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The College

About

Raffles Design Institute, Manila is part of Raffles Education Corporation Limited ("RafflesEducationCorp"), the largest private education group in Asia-Pacific. Since establishing its first college in Singapore in 1990, the Group has grown to operate 34 colleges in 31 cities across 12 countries in Asia-Pacific: Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. More than 33,000 students enrolled in RafflesEducationCorp's tertiary programmes benefit from a quality education that provides graduates with a well-rounded hands-on experience that is relevant to the industry.

Mission & Values

Vision

To nurture and create talents to be future leaders in the industry.

Mission

Provide quality, innovative, and premier education in the Philippines.

Values

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Empowerment are promoted and emphasized. Our school offers learning environment that are characterized by the promotion of enterprise and working links with the industry and professions. Vocational outcomes and the employability of students are emphasized, as are creative and analytical approaches that encourage individual judgement and self-awareness. We seek to pave the way for our students' successful careers with an educational experience that emphasizes:

• Creativity and innovation • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship • Relevance and Employability • Professional Excellence through professional staff development • Socially Responsible professional practice

Campus and Student Life

Facilities

People

Raffles hires only the best from around the world to develop our students into design and business professionals. Our international academic faculty are industry veterans who will structure lessons in a way that students can learn from their work experiences. Lecturers are usually from regions known for creative culture, like Europe and other parts of Asia like Korea and Thailand. This is one of the many ways Raffles guarantees our students a learning experience in an international environment.

 

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About Raffles Manila

Raffles Design Institute, Manila is an international college offering professional education for the following disciplines: Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Management, Visual Communication, Interior Design, Business with Specialization. Raffles Design Institute, Manila was established in September 2010 and is located at the #1009 Metropol Building, Metropolitan Avenue, Makati City 1205, Metro Manila, Philippines. Raffles Design Institute, Manila is part of Raffles Education Corporation Ltd. - an undisputed leader for design and business education in the Asia-Pacific region that currently operates 34 colleges in 31 cities across 12 countries.

The Raffles Global Edge

You can jumpstart your career by attaining one of our many internationally- recognised design and business qualifications via our fast-track education pathways. You will learn the best in international professional practice from our diverse academic team of professional practitioners hailing from all over the world. Get yourself ready for the real world by learning at our global networks, real-life working environments and industrial internship programmes.

CEO's Message

Dear Fellow Shareholders,

After 23 years, we finally arrived at our own headquarters at 51 Merchant Road, Raffles Education Square. This is also where our flagship Singapore college, Raffles College of Higher Education ("RCHE"), resides. Although RafflesEducationCorp owns other education assets across the region, this asset in Singapore is a significant milestone in the metamorphosis of the Group since our founding in Singapore in 1990. Operating a college on rented premises makes sense only at its initial stage. After a college has been established, the challenge is to bring in sufficient student numbers that will bring in profits to sustain its operations. When student numbers increase to critical mass, the college should operate on its own premises, as it is a fact that rental is always on the increase and every relocation actually costs more in terms of downtime and high sunk costs. In a temporary premise, investment into the look and feel of the college including investment in costly technology will be more restrained as we have to consider the term of lease and the return on invested capital. Also, the willingness to upgrade during the tenure of lease is limited and this is not in sync with the effort towards brand building. With our owned college that is well equipped, management do not have to be distracted with relocation and can thus focus fully all of its resources on building up its credibility in the market. The RCHE flagship campus covers over 77,500 square feet of prime learning space that fosters creativity and innovation. It presents a chic and contemporary design with a vibrant and creative ambience, vital to the development of creative talents. With full control over the layout and facilities, we have created a space that complements and enhances our pedagogy. This space embodies the Raffles Spirit which strengthens our brand name. Since our move to this vibrant campus, RCHE enrolment has increased over the last two terms. The design and the running of this campus exude the very quality of education that the Group foresees all its 34 colleges in 31 cities to grow into.

Programmes

Raffles Design Institute's programmes follow modern, international curriculums of the highest standard designed to nurture creative professionals and entrepreneurs.

Our unique emphasis on both academic theory and practical experience, coupled with state-of-the-art technology, ensures that all our graduates are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills that are demanded by employers worldwide.

Our programmes include professional industry placements, giving students the opportunity to work on projects that enhance their experience and portfolios.

