Founded in 1990, Raffles Design Institute is one of the first private institutions in Singapore to offer a Fashion Design course. Within five years, multiple design disciplines including Interactive Media Design, Visual Communication, Product Design, Jewellery Design, Interior Design, Games Design and Animation Design were introduced.
Raffles Design Institute has expanded to a current portfolio of 38 colleges in 35 cities spanning across 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
In 2004, Raffles Design Institute received the Singapore Quality Class Award for Private Education Organizations, ensuring that all courses were registered and accredited with the appropriate bodies, including the Ministry of Education (Singapore).
In 2005, the CaseTrust for Education Award for Private Education Organizations was awarded, which is an indication of approval by The Consumer Association of Singapore Enterprise. In 2008/2009, Edupoll recognized Raffles Design Institute as one of the Top Ten Education Provider in Singapore and the Largest and Most Global Private Education Provider in Singapore.
The campus sits on 1.2 hectares of land housing three buildings that previously formed Singapore’s Central Police Station. The campus has a central library, seminar rooms, classrooms, audio and video editing labs, Microsoft Windows- and Macintosh-based computer labs, drawing rooms and studios which specifically catered for interior design, 3D design, fashion design and interactive media design.
The central library has more than 5,000 books and magazines and published materials by contemporary practitioners.
1. Raffles Design Institute is the first college established by the Raffles Education Corporation (REC)
2. Raffles campuses present a chic and contemporary design, with a spacious layout to provide a creative and conducive learning environment for students
3.Raffles Design Institute is officially affiliated with other institutes under the RCHE network