What will I learn?

Acquire the thinking capacity and creative skills to boldly design the future.

The impact of design solutions on people’s lives is constantly growing. Pursuing a design education today means acquiring the thinking capacity and necessary creative skills to shape the future, with human needs as the key driving force.

Whether it’s visual information, innovative objects for everyday use, or simply improving the way people move, behave and interact in public space, the aim of the programme is to enable its students to explore and develop effective solutions to real-world issues and needs. Going beyond the classical disciplines of graphic design, advertising and illustration, this programme will stretch students’ creativity as they are encouraged to make connections between different areas of study, and goes beyond the classical disciplines of graphic design, advertising and Illustration.

Through the exploration of the everchanging context and role of design communication, our students will be challenged to create design solutions by experimenting with a wide range of media. Whether it is a new digital publication aiming to create a dialogue amongst a local community, a sustainable food packaging solution or a new smartphone application to ease everyday life transactions – students in the programme will be taught to think differently and brave the world with their creative and unique ideas.

The Diploma is offered as a full time programme over three years and is divided into three levels, which correspond to each academic year of the programme. The academic year is divided into two semesters of thirteen weeks with two additional Assessment Weeks (Week 14 and 15). There will be 120 credits for each year of study and successful Diploma graduates must gain a total of 360 credits points to earn the Diploma.

Diploma programmes span three levels, where your technical and vocational skills as well as competence and knowledge will be developed to ensure you are industry-ready. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded with a Diploma certificate. Thereafter, exceptional Diploma graduates may apply to enter Level 2 of a LASALLE BA(Hons) programme within the same discipline.

Career Paths

Make an impact as: Illustrator, Advertising Designer, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Visualiser, Concept Artist, Designer for Public Spaces, Designer for Exhibitions/Performances, Motion Graphic Designer, Branding Consultant, Data Visualiser, Layout Artist, Production Manager, Studio Manager, Web Designer or User Interface Designer.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Design

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$24,514.00 (14,89,307) per year
Subsidised fees per annum: SG $9,940
Application deadline

Expected February 2024

More details

Start date

Expected August 2024


Faculty of Design

McNally Campus,

1 McNally Street,

187940, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. However, students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Singapore high school( i.e. Cambridge GCE O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE/Higher NITEC/NITEC Certificate/Singapore Integrated Programme).

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 71
  • PTE Academic 42

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