Design School Asia is a
ground-breaking institute that creates cultural, social and economic value with industry collaboration.

Explore DSA

Co-op education in industry

A collaborative relationship between DSA and industry who work together for the benefit of giving students placements, embedding employability, and preparing multi-professional designers for a rewarding career.

Studying at DSA

Find out about the DSA blended learning experience, the benefits of studying with us and how to apply, as the best experiences are the ones created by people who are happy.

Accessible education commitment

We are committed to broadening access to design education that supports students to achieve their aspirations though our online campus and industry co-op; because education should be without boundaries.

DSA common basic framework

Our teaching and learning principles follow an interdisciplinary approach to design education through the lens of people, technology and organisation. We built this school for you. Not everyone, but for you.tings.

Meet the Founder

Graham Newman MRes RCA, PGCHE, FRSA
I believe a co-op education built around human centred design can benefit society, as design moves from making things to making things possible.

About DSA

We are an independent design school with one objective: to fuse our students hand, heart and head with imagination and impactful innovation. Built in South-East Asia, for South-East


User Experience Design

UX|UI digital transformation guided by the principles of Human Centered Design and imagination. Create remarkable experiences across strategy, design and technology to accelerate your career in Asia’s fastest-growing creative industry.

Materials, Processes + Drawing

Make life better with creativity. A 15 hour foundation course from DSA that’s a great choice for students or school leavers to express themselves as a designer, or in preparation for applying to a degree course. Free to enrol, free to use, and free to remix for teachers.

Enquire to study at Design School Asia

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Making and Doing podcast

Graham Newman and his guests discuss how practice is responding to change, and how this change can foster cultural, economic and social benefit in South-East Asia. The three latest programs:

Economic Futures, Reform and Legal Tech 6

Economic Futures, Reform and Legal Tech 6

Dr Peerapat Chokesuwattanaskul discusses Thailand’s economy, how regulatory reform is enabling innovation, and technologies that are transforming the legal industry with Graham Newman.

Communication Design Futures 4

Communication Design Futures 4

Kickstart 2021 with Khun Vorathit ‘Tap’ Kruavanichkit, creative director and co-founder of Farmgroup, discussing the future of Bangkok communication design with Graham Newman.

News and events

AP CSP Course is Diversifying Computer Science Pipeline

AP CSP Course is Diversifying Computer Science Pipeline

For too long there has been a shortage of women and a lack of diversity in both computer science classrooms and in the workforce. AP Computer Science Principles, or AP CSP, was introduced by the College Board four years ago to change the invitation...

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In support of DEPA

In support of DEPA

The recently published Thailand Digital Transformation Report from Deloitte recommends tax incentives should be offered to entrepreneurs in order to promote a more competitive tech-led innovation environment in Thailand, and that Thailand has seen...

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