First Media Design School

Students have the opportunity to study at First Media Design School in Singapore and graduate with a UWE Bristol awarded degree. Please note that we are not currently recruiting for courses at this institution.


Founded in 2005, First Media Design School (FMDS) is the only design school owned and managed by design practitioners. It offers students direct contact with art and design industry professionals. This is made possible through collaborators such as the FM group of companies, one of the largest design groups in Singapore. FMDS is also one of the few private education Institutions to achieve a four-year Edutrust Certification by the Council for Private Education.


""One of the things that makes studying a UWE Bristol graphic and fashion design course special is the focus on developing our students in all the areas needed to be truly creative; a wide mix of technical, conceptual, personal and entrepreneurship skills."

Mark Phooi, Principal

Mark Phooi Principal


FMDS is based in Singapore, the gateway to the design-polis. Situated in the heart of Chinatown precinct, the institution operates from its own four-storey campus building which is an eight-minute walk from the Outram Park and Chinatown MRT stations.

The education block at No. 5 Teck Lim Road comprises of three design studio-classrooms, while the No. 3 block houses fashion labs and a library with more than 2,000 titles for research and study.


Please note that we are not currently recruiting to courses at this institution.