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With the changes brought by the ongoing pandemic and disruption of emerging technology, there is no guarantee that you will still hold on to the same job when next year comes.

There is no better time to acquire a new skill that you can use to start something on the side with the rise of the gig economy.

Choose from one of the three top gigs that companies are looking for freelancers everywhere: design, photography, and digital marketing.



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From Graphic Design to UI/UX Design, find a course that will not only enable you to start a sideline, but also to add value to your current role in your day job.​

With a full diploma, you can even consider a career switch at the end of the day.


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One of the most sought-after skills in the gig economy, acquiring the skill of Digital Marketing will not only enable you to get gigs easily but also helps to accelerate your career if you are in sales, marketing, or business development. 

Diploma in Professional Photography


With the emergence of e-commerce, one of the most common problems faced by SME is the lack of good quality photos of their new products. 

In the current climate where purchasing decisions are being made online more often than not, there is a big demand for content creators by companies, big and small alike.


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Being industry players, active in their respective fields, our lecturers stay abreast with their fast-evolving industries and impart their most up-to-date knowledge to students. Featuring an array of award winners, from recipients of internationally acclaimed creative awards to honorable media accolades, our lecturers are well- versed in the do’s and don’ts in winning awards, and use only such lofty standards as benchmarks for their teaching.

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MadGlobal subscribes to that, connecting us to the matrix of The globalized world. It’s an independent entity armed with an altruistic vision of exposing students all over the world to all things creative, sans geographical boundaries.


From overseas trips to competitions, camps and advertising awards competition such as Adfest in Thailand and Adstars Korea; to global study trips in New York & Bali, we have the students’ expansion of their creative minds at heart.



At Awards Lab, everyone’s a winner! Even without bagging an award. It’s a boiler room where students are subject to the rigours of agency environment. And the demands of producing award-winning work.

Did we also mention that we have been the consecutive title holder of the top non-government funded design school in Singapore for the past few years?


Awards or not, walk away with a winning portfolio.

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Do you believe in an education that focus on how good you are in memorising? We don't.

That is why all our modules are projects based, allowing you to train on your newly acquired skills while building a strong portfolio for yourself.

Doing what you enjoy to pass your modules; if that sounds good to you, then you are the right fit for our school.

Featured Trainers

Kenji graduated with a distinction in Master of Design from Curtin University of Technology, Australia, in 2003 and received a year of professional packaging design training from Japan in 1991. Kenji has accumulated more than 10 years of professional teaching experience as a design educator and 20 years of relevant job experiences as a creative practitioner in the graphic design, branding, advertising, packaging, publishing and printing industries.

With Kenji’s passion in teaching, mentorship and engagement with his students over the last few years, he has personally nurtured and groomed many successful design practitioners and designpreneurs. many of his past students have won more than 80 local and international awards and recognition from Singapore, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom and America.

Robert Gaxiola is a veteran in the creative industry and the current  Director of Content & Creative of Something Else.

After just three years in business, the agency he co-founded, Mangham Gaxiola, entered into a purchase agreement with the Dentsu Aegis Network and added McGarryBowen to their names on the door.


Prior to that, he worked under much bigger names such as Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Bates 141, FCB and Disney. His last job prior to setting his own shop was the Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather Singapore.

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Chelsea is currently with UOB TMRW Digital as the VP, Design Lead. Before this, she was working with PayPal as the UX Lead in APAC and Citibank on their FinTech in the APC region.

She has a strong record of designing transformative user experiences at organizations across various industries including government, financial institutions, and education. Designing to her is about weaving intention into a seamless, transcendent experience.



Tommy Lai,
UX Copywriter @ Booking.com

"When I was in England, I found out that I was way ahead of all my peers."

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Ning Goh,
UX Designer @ OCBC

"What I really like about M.A.D. School is that the lecturers are all working in the industry...basically, lecturers get to focus on the students and I find that very useful."

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Andy Xu,

Creative Director @ Three Collective

"My time in MAD was a great experience; I especially recommend it for those who are keen to enter into the Design and Advertising industries."

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."

- Steve Jobs

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In MAD School, we do not believe in our students memorising and throwing everything back at us. Hence, not only is there no examination in our school, students learn real skills and practise them via projects, overseas learning trips, taking part in major awards competition and also by having fun. 

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