaging Designer
  • Creative Director
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Raffles College of Higher Education
Intake: January, April, July and October
Duration: 6 months (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements

Loading
Course Fee
Payment Option
Term 1 2 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
International Students $15,000 $15,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $5,000 $5,000
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA
Course Introduction

Visual communication is one of the most adaptable and versatile forms of design. Its origins can be traced back through artefacts from ancient cave paintings to illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages, to app icons in today’s smartphones. In the 21st century, visual communication design covers a broad range of design areas including designs in advertising, visual branding, signage and wayfinding system, packaging, editorial and publication, graphic system in web or app interface, etc. Leveraging on advanced visual authoring tools as well as the latest technology in print and screen media, the underpinnings of contemporary visual communication design revolve around the generation and application of creative message strategies to innovate visual solutions to real-world issues and needs.

Today, the visual communication design industry is increasingly competitive and ever-evolving with technological advancements. In view of this, the Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication Design programme is structured with emphasis on equipping students with industry-focused design knowledge and skill sets, as well as keeping them closely in touch with the technological development relevant to visual communication design.

Building on the foundation of Diploma in Visual & Media Design, the curriculum of Visual Communication Design encompasses advanced conceptual and technical skill development in areas such as design literacy, communication strategy, creative problem-solving, and analytical exploration of current design trends and industry development. The curriculum of the programme will be delivered in a mix of teaching strategies ranging from lectures and seminars to tutorials and technical demonstrations. Complemented with a comprehensive assessment framework, the pedagogic approach of the programme provides students with a positive learning experience that meets the intended learning objectives and outcomes.

Towards the end of the programme, students will gain advanced competency in conceptual ability, aesthetic sensibility, and technical proficiency in visual communication design. This will enable students to establish a strong design background to further their studies at degree level or to kickstart their career in visual communication.

Course Module

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • Academic Research & Communication Skills
  • Advertising Design 1
  • Advertising Design 2
  • Design Studio 1
  • Design Studio 2
  • History of Visual Communication
  • Major Project
  • Motion Graphics and Effects 1
  • Packaging Design
  • Portfolio Design
  • Print Media and Production
  • Publication Design
  • Semiotics and Image Making
  • Semiotics and Mark Making
  • Typography 1
  • Typography 2
  • Visual Identity System
  • Web Design 1

Choose 1

  • Industrial Attachment
  • Industry and Community Engagement

View full course modules here .

Career Opportunities
  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Typographer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Brand and Packaging Designer
  • Creative Director
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Raffles College of Higher Education
Intake: January, April, July and October
Duration: 1 Year and 6 months (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Diploma; or
  • Equivalent
Course Fee
Payment Option 1
Term 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following months: January, April, July and Octobber 3rd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following months: January, April, July and Octobber
International Students $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $45,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $15,000
Payment Option 2
Term 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following month: January, April, July and October
International Students $29,0001 $15,000 $44,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $9,7001 $5,000 $14,700
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS) (TOP UP)
Course Introduction

Graphic Design is a complex discipline that encapsulates a wide range of aims and outcomes. Through the use of visual language, graphic designers shape and challenge perceptions of the world around us. With this kind of power comes responsibility; designers don’t just make “pretty pictures.”

The course pushes you to become an independent designer with a conscience and boundless imagination. In doing so, you will be guided to explore your own passions, as well as adapt to changing briefs and diverse audiences. This is aligned with four key pillars that define the course’s ethos: experimentation, critical thinking, community and vocation. As such, the course favours creative freedom and exploration of mediums, techniques and technologies to visualise research-informed concepts and innovative design strategies within a supportive network of staff, students, alumni, clients and industry guests. On this course, you are not only guided towards the development of a strong portfolio of work, but also encouraged to proactively define and pursue own interests in alignment with your long-term goals.

Ranked among the 10 best universities in the country for ‘Design and Crafts’ in the Guardian University Guide 2019, our graphic design students are regular winners of reputable design competitions such as D&AD, YCN and the Penguin Student Design Awards. Our graduates have gone on to create award winning advertising campaigns for Silver Spoon and moving imagine work for The Mill, user interfaces for IBM, book covers for the The Hunger Games, campaign collateral for Lush, and even launch their own jewelry company as worn by Lily Allen, Slothai and Mini Swoosh.

