EAE Tips: Experiential Product & Interior Design (C32)

NYP’s Diploma in Experiential Product & Interior Design is the perfect fit if you're intrigued by the impact of well-designed environments, interior spaces, and interactive digital products on our daily lives. Explore how to craft unique and trend-setting experiences through interactive interior spaces, products, and digital services. Embrace human-centric approaches and service design methodologies, and learn to enhance lives through innovative design.

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Ideal applicant

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • Interest in a career in interior design, product design, interaction design, user experience (UX) design, or content development, as well as some awareness of how the service, experience design, and UX design industry works and operates;
  • Experience in a school environment (e.g. through a CCA, a community activity or a class post), or in an external context (e.g. competitions attended) showcasing their talents, skills and experiences in areas related to art, interior design, product design, interaction design or app development;
  • Involvement in art and design work;
  • Interest in solving everyday problems with design;
  • An awareness of future and current industry needs;
  • 21st century attributes such as teamwork, agility, resilience and responsibility;
  • An eagerness for learning; and
  • Good communication and presentation skills.

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Shortlisted applicants will be assessed as follows:

Aptitude test

Shortlisted applicants are required to take a writing and drawing aptitude test. The aptitude test will have a duration of 45 minutes and is designed to assess applicants on their suitability for the course through their knowledge, skills and understanding of this course.


An interview will be conducted after you aptitude test for you to share more about your passion for the corse with a panel of interviewers. You will be assessed on your portfolio of work, interest, aptitude and reasons for applying to te course. The duration of the interview will be about 15 minutes.

Some questions which you may be asked during the interview include:

  • Share your experience and participation in any course-related activities in the last year and how it has benefitted you.
  • What are some of the special skills or talents which you possess and how do you think these may help you in your journey in the course?
  • Share your views about the important skills that you should possess to be ready for work and life.
  • Share with us your career aspirations and how the course can help you fulfil them.
  • Name some of the roles in the interior, product design, or UX design industry and how you will collaborate with them in your job.
Portfolio (Mandatory)

You should include in your portfolio, any evidence and/or activities (e.g. art or product/interior/interaction design competitions, CCAs) that showcase your achievements.


Criteria for your portfolio:

  • Your portfolio should ideally be around 6-10 recent pieces, from at least three (3) of the following categories:
    • Observational drawings (e.g. perspective drawing, landscape and architecture, still life drawing, human figure drawing)
    • Object, design & prototyping (e.g. D&T project work, object or product design, 2D or 3D technical drawings & documentations, 3D object prototyping or modelmaking)
    • Concept visualization e.g. environmental design and visualisation, props design
    • Digital graphic design e.g. 2D/3D model/asset creation, digital imaging, digital Illustration, information graphics/design
    • Interactive media (e.g. 3D modelling/3D visualisation, UI/UX design, interface design (web/mobile), programming/coding (web/mobile), immersive media (AR/VR/MR))
  • Your portfolio should show a high degree of finishing and diversity, and all works should be related to the course, cited and clearly explained.
  • All submitted works must be created by you. If you submit group projects, a brief description of your role and contribution to the creation must be clearly stated. The selected works should reflect your experience and competencies in the course you are applying to.
  • Submitted works may be traditional and/or digital work consisting of 3D rendered design, drawing, painting, sculpture, illustrations, animation, 3D models or prototypes, concept ideation and design development, interface design, videos and films. Preparatory work such as ideation sketches and concept drawings may also be included.
  • All submissions must be done digitally. For traditional works, please scan or take a photograph of them for submission.
  • You should bring a laptop, tablet or thumb drive containing your digital portfolio to be shared during the in-person interview.


  1. Course has course-level intake allowance of 50%.
  2. Candidates with severe colour vision deficiency may encounter difficulties in some modules with high reliance on colour usage. You may be required to attend an interview to to ascertain your suitability before admission.

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