Entrance requirements

Purpose driven learning at work.

Applications are currently open for 2022

All candidates are selected entirely on merit. The entrance examination consists of an assessment of the application and portfolio of work including a written statement, followed by an interview.

Entrance requirements

A high standard of final year undergraduate work or evidence of professional practice relevant to the program including subject comprehension which will be assessed on interview.

Upon entry to any of the School’s programs you should be able to demonstrate:
Prior knowledge to the principles and elements of design in a historical and contextual setting.

Enthusiasm, clarity, independent learning and critical engagement with the common basic framework of learning that provides a focus point for the exchange of theory and practice knowledge.

English language requirements

For candidates whose first language is not English, you must submit an original certificate of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading) from one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component; or
  • TOEFL (Paper-Based) with a minimum of 550; or
  • TOEFL (Internet-Based) with a minimum of 79; or
  • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) with a minimum of 450.

Applicant qualities

We are generally looking for candidates who can express their enthusiasm for creativity, imagination and innovation; and push themselves to experience self-actualisation through purpose–inventing new solutions that work with old emotions.


Part-time (12 weeks, 160 hours of study).


Monthly tuition fees
THB3,000 | SGD115

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