Specialist Diploma in Visual Communications (Graphic Design) (Full-time/ Part-Time)

Provided by First Media Design School


Awarded by First Media Design School

Course introduction


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 a similar concept and can be used to simplify processes and solve day to day problems that might arise in an organisation.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

This Specialist Diploma is designed to impart the skillsets within the conventional print media covering graphic design, typography & publication design, moving images & still photography, and print collaterals techniques.

Area of Studies

This programme covers the following modules:

  • Conceptual Thinking using Thinking Methodologies
  • Design Studio Management
  • Graphic Design Essentials (Photoshop)
  • Art Direction & Videography
  • Idea Generation Techniques
  • Graphic Illustrations & Design Fundamentals (Illustrator)
  • Publication Design (Indesign)
  • Typography for Design
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Mixed Media Drawing
  • Final Major Project

Entry Requirements

  • Min 5 N Level or 3 O Level
  • with a C6 in English

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

On-Campus (6 months)

Fees & Funding

Funding / Grants
  • Other grants: Scholarships/Industry Partner (company) Sponsorships