Diploma in Design (R67)

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What You Will Learn

This is a merged diploma between the Diploma in Design for User Experience and the Diploma in Design for Games and Gamification.

The Diploma in Design (DiD) will provide a thorough foundation in design theories including Design Thinking, user experience design principles, and the use of industry-standard digital tools to produce design works.

In the second year, students are guided to specialise in one of the three majors aligned with their interests and career aspirations:

  • Visual Communication - Use design for creative communication & innovative tech experiences.
  • User Experience - Solve everyday problems with research-driven design concepts.
  • Games & Gamification - Master design skills to integrate gamification in marketing & learning campaigns.

These majors will enable DiD students to design, create, and integrate visual assets, games, products, and environments into user-centric experiences for specific target audiences within industry contexts.

Upon completion of a Diploma in Design, graduates may pursue a wide range of career paths such as Designer, Design Researcher, Visualiser/Storyteller in the Design sector, 2D Artist, 3D Artist, Animator in the Media sector, or UX Designer, UI Designer in the ICT Sectors. Additionally, some students may choose to further their education with a bachelor's degree in Design, UX and Game Design, or a related field for more advanced career opportunities.

As designers, we should view from our users’ perspectives to fully understand their needs. This Diploma has expanded my knowledge in design and I have developed better interpersonal skills through this course. I am thankful to have passionate lecturers who are open and willing to share relevant working experiences with us, which are important for our learning.

Aung Kyaw Bo Bo
Diploma in Design for User Experience (now known as Diploma in Design) 2018 Graduate

General Modules

Discipline Modules

Major Modules

Elective Modules

For this diploma programme, students will select ONE Elective module from the list below:

List of Electives

AND for students who are taking the One-Semester Industry Immersion Programme, you will need to select ONE of the following options:

Option A: Select Elective modules totalling 12 MCs from the list of modules in applicable Minor Programmes

Option B: Select a Minor Programme

Option C: Select a CET-based Certificate programme and/or Elective module(s) from the list of modules in applicable Minor Programmes (only for eligible students)

Learn how you can customise your learning pathways here

Industry Orientation Programme Modules

Option 1: One-Semester Industry Immersion Programme

Select one module from the list below:

Option 2: Two-Semester Industry Immersion Programme

* Some module codes and synopses are pending confirmation and may be subject to change.

GCE O-level

Aggregate TypeRange of Net ELR2B2 for 2024 JAE Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-D -
  • English Language: D7
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): D7
  • Any one of the 2nd group of Relevant Subjects for the ELR2B2-D Aggregate Type: C6

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Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPARelevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT21 Architectural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Architectural)
  • NT23 Civil & Structural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Civil & Structural)
  • NT24 Electronics/ Electronics Servicing/ Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services)/ Electronics (Computer & Networking)/ Electronics Instrumentation)/ Electronics (Mobile Devices)/ Electronics (Wafer Fabrication)/ Electronics (Wireless LAN)
  • NT37 Precision Engineering (Injection Mould)/ Precision Engineering (Press Tool)/ Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould)/ Precision Tooling/ Tool & Die - Making
  • 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
  • NT69 Community Care & Social Services
  • 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
  • NT86 Retail Services
  • NT88 Electronics (Display Technology)
  • NT96 Electronics, Computer Networking and Communications
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS23 Retail & Online Business
  • BS24 Financial Services
  • BS81 Early Childhood Education
  • BS82 Banking Services
  • BS83 Hospitality Operations
  • BS84 Business Studies (Event Management)
  • 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)
  • BS98 Event Management
  • 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
  • IT76 e-Business Programming
  • IT77 Facility Management
  • IT79 Elder Care
  • IT80 Space Design Technology / Architectural Technology
  • IT81 Broadcast & Media Technology
  • IT82 Games Art & Design
  • IT83 Games Programming & Development
  • IT84 Interactive Design
  • IT87 Landscape Management & Design
  • IT88 IT Applications Development
  • IT89 IT Systems & Networks
  • IT90 Automotive Engineering
  • IT91 Robotics & Smart Systems
  • IT94 Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements


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


  • 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.
  • Applicants with mild colour vision deficiency may be assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine their suitability for the courses.

Career Opportunities

You can look forward to joining design teams in global companies with strong design cultures, like Foolproof, Grab and IBM. You can aspire to become user experience designers and consultants or take on researcher roles in usability studies.

Career options include:

  • Design Researcher

  • Product Designer

  • User Experience Designer

  • User Interface Designer 

  • Visualiser / Storyteller

Further Studies

Graduates can choose to pursue an arts-related degree programme at top universities.

Degree programmes include:

  • Bachelor of Arts Communication Design

  • Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design)

  • Bachelor of Arts in User Experience and Game Design

  • Bachelor of Design (majoring in UX Interaction Design)

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design Art (Interaction Design, Product Design or Visual Communication)

Last updated on 11 Jun 2024