Designpreneur Scholarship Programme 2017-08-08T10:18:19+00:00

Designpreneur Scholarship Programme

First Media (FM) Designpreneurship Scholarship Programme is a specially incepted class for handpicked aspiring designers who aspire to become tomorrow’s designpreneurs.

This Designpreneurship programme aims to groom aspiring designers in a way that helps them to achieve an enriching personal growth experience and career transformation. Through a fulfilling design and entrepreneurship journey, it will propel them towards the direction of a total personal and professional transformation in self, design, management and entrepreneurship development.

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Programme Objective

The objectives of this programme are:

  1. To empower future designpreneurs with creativity and business management acumen.
  2. To catalyse learners’ professional career advancement and personal development in this design trade as a designer and entrepreneur.
  3. To facilitate learners’ transition from a non-designer to a designer role through mentorship opprtunities.

What Will You Learn?

Learners will be taught mastery in applied design and design thinking skills including software, brand design, creative thinking including multi-dimensional thinking (MDT) and design thinking, marketing and communications planning, studio management processes, financial planning and budgeting, strategic growth thinking and managmeent know-how to lead a new start-up in this design trade or growth in relevant businesses.

Programme Deliverables

Design Software Tools

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe InDesign

Design Thinking Methodology

  • Multi-Dimensional Thinking
  • Design Thinking

Business Management

  • Marketing and Communication Planning
  • Budgeting and Financial Planning

Programme Certification

Scholars will under take a total of 23 competency units in this programme.

Upon successful completion of all 23 units, scholars will receive the following certifications :

  • WSQ Diploma in Visual Communications (Creative) 
  • WSQ Diploma in Visual Communications (Business Management)

Scholars are also eligible for the S$1,000 SkillsFuture Study Award from SkillsFuture Singapore upon completion of each WSQ Diploma qualification.

Industry Attachment – Optional 

A 12 weeks paid internship with creative agency is optional for learners who want to complement their classroom lesson with ‘live’ work experience of selected design discipline to gain work experiences.  

Types of Sponsorship

Programme Duration

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