Design increasingly shapes a consumer’s perception of beauty and fashion, sense of style and aesthetics and evolving trends and lifestyles. Over and above the influences of the consumer markets, design has become a major influence in leading global business research and corporate strategy, encouraging entrepreneurship and enhancing a company’s global success. In Singapore, the Creative Industries is identified as a growth sector and is targeted to bring in at least 6% of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2012. As such, more designers with unique and diverse talents and skills are needed for this fast growing industry. So, do you have the desire to shape consumer’s preferences, create influential styles and set trends regionally and globally? Our School of Design (SDN) will give you a leg-up, so start right here!
SDN focuses on developing innovative and confident designers for the creative industry. We believe in helping aspiring designers achieve their potential through the development of their creative talents and laying a solid foundation for their design career. Our students will be equipped with core design skills for the professional domains of industrial design, space & interior design, and visual communication.endorsed with the assistance of industry partners. In addition, our students have opportunities to go overseas, to acquire an understanding of different design and aesthetic cultures beyond Singapore.
The three diploma programmes that we offer are:
Why is SDN an excellent choice?
SDN has a vibrant & buzzing environment where your imagination and talent create innovative solutions that light up people’s lives. In SDN, your design talents and multi-faceted capabilities will be enhanced and strengthened, with design tools and technical knowledge added to your design arsenal. Your thoughts on design will be sharpened, industry network expanded and work experience boosted with a full immersion program in real-life design projects with internationally recognised design-related companies.
As a design intern in your final year, you will get the opportunity to be attached to local or foreign design houses or institutions to experience and participate in their new product creation process. Most of all, you will get plenty of opportunities to pitch your design work against the best through design events, conferences and competitions. NYP design and creative works have won numerous prizes in the following events:
In addition, we represented Singapore in Visual Merchandising at the WorldSkills Competition.
Our Industry Links
SDN has established strong links with leaders in Singapore’s design industry. Examples of such companies are:
We work actively and collaboratively with companies to explore & realise leading-edge concept solutions. These networks give you the opportunity to pit your new found skills on real-life projects. There's always an opening to see your concepts adopted and displayed as a premium global product. . . . Now, that's what we call “Nurturing Creativity, Designing the Future & Realizing Dreams!”.