Developing Digital Proficiencies

Do you only have a basic level of IT literacy? Master the fundamentals of digital media in this three-day introductory programme! You will pick up the basics of visual design and production and learn to create effective infographics and compelling content for your online channels.

You will also gain a basic understanding of Intellectual Property (IP) and copyright laws as well as the principles of effective writing for digital platforms.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • principles of visual design
  • graphic / image creation and editing 
  • Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) 
  • web page design 
  • social media platforms 
  • Intellectual property rights and internet laws 

Learning objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • list and explain the basic principles of visual design
  • apply the principles of visual design to create a simple but visually attractive and readable page
  • use the basic features of graphic editing tools to create simple but original graphics while putting the design principles into practice
  • apply the basic principles of readable text design by converting textual document meant for print into formats optimised for screen reading
  • develop a simple webpage using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) 
  • describe the different characteristics and uses of different social media and blogging platforms
  • assess the suitability of any social media platform against an intended purpose  
  • identify and describe the portions of intellectual property (IP) rights and law most relevant to social media content development 

This course is offered as part of Singapore Computer Society’s Digital Proficiency Program

Who should attend?

Anyone with a keen interest in digital media and design

Entry Requirement

Basic IT literacy


Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Attendance by Republic Polytechnic upon meeting 80% of attendance requirement. 

Course Dates

11 - 13 Feb 2019
18 - 20 March 2019
1 - 3 April 2019
6 - 8 May 2019
10 - 12 June 2019
15 - 17 July 2019
14 - 16 Aug 2019
16 - 18 Sept 2019
7 - 9 Oct 2019
11 - 13 Nov 2019
2 - 4 Dec 2019

Course Duration

20 hours 

Course Venue

Republic Polytechnic @ Woodlands

Full Course Fee (Others) Workfare Training Scheme(WTS) Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-employed Singapore Citizens & SPR Singapore Citizens aged below 40 OR Singapore PR
$684.80 $45.44 $68.48 $77.44 $205.44

*SkillsFuture credit approved.

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Last updated on 16 Jul 2019

Need more help?

If you are still unsure about which course to pursue, please contact our Academy for Continuing Education.  

Fees quoted are inclusive of GST. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fees and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.