Course Information

What courses are available?

We've got a range of courses, check out the Courses at the Home page.


What is the normal course timetable?

There are no standard timetables, but generally you can expect to have classes scheduled for about 12-20 hours per week, depending on major and study load. You can also have the flexibility of studying 1 additional module (if it is offered during the term) or drop 1 module at any specific term.

In general, classes run in the following blocks:

  • 9 am - 12 noon
  • 2 pm - 6 pm
  • 6 pm - 10 pm for some special classes
  • Individual timetables are available during the Orientation day at the beginning of each term.


How much homework do I have to do?

For every class contact hour, you should be planning at least 2 hours homework to do your assignments.


How long is a term?

There are 4 terms per year, each made up of 11-week terms, follow by 2 week of holiday.


Are courses full-time or part-time?

All courses are full-time. However students can alter their study mode and choose to do less subjects at any one time, thereby prolonging the study length of the program. The maximum number of subject you can choose to drop per term is 1.

New part-time courses are being launched, please refer to here


How many subjects are there per semester?

Have a look at the course description outline info for your chosen course from the
Home page


Can I study by distance / correspondence?

No, all classes are held on campus. Ever our distance learning program for the final year will require your attendance in the campus.


Do I have to buy my own computer?

It is highly recommended that you have your own laptop.


What kinds of software do you use?

We have a range of software on our computers to cater for all the design specialities. The list includes: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Maya, AutoCAD, Flash, Open Source CMS and loads more.


I can't draw, can I still study design?

Drawing is a skill and, like other skills, can be taught. There's a lot of drawing involved in the design programs, but not everyone can draw when they first arrive. In the first year you'll be doing quite a lot of drawing classes. If you're worried that you can't draw very well, the answer is to practise, practise and then practise some more.


Is there any work experience included in the courses?

Yes, the programs all include an Industry Placement in the final term.


How much of the courses are theory and how much are practical?

The courses are a blend of theory and practical. You do a combination of core subjects (theory) and subject-specific subjects (mostly practical).


Can I also study at other campuses?

Yes, as we are part of the Raffles Education group, you can choose to study at any one of our participating network campuses.


Do I have to do exams and assessments?

Yes, there are assessments and exams throughout our courses.


What happens if I fail a subject or assessment?

If this happens, you can repeat the subject (and incur additional fees) when it is next delivered or, if applicable, appeal the assessment grade; or apply for a supplementary assessment under exceptional circumstances; or apply for a resubmission of the assessment. There are different procedures for each of the above applications - they are reviewed on a case by case basis.


Is it possible to fast track my course?

You'll need to talk to your Program Director to find out if this is suitable for you. You may opt to take up to 1 additional module per term, provided its offered during the specific term.


What happens if I don't finish my course, can I still get a qualification?

If you're doing a Diploma course, and you exit before you passed all your modules, only a transcript will be issued to you.


What if I have more questions about the course?

Contact us ! We're always happy to help out with any questions you may have.