The advertising landscape has evolved beyond mere creative and stylistic execution, thus it is necessary to encompass strategic appropriation of multi-channels, content creation, user interface and experience.

This Specialist Diploma in Integrated Digital Communication offered under the SkillsFuture Earn & Learn Programme (ELP) for the Design sector is a 12-month work-study programme targeted primarily at local fresh Polytechnic graduates from relevant full-time design-related courses of study. It aims to equip participants with the knowledge to utilise and manage multi-channels to reach consumers in strategic methods as well as to engage them in the ways they will interact with the channels. 

Target Participants

Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are fresh Polytechnic graduates from relevant full-time courses of study.

Please see ‘Eligibility Criteria’ for more information.

Career Opportunities

At the entry level, the job positions are Digital Creative or Junior Designer1. Upon completing the course under the Earn and Learn Programme, graduates can look forward to taking up some of the possible types of positions:

  • Advertising Strategist
  • Senior Designer
  • Digital Art Director
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Creative Consultant
  • Information Architect
  • Creative Consultant 

ELP graduates may also look forward to wage increment and role expansion in their workplace, subject to their work performance.

1 Job titles may vary across companies

Course Details

Course Commencement 

The ELP Design programme is scheduled to commence in every April and/or October.

Course Duration

ELP participants will undergo a 12-month structured training programme, including facilitated learning, e-learning, and on-job-training (OJT).

Application Period

Application for ELP is on-going. Please contact us to find out more.

Course Structure

Upon completion of the Specialist Diploma course, graduates should be able to:

a)      conceptualize and develop advertising strategies;

b)      develop effective and coordinated advertising communication campaigns;

c)      generate concepts using different creative methodologies, and

d)      produce an effective integrated advertising campaign with different media                          applications including for digital devices. 

Participants will be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Integrated Digital Communication upon successful completion of the following:

  • Post-Diploma Certificate in Digital Design
  • Post-Diploma Certificate in Advertising Communication

Post-Diploma Certificate in Digital Design

Subject code Subject

Learn the UX design workflow and take an in-depth look at the use of tools, methods and techniques to optimise user experience.


Learn industry-standard methods to design interfaces and acquire knowledge of technical skills for hands-on experience of user interface development.


Learn to design for our ever-changing digitally networked society. Learn how to engage users through different digital media and produce them using design tools.

Post-Diploma Certificate in Advertising Communication

Subject code Subject

Today’s advertising agencies not only promote products, they also include innovation with product creation in their creative process. Learn how to stay ahead by identifying trends and innovate in the ever-changing advertising industry.


Learn different aspects of social media from content strategies to viral videos. Understand best practices for each social media and learn how to build relationship between brands and consumers.


Learn the strategic thinking behind every advertising work.  You will gain insights into consumer behaviours and develop ideas from a creative brief.  Bring your idea into production and engage consumers in the ever-changing media spaces of new platforms.

Modes of Assessment

The assessment would be based on a combination of coursework components such as written and practical tests, case studies, assignments and projects.  

Course Fees


PDC in Digital Design

PDC in Advertising Communication

SME-employed Singapore Citizens aged below 40



Singapore Citizens aged below 40



Singapore Permanent Residents



Others & Repeat Students



(nett fee payable inclusive of GST)

MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.

Fees payable is based on per PDC.

The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for ELP Design

Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of either graduation from the polytechnics or the Operational Ready Date for National Servicemen from the following full-time programmes are eligible to apply.

Feeder Programmes

Diploma in

  • Communication Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Interaction Design
  • Design for User Experience
  • Visual Communication and Media Design

Other relevant Design-related Disciplines

Eligibility Criteria for ELP Sign-on Incentive

Only for Singapore Citizens who are fresh ITE or Polytechnic graduates hired by Participating Companies and officially commenced ELP within 3 years of graduation or ORD.

Apply Now

Please submit your application through the link below.

Please submit the following documents during your submission. Kindly name the files according to the guidelines below. 

1. Resume (filename: Resume-YourName.pdf)
2. Colour-scanned, front & back of NRIC (filename: NRIC-YourName.pdf)
3. Highest Qualification Certificate (filename: Certificates-YourName.pdf)
4. Academic Transcripts (filename: Transcripts-YourName.pdf)
5. NS Completion Certificate, if applicable (filename: NS Certificate-YourName.pdf)

Please note that relevant documents will be forwarded to all participating companies for their selection.

Selection of applicants is at the discretion of the participating companies and participating companies will contact their shortlisted applicants for interview. Applicants have the right to reject the interview if they do not wish to be employed by the company who contacted them.

Only applicants who are hired and placed on the ELP by the participating companies will be invited to submit an online application for the ELP Courses.


Companies who are interested to find out how this ELP can support your organisation’s talent development plan may contact the following personnel for more information:

Mr Tan Ban Soon | 6780 5138bansoon@tp.edu.sg

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

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