Expanding user experience design and innovation education for SE Asia.

Our courses have a point of difference

DSAs programs of learning are written by professional UK design educators and practitioners based in SE Asia bridging the university-industry gap by accelerating employability pathways beyond undergraduate level. To get designers, technologists, engineers and social scientists where they want to go in their careers.

We have over 20 years’ experience in teaching and professional practice across Asia Pacific with on the ground specialist knowledge of the design ecosystems in Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta and Hong Kong.


A typical licensing agreement outlines the learning delivery is conducted by the institution’s teaching team; and curriculum and content development is managed by DSA. This includes student administration and technical support within the MyDSA learning management system.

We can also deliver the entire curriculum on behalf of your faculty with qualified blended learning teaching practitioners.

We are comitted to widening access to design education. Especially in emerging SE Asian markets. Our scalable licenses reflect this as we offer both per user and site agreements to enable teaching and learning practioners deliver social, cultural and economic value to their students.

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Licensing frequently asked questions

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How does the licensing work?

Typically the curriculum and content development is managed and produced by us and your teaching and learning practitioners deliver it. We can offer the license as ‘fair usage’ per user or a site license; whichever is best suited to your cohort size.

What is the typical duration of the license?

One year.

Who teaches the courses?

Typically we would expect your institution’s to deliver the curriculum. We have a Training of Teachers (ToT) model intended to engage coaching new teachers that are less experienced with a particular topic or skill. Alternatively we can supply our own teaching and learning practitioners as a turnkey service.

Who owns the IP of the curriculum?

We do. The license allows you usage of the materials and the MyDSA learning management system to deliver the learning for your students.

Can I add learning material?

Yes. We want you have as much autonomy as possible. Typically this would be for any live project ‘briefs’, summative assessments and ad-hoc content such as announcements.

Graham Newman | FounderBio

Meet the DSA founder | Graham Newman

Graham Newman is the Founder of Design School Asia. He has extensive expertise in innovation design practice and education across Asia Pacific for over 20 years. He has taught at leading universities in Bangkok, Singapore and Jakarta–and has worked across SME and enterprise industries in the design, research and manufacturing sectors. Graham’s innovation practice is forged by his Masters of Research experience at the Royal College of Art, and his commercial experience during in which he has won several international design awards. Read More →