Course Module

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • Design Contexts 3
  • Design Practice 3
  • PDP 3: Creative Futures
  • Typography 3
  • Visual Communication 3
  • Elective

Elective *

  • Design Promotion
  • Global Experience in Art and Design
  • How to set up a Freelance Business

* Choose any 1 of the elective
modules

View full course modules here .

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Career Opportunities
  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Typographer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Brand and Packaging Designer
  • Creative Director
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Coventry University, UK
Intake: January and July
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Advanced Diploma; or
  • Equivalent
Course Fee
Payment Option 1
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the 1st of the following month: January, April, July and October
International Students $16,000 $16,000 $32,000
$15,0001 $15,0001 $30,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $16,000 $16,000 $32,000
$15,0001 $15,0001 $30,000
Payment Option 2
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
International Students $31,0001 $31,000
$29,0001,2 $29,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $31,0002 $31,000
$29,0001,2 $29,000
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

MASTER OF ARTS
Course Introduction

Potential students will be able to choose from one of the following Masters programme.

- Design Management MA -

Managing creatives and the creative process in collaboration with other functional teams requires a broad skillset, including technical know-how and leadership characteristics.

Established techniques of leadership and management will be taught alongside access to the Faculty’s wide range of creative activities. Creative practitioners are increasingly being regarded as multi-disciplinary within the design industry. The course focuses on challenges and creative culture, as well as a deeper understanding of design processes, evaluation and expectations.

This course aims to explore a mix of creative design, management and leadership processes to equip you with the skills and expertise that could be used to lead effective creative design which may have commercial value within industrial, retail or service sectors. It is structured around the three themes of communication, collaboration and creativity.

- Graphic Design MA -

This course explores the ever-changing landscape of graphic design, rethinking visual language by emphasising style, effective communication and future contexts.

It aims to engage you in diverse forms of traditional and contemporary media to build critical understanding, enhancing your individual design thinking and practical experience within the context of an international perspective, a range of contemporary issues and exciting new trends – from generative and gaming design, modular layouts and modern ‘retro’ to the positives of negative space and the brightest pastels.

A strong, ideas-based course, it is focused on practical outcomes, which combine visual and written language, achieved through intensive and challenging creative briefs, underpinned by sound academic research, self-critical reflection and contextually relevant practice. Students participate in projects that range across many topical and current themes in design, including globalisation, ethics, sustainability and the environment. Students also engage in graphic design practices, such as typography, photography, copywriting, art direction, animation and interactive design.

The course is suitable for those who have already undertaken a sustained period of creative practice in education or industry, and who wish to enhance their career as designers or art directors. We benefit from an international cohort of students, particularly recruiting from China, India, Africa, Cyprus and Europe, which provides an international perspective from the associated peer learning opportunities.

Course Module

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

GRAPHIC DESIGN DESIGN MANAGEMENT
Core

  • Contemporary Issues
  • Future Perfect
  • International Contexts
  • Lines of Communication
  • MA Major Project
Core

  • Design Innovation and Collaboration
  • Design Management Specialism
  • Final Major Project

Click to view all course modules for [Graphic Design] or [Design Management]

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Career Opportunities
  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Typographer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Brand and Packaging Designer
  • Creative Director
Awarding Body
Awarded by: Coventry University, UK
Intake: January and July
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Top Up); or
  • Equivalent
Course Fee
Payment Option 1
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the start of Term 3
International Students $15,000 $15,000 $30,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $15,000 $15,000 $30,000
Payment Option 2
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
International Students $29,0001 $29,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $29,0001 $29,000
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

Testimonials

Axell Garcia Shandy

Axell Garcia Shandy

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design (Class of 2020)

Axell Garcia Shandy

Studying at Raffles was a great decision. The small class size allows for a more interactive environment. With critical thinking friends, experienced lecturers, and an open-minded style, discussions are meaningful and useful for my future endeavour. The array of modules offered covers both the general and specialised side of Graphic Design; thus, I can take the next step into the industry with confidence.

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