Common Arts, Media and Design Programme (R65)


What You Will Learn

Renamed from Common Arts, Design and Media Programme

The Common Arts, Media and Design Programme (CAP) is a one-year programme that serves as a way for students to explore the fascinating fields of art, design, and media.

The programme provides students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of their own career aspirations before enrolling in a specialised or broad-based diploma.

CAP also immerses students in a spectrum of interdisciplinary skills and knowledge required by art, media, and design disciplines. The programme covers topics such as storytelling, drawing, design, user experience, digital content creation, and creative software competencies.

CAP serves as a foundational year for all diplomas in STA. Students will get to mingle with diploma students and learn first-hand from their peers.

In their first year, students participate in foundational modules that will help them discover the different related disciplines. This will allow them to familiarise themselves with RP's learning style and various aspects of the related fields of study before deciding on their choice of diploma.

During the second semester, students choose specialisation electives that provide them with first-hand experience and in-depth learning in their chosen area of expertise before they stream into their chosen discipline in year 2.

Students can choose one of the following diplomas:

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2024 JAE  Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-A 13 to 21
  • English Language: C6
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): D7
  • Any one of the 1st group of Relevant Subjects for the ELR2B2-A Aggregate Type: C6

Click here to view the aggregate computation for ELR2B2-A Aggregate Type.

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT21 Architectural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Architectural)
  • NT40 Info-Communications Technology (Networking & System Administration) / Infocomm Technology
  • NT41 Multimedia Technology
  • NT44 Digital Media Design/ Digital Media Design (Interactive Media)
  • NT46 Product Design
  • NT47 Communications Technology
  • NT52 Digital Animation
  • NT54 Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects)
  • NT56 Digital Audio & Video Production
  • NT60 Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
  • NT65 Space Design (Architecture)
  • NT66 Space Design (Interior & Exhibition) / Interior & Exhibition Desgn
  • NT70 Interactive Media Design
  • NT71 Visual Communication
  • NT72 Visual Effects
  • NT74 Mobile Systems & Services / Info-communications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
  • NT79 Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing)
  • NT80 Social Media & Web Development
  • NT81 Attraction Operations
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS24 Financial Services
  • BS81 Early Childhood Education
  • BS82 Banking Services
  • BS83 Hospitality Operations
  • BS85 Business Studies (Accounting)/Accounting
  • BS86 Business Studies (Administration/ Secretarial)
  • BS87 Business Studies (Logistics)/Integrated Logistics Management/Logistics for International Trade/International Logistics
  • BS88 Business Studies (E-Commerce)/Business-Information Technology
  • BS89 Business Studies (Sport Management)/Sport Management
  • BS90 Business Studies (Service Management)/Service Management
  • BS91 Beauty & SPA Management / Beauty & Wellness Management
  • BS92 Visual Merchandising
  • BS93 Community Sport & Recreation Management
  • BS94 Retail Merchandising
  • BS95 Passenger Services
  • BS96 Performance Production
  • BS97 Filmmarking (Cinematography)
  • IT21 Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • IT22 Mechatronics Engineering
  • IT31 Electrical Engineering
  • IT41 Electronics Engineering/Industrial Electronics Engineering
  • IT51 Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design/Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design
  • IT52 Mechanical Engineering
  • IT54 Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design
  • IT55 Manufacturing Engineering
  • IT56 Information Technology
  • IT57 Wireless Technology
  • IT61 Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security
  • IT63 Games Design & Development
  • IT64 Business Information Systems
  • IT65 Leisure & Travel Operations
  • IT66 Security System Integration
  • IT67 Civil & Structural Engineering Design
  • IT68 Facility Systems Design
  • IT69 Information Systems Quality
  • IT70 Mobile Unified Communications
  • IT72 Process Plant Design
  • IT74 Aerospace Engineering
  • IT75 Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business
  • IT81 Broadcast & Media Technology
  • IT84 Interactive Design
  • IT94 Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium), AND
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects


For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at


  • Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.
  • Students admitted to the Common Arts, Media and Design Programme must ensure that they satisfy the requirements of the respective diplomas before they can be streamed to the respective courses. Those opting to stream into the Diploma in Design, or the Diploma in Sonic Arts are required to pass the introductory elective module for the diploma in lieu of fully meeting their minimum entry requirements.

Further Studies

Upon completion of the Common Arts, Media and Design Programme, you will have a better understanding of all the diploma programmes offered by the School of Technology for the Arts, giving you a clearer picture of which of the five diplomas best fits your interests and passion.

Last updated on 11 Jun 2024