A people-centered design institution that creates cultural, social and economic value with industry collaboration.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, just for you.

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Meet the Founder

Graham Newman MRes RCA, PGCHE, FRSA
I believe a co-op education built around people-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 people-centered design and imagination. Create remarkable experiences across strategy, design and technology to accelerate your career in South East Asia’s fastest-growing creative industry.

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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.

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