International Affiliation With FMDS Singapore

International Affiliation With FMDS Singapore

First Media Design School

By Maxx Academy


There is vast scope of international exposure in the areas of fashion design, merchandising, multimedia, graphic design in Singapore. Maxx academy is authorised by First Media Design School in Singapore for admissions in various courses.


First Media Design School (FMDS) offers a diverse and comprehensive range of design and design management programmes. Headquartered in Singapore, FMDS is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Media Group, Singapore’s largest local design communication group with more than 20 design studios in Singapore and the regional markets. FMDS conducts courses in graphic design, multimedia, fashion design & merchandising and design management programmes at Advanced Diploma levels.

Students who graduate from FMDS could also pursue further studies overseas or in Singapore with our collaborating universities through the articulation pathway. They are Royal Melbourne Institite of Technology (RMIT) and Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

FMDS is also the first private design school in Singapore to have attained the much coveted 4-Year EduTrust which recognises the schools’ management commitment and responsibilities, corporate governance and administration, external recruitment agents, student protect and support services, academic processes and assessment of students, quality assurance, monitoring and results.It is a registered school with the Council for Private Education in Singapore.


2-Year Advanced Diploma Programmes (Full-time)

  •  Visual Communication (Graphic Design)
  •  Visual Communication (Multimedia)
  •   Fashion Design & Merchandising

Programmes offered in FMDS are tailored to give students a broad-based designing knowledge, including advertising, branding, visual identity, packaging, multimedia, fashion design, management and entrepreneurship studies. It aims to arouse and develop thinking and research skills to help students produce innovative and effective communication solutions through a strong understanding of various communication channels.

FMDS is the only design school in Asia to offer design management (Module 6, one of the modules in the curriculum) to enhance our students with an acute understanding of design business management concepts and strategies that are commonly applied in the design industry.


“I have received the certificate and transcript. Thank you very much! It was a great pleasure and a good learning experience to be a part of FMDS. The lecturers really helped me to grow and develop my design skills. Please visit my country sometime and I will be sure to take you around. Thanks for all your support.”

Vrisha Malatheesha, India

Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

Graduated in November 2011

“I am really grateful to FMDS for these two years. Currently, I am pursuing my degree course and am learning about Business and Marketing Plans. Due to FMDS’ unique curriculum in Modules 6 and 7, I have already been taught on this subject and hence, it makes my learning now so much more easier and understandable. Thank you FMDS!”

Laurentia Santoso Putri, Indonesia

Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication (Multimedia)

Graduated in November 2011

“FMDS is able to give me an express headstart in seeking a design career in Singapore.”

Carmen Zemp, Switzerland

Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

Graduated in November 2011

“After I joined the school, and through FMDS’ Fashion Design partner, my opinions about design have changed and I got to experienced a whole new perspective of fashion designing.”

Hoang Nhat Thien Chi

Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design & Merchandising

Graduated in November 2011


“The solid foundations instilled in Steve by First Media Design School were further improved at VOXLAB. We treasured Steve as an intern and we decided to hire him full-time.”

Stefano Virgilli
Director, Vox Lab School

Andreas was interning with Lancer Design for three months. He played an instrumental role in completing two major projects and has also displayed a positive attitude towards learning. This is yet another successful designer nurtured by First Media Design School.”

Audrey Chong
Account Director, Lancer Design Pte Ltd


First Media is the only design communication group to win the Enterprise 50 Startup Award in recognition of FM’s business success in the design communication industry. In 2006, FM CEO, Mark Phooi, a trained graphic designer himself was awarded one of the Top Entrepreneurs of the Year Award for his business leadership in the design communication industry. Both prestigious awards were only accorded to esteem organisations with sound business practices, excellent financial track records and growth strategies.


January / April / July / October

Enrollment has begun. Apply Now.


No. 3/5 Teck Lim Road

Singapore 088383

Tel: (65) 6337 8663

Fax: (65) 6337 1217


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– Says First Media Design School