We are elated to announce that we are the No. 1 Ad Design School (non-government funded*) in Singapore for the consecutive 2nd year according to the prestigious 4As Crowbar 2018 awards ranking.
For a school that insists on getting current Art Directors, Creative Directors, etc. from agencies as our trainers, regularly working closely with the industry on curating & upgrading our programme, believing in hands-on practise and not examinations; it is no wonder our students are performing so well in competitions that matter and giving some of the bigger and better funded polytechnics a bloody nose.
Did we also mention that our alumnus is the first to win a Cannes Young Lion Award for Singapore?
Find out more about how you can join us now!
Professional Diploma in Advertising & Design
Yearning for a trailblazing career as a creative director or owner of your design or advertising agency?
This comprehensive course will arm you the strategic thinking and analytical skills to thrive in the advertising and design industry.
You have a keen eye for aesthetics. Designs inspire you. You’re inspired to design.
You will be taught to conceptualize for design applications such as editorial and packaging while having interactions, consultations, hands-on assignments as well as presentations that will fully prepare you for the design world.
"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
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 honourable 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.
We have an altruistic vision of exposing students all over world to all things creative, sans geographical boundaries.
From overseas trips to competitions, our students travel to New York, South Korea & Bali, etc. on an annual basis to learn from the best around the world.
At Awards Lab, everyone’s a winner!
Even without bagging an award, it’s a boiler room where students are subjected to the rigours of a creative agency environment and the demands of producing award-winning work.
Awards or not, walk away with a winning portfolio.
Love what you do so much? Why not do projects and campaigns that will be running live and get paid through social enterprise Make The Change!
Through this school run social enterprise, students can:
Make use of their design skills to help NGOs & other social enterprises
Take part in real projects for various companies
Guided by experienced industrial practitioners & getting paid
Enhanced their portfolio with projects completed under make the change
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 an advertising creative director and founder of Singapore agency ManghamGaxiola.
After just three years in business, the agency 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.
Spending more than 20 years in the AdMarcom industry, Angela has held leadership positions for over a decade, in the APAC region, with MNC agencies, South China Morning Post Group and Global Luxury Group, LVMH.
Before becoming the founder of her own start-up Antrepod, she experienced entrepreneurship first hand by starting agencies and had delivered over 600% business growth in business over 3 years. Because of this, she was one of the finalists for 2011 Australia China Alumni Awards for ‘Women In Leadership’.