First Media Design School (FMDS) building

First Media Design School (FMDS)

In partnership with UWE Bristol, students have the opportunity to study at First Media Design School in Singapore and graduate with a UWE Bristol awarded BA(Hons) in Graphic Design or Fashion.

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Our courses

Please note that we are not currently recruiting to these courses.
  • BA(Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA(Hons) Fashion

About First Media Design School

Founded in 2005, First Media Design School (FMDS) is the only design school owned and managed by design practitioners. It offers students direct contact with art and design industry professionals. This is made possible through collaborators such as the FM group of companies, one of the largest design groups in Singapore. FMDS is also one of the few Private Education Institutions to achieve a four-year Edutrust Certification by the Council for Private Education.

Welcome from the Principal, Mark Phooi

"One of the things that makes studying a UWE Bristol graphic and fashion design course special is the focus on developing our students in all the areas needed to be truly creative; a wide mix of technical, conceptual, personal and entrepreneurship skills.

"As the course progresses, you will learn how different ideas and philosophies influence global and contextual design work. It is FMDS's intention that you gain a well-informed critical stance of the subject that interests you most."

Where are they based?

FMDS is based in Singapore, the gateway to the design-polis. Situated in the heart of Chinatown precinct, the institution operates from its own four-storey campus building which is an eight-minute walk from the Outram Park and Chinatown MRT stations.

The education block at No. 5 Teck Lim Road comprises of three design studio-classrooms, while the No. 3 block houses fashion labs and a library with more than 2,000 titles for research and study.

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