At the Faculty of Design and Built Environment, First City UC offers Foundation in Art & Design programme with pathways to pursue further undergraduate studies in Graphic Design, Interior Architecture and Design and Furniture and Product Design.
Alternatively, students with strong interest and inclination for art and design can opt to pursue specialised two-year diploma programmes in Interactive Design and Interior Design. Upon graduation, they possess an advanced standing to continue to Year 2 of any design degree programme at First City UC.
The faculty is well-known for its collaboration with reputable university in the United Kingdom and strong industrial linkages which provide real-life experience in the industry in its effort to provide the best learning experience for students, allowing them to explore and work on actual projects outside the usual theatre lectures. For example, the Graphic Design department arranges annual overseas design study trip during which students participate in workshops conducted by the host universities.
Students’ experience is enhanced through participation in competitions both locally and internationally, where they have emerged as regular winners of design awards and accolades such as the MIID Reka Awards, Nippon Paint’s Asia Young Designer Award and many more.