Raffles Design Institute, formerly known as Raffles LaSalle Institute, was established in Singapore in 1990 as an educational institution dedicated to the professional design disciplines of Fashion Design, Interior Design, Interactive Media Design (Multimedia Design, Animation, and Games Design), 3D Design (Product, Furniture, and Jewellery Design), Graphic Design, and Fashion Marketing & Management (Fashion Marketing, Retail Management, and Fashion Communication & Journalism). It is the leading private design education provider with colleges in major cities such as Beijing, Changchun, Changzhou, Guangzhou, Huizhou, Ningbo, Shanghai, Wuhan (China), Bangkok (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Mumbai (India), Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Sydney (Australia), Auckland (New Zealand) and Singapore.
Offering an expeditious pathway to an Undergraduate programme in Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) degree certification to students within 3 years after graduating from high school, their curriculum is constantly reviewed to keep their students at the forefront of design education and training.
Raffles Design Institute continues to strive for excellence in delivering high quality education and providing an enriching learning experience for their students. A unique combination of academic theory and hands-on experience ensures that all graduates possess the skills and knowledge required by employers worldwide as well as a sound foundation for advanced study. As part of the curriculum, their students are placed in internship programmes for the opportunity to gain professional working experience, enhancing their portfolios. During the on-the-job training, students establish networks with companies, which very often become their future employers.
Employed from the USA, UK, Canada, Columbia, Peru, Egypt, Taiwan, Australia and Singapore, their lecturers are professional practitioners in their respective fields. They offer a wealth of technical knowledge and experience which they impart with commitment, creating an international learning environment that is rich in creativity.