Designed for Success
The School actively engages in consultancy support with the industry throughout Asia, establishing valuable linkages and extending the learning experience beyond the classroom. Our students are given the opportunity to work alongside professionals on various real-world projects and case studies, participate in local and international competitions, undergo industry attachments, participate in lecture series, and exhibit their work to peers, academics and industry members.

TDS Lecture Series
Organised throughout the academic year, the Lecture Series provides students with valuable exposure to the industry, insights into current developments and issues that may impact their future practices. These interactive sessions are conducted by leading industry professionals:
  • Exploring the International Centre of Photography Triennial
    Christopher Phillips
    Curator, International Center of Photography

  • Production Pipeline of Movie Studios
    Hussin Khan
    Education Director, Rhythm & Hues Studios

  • Sustainability, Innovation and Nanotechnology
    Claude Berube
    Interior Designer, Nanocore

  • The Project of Culture and Lifestyle
    Arnold, Arthur and Hugh
    Owners, Pestle & Mortar

  • Graphic Design in Malaysia
    Zachary Ong
    President, Graphic Designers Association of Malaysia (wREGA)

  • Graphic Design, Pop Culture and Everything in Between
    Ann Loh
    Project Coordinator, CUTOUT Mag

  • Copyright Law
    Tai Foong Lam
    President, Malaysian Chapter of the International Association for Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

  • Drawing as Cultural Expression
    Dr. Vaughan Rees
    Senior Lecturer, School of Design, University of New South Wales, Australia

Industry Attachments
Our students have undergone industrial attachments with top local and multinational organisations in the creative industry, including:
  • Arachnid Sdn. Bhd.
  • Axis Identity Group
  • BBDO (Malaysia)
  • CD Advertising Sdn. Bhd.
  • DB & B Design Sdn. Bhd.
  • Design Tone Sdn. Bhd.
  • Dumore Design Sdn. Bhd.
  • Film Point Sdn. Bhd.
  • IKEA Malaysia
  • La Scheers Co. Concept & Design
  • Leo Burnett Malaysia
  • Milk Design KL
  • MYC! (Salient Information Sdn. Bhd.)
  • Ogilvy & Mather Malaysia
  • S.I. Design Sdn. Bhd.
  • Veritas Interiors Sdn. Bhd.