About School

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.

General Info

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Facilities

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.

Staff

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.

Employment Rates

Since inception, over 90% of FZD’s graduates have secured jobs within the entertainment design industry globally.

Student Showcase

Take a look at some of the traditional and digital artwork FZD School of Design students produce during their education.

Leo Sebastian Stalgrim

Early 2017. After years of working a decent but non-fulfilling office job, I rekindled my childhood dream of becoming a concept artist.

Rick Campana

I've wanted to work in the industry ever since watching the special features DVD of Star Wars and realizing "People made this"

Yashaswi karthik

I’ve always had a passion for games and art, I made a big decision in June 2016 , that I wanted get into the entertainment industry, so I switched my field from a computer engineer to pursue concept ...

Nishad Bhide

I've always loved playing video games at a young age. As I got older, I started getting curious about the process of making video games. As I started doing more research into, I made a decision that t...

Jon Cameron Li

My passion for story telling started when I was a kid. I started working in the mobile games industry as a Game Artist after graduating from college, and eventually moved onto a Producer role. Althoug...

Chris Rogers

I first realized I wanted to work in the entertainment industry at age 14 when I learned about the role of concept artist via the FZD School of Design Youtube channel. I am now an FZD graduate, and I'...

Minnie Zhou

I love world-building and storytelling.

Clive Humberto Almeida

The realisation was a process built over time. I loved building new things from various broken toys and spares. Having realised the limitations of the resources around me, I moved to drawing as it all...

Courses

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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