Qualification: Diploma in Visual Media Design (Level 3 UK – 120 Credits)
Awarding Body: Raffles College of Higher Education – Singapore
Duration: 6 Months (2 Terms)
Intakes: January, April, July & October
Standard Benchmarks: UK – QAHE Benchmark for Art and Design

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.

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.


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

Pathway after Diploma in Visual Media Design:

Entry Requirements:

  • O’ Level / High School Grade 10.
  • Interview with Raffles Academic.