FZD School of Design
Our unique 1 Year Diploma Program is focused on the core fundamentals of drawing and design. Students will graduate with a Diploma in Industrial Design and a vast array of professional skills.
FZD School of Design was established in 2009 with the principle of providing a world class industry driven training for conceptual design.
Our unique 1 Year Diploma Program is focused on the core fundamentals of drawing and design. Students will graduate with a portfolio that is ready for job-hunting in a competitive market. Our intense pipeline has transformed hundreds of students into industry professionals working on video games and film projects around the world.
Over 90% of FZD’s grads have secured jobs within the entertainment design industry and many are now working with top studios, such as Dreamworks, EA, Microsoft, Ubisoft and etc.
Taking design inspirations from cafes, game development studios and design houses, FZD’s campus aims to provide a comfortable and inspiring environment for students and staff alike. FZD’s campus has large scale classrooms dedicated for students along with a common library area that is well-stocked with design articles, magazines and books for students’ research activities. In addition, our students will also have access to the study and lounge areas within campus.
FZD is centrally located in the heart of downtown Singapore. Public transportations like the train system and buses are well within walking distance from the campus.
FZD faculty staff are industry professionals with numerous years of experience in the concept design industry. Additional teaching instructors are also deployed to supplement students’ learning during studio time outside of class teaching hours. In alignment with the ever growing demands of the entertainment design industry, our faculty staff goes through regular professional developments which are identified by the Academic Director, in pursue of quality curriculum delivery and transfer of knowledge and industry skillsets to our students.
Since inception, over 90% of FZD’s graduates have secured jobs within the entertainment design industry globally.
FZD focuses on the 2D Pre-Production aspects of Concept Art with Photoshop as the primary software to be used. Blender is also taught at the School to supplement students with basic 3D knowledge to enhance the design process.
Our curriculum and core principles evolve around concept art and the application of sound design fundamentals into the course work. Students are equipped with Macbook Pro and Wacom tablet as the primary tools needed to create art works without over reliance on technology.
Take a look at some of the traditional and digital artwork FZD School of Design students produce during their education.
Networking & Careers
Our students are in School on a full-time basis where they will undergo an intensive curriculum and learning journey, consisting of 1800 contact hours in total for the full duration of the 12 months program. Classes take place on a daily basis where students will partake in lessons, critique and feedback sessions under the expertise guidance and supervision of our in-house Art Instructors/Directors. In addition, consultation time are available to all our students throughout the duration of the course for those who requires additional support and/or advices on their work progress and directions.
Following studios hire our graduates:
FZD prepares our students with the aim of having industry ready portfolios straight out of graduation. The School also maintains regular contacts with our network of studios to help graduates secure placement through portfolio recommendations.
Further exposure takes place through Industry talks and sharing sessions with aim of supplementing students with the latest developments and current trend in the creative design industry.
Our graduates have successfully secured placements with global studios from around the world which includes Ubisoft, Blizzard, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros, Counterplay Games, Activision, Naughty Dogs, Bohemia Interactive, Epic Games and more.
FZD offers a one-year program with an intense 1800 contact hours practicum. FZD trains our learners to be employment ready within one-year with the necessary industry skillsets. High level of training at a much lower cost compared to similar schools in the US or Europe. Heavily focused on the development of fundamental, design thinking and presentation skills. A completely different approach to drawing using industrial design techniques. Real-world inspired projects rather than “traditional art school” assignments.
1 Year Diploma Program
We have prepared a one-year program specifically designed for individuals looking for a career in the entertainment design industry. This program is divided into 3 terms. Each term runs for 15 weeks with a two week break in between. Students must complete all 3 terms in order to graduate. This one-year program is very intense and specialized, so please read all the relevant information before making your decision to enroll. Our courses cover a broad range of topics from basic fundamental understanding to advanced design and rendering techniques.
Students will graduate with a Diploma in Industrial Design and a vast array of professional skills. This program is open to local Singaporeans and International students. If you have any questions please contact us.
This one-year program is very intense and specialized. But if you have the right mindset and the willingness to work hard, then you will excel.
Term 1 : Discovering the importance of Fundamentals
Term 2 : Expanding Visual Library
Term 3 : Developing Story Driven Portfolio
Our aim is to mold students into elite designers with a broad range of skills and who graduate with a top notch industry oriented portfolio.
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