We are currently offering a 24-Months Full-Time Advanced Diploma on the following programmes at our Makati City, Metro Manila Campus:

Design Courses

Bachelor of Design - Fashion Design*

Intakes: January, April, July & October - Duration: 36 Months

Location: Manila and/or Sydney, Hongkong, Singapore

The study of Fashion Design focuses on developing an in-depth understanding of fashion design through exploratory and experimental projects. This course takes the student from design concepts and processes through to final production, while teaching required business and contextual studies. It provides an integrated approach, combining creativity with applied technical proficiency.

With a strong foundation in technical proficiency and a good eye for market trends, students will start to hone their individual styles and identities through their collections. Training students to be flexible in responding to ever-changing market needs, technological developments and trends, fashion graduates will be more than ready to assume professional work in this fast-paced industry.

*We offer an internationally recognized program within three short years. Jumpstart your future with our advanced diploma for two years here in Manila before topping-up to your bachelor's degree in Singapore, Hongkong, or Sydney.

Bachelor of Design - Fashion Marketing and Management*

Intakes: January, April, July & October - Duration: 36 Months

Location: Manila and/or Sydney, Hongkong, Singapore

The study of Fashion Marketing and Management is an exciting field that opens one up to countless opportunities in the fashion industry. Students learn buying and merchandising practices, conceptualizing and developing effective brand management strategies to execute advertising and promotional activities. Tailored to blend creative fashion knowledge with a solid grounding of business, marketing and contextual studies, students will learn to understand how product, customer and market forces integrate, while being introduced to new challenges, technologies and issues facing the fashion industry.

*We offer an internationally recognized program within three short years. Jumpstart your future with our advanced diploma for two years here in Manila before topping-up to your bachelor's degree in Singapore, Hongkong, or Sydney.

Bachelor of Design - Interior Design*

Intakes: January, April, July & October - Duration: 36 Months

Location: Manila and/or Sydney, Hongkong, Singapore

The study of Interior Design encompasses the study of both architectural and design content within a built environment, while focusing on the human interface within a given space. This course provides intensive training for students to become professional interior designers. Emphasis is placed on space planning, creative problem solving, communication skills and knowledge of building materials, construction, computer-aided drafting and the history of design.

Design Courses

*We offer an internationally recognized program within three short years. Jumpstart your future with our advanced diploma for two years here in Manila before topping-up to your bachelor's degree in Singapore, Hongkong, or Sydney.

Bachelor of Arts - Visual Communication*

Intakes: January, April, July & October - Duration: 36 Months

Location: Manila and/or Sydney, Hongkong, Singapore

The study of Visual Communication involves an in-depth understanding of a Visual Communication Designer's role in history, society and research. Students will have the opportunity to explore issues of culture, economics and the social implications of visual communication solutions. Through major practical projects, students will hone their multi-disciplinary skills to offer creative and practical solutions, preparing them for challenging careers combining creativity, concepts and computer software skills in the highly competitive advertising and publishing industries.

Design Courses

*We offer an internationally recognized program within three short years. Jumpstart your future with our advanced diploma for two years here in Manila before topping-up to your bachelor's degree in Singapore, Hongkong, or Sydney.

Admissions

Academic Calendar

Raffles Design Institute, Manila offers four intakes every year: in January, April, July and October. Students are given the flexibility to commence their studies at a time convenient to them, while graduates can choose to enter the labour force at any one of the four windows in a given year. This not only enables our graduates to maximise their employment prospects, but also allows them to better serve the ongoing human resource needs of respective industries. One academic year consists of four terms with 12 study weeks each, and a one-week holiday between terms. To us, this is learning at the speed of Raffles.

 

Admission Requirements

We are now accepting applications for our January 2015 intakes. To request for a copy of our "Application for Admission Form", please complete the "On-line Inquiry Form" or kindly contact us. Please E-Mail us your completed "Application for Admission Form" or bring it along and meet our friendly Education Consultants for an obligation-free discussion on how we can jump-start your design or business career. We will evaluate your application carefully and if you meet our admission requirements, we will issue you a "Letter of Admission" with instructions on when and how to join us. You should have completed High School education. Additionally, if your native language is not English - your proficiency in English should be demonstrated via: IELTS or TOEFL.

 

International Admission

If you are interested to study abroad at one of the overseas Raffles campuses, please complete an enquiry form at our International Admission site. - http://www.raffles-iao.com. An Education Consultant will follow up with you to answer your queries.

 

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#1009 Metropol Building, Metropolitan Avenue, Makati City, Philippines

Tel. No.: +63 2 890 0860 | Fax. No.: +63 2 890 0861

Email: rdi-manila@raffles-design-institute.com

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