Where to Study Design in Saigon

There are three established ways to learn design: self study, as an apprentice, and to enroll in a trade school. Most of the great designers that I know have done all three. For young aspiring creatives the chance for self study has never been better as the internet gives access to software, tutorials, and critique from your peers — mostly for free.

Master/apprentice relationships these days are normally in the form of internships, and those aren’t easy to get without a degree or certificate. So where can students who’ve saved up some cash go to study design formally under working professionals?

dxSaigon is here to help. We’ve collected information from all of the top design schools in Saigon for your consideration.

School Comparison Chart

graphic design / visual art advertising / communication architecture / Interrior/ product 3D / VFX / Gaming multimedia Photography / Film Fashion Certificate Bachelors Masters Admission exam (subjects) Cost*
ADC – Arts, Design & Creativity Academy $$
Adoha CG Art Training $
ADS Vietnam Design Institute $$$
Aiim Marketing Communication Skills Training Center $$
dpi Center $
FPT Arena Multimedia $$
HCM University of Architecture $
HCM University of Fine arts $
Hoa Sen University $$
Kent International $$
Keyframe Training  ●  ● $
Nami CG $
Polyarts $
RIO Creative $$
RMIT University  ●  ●  ● $$$$
Sage Brand and Communications Academy $$$
SIFS $$
Studio M Academy $
Van Lang University $$
VTC $$
Work Saigon $$
*Cost Key:
less than VND 2,000,000/Month = $
less than VND 6,000,000/Month = $$
less than VND 16,000,000/Month = $$$

ADC – Arts, Design & Creativity Academy

visual art, graphic design

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Visual Art (1.5year/ VND 40,000,000)
  • Graphic Design (2 year/ VND 40,000,000)
  • Digital Painting (Short-course/ VND 2,500,000)

Floor 3, MH Building, 728-730 Vo Van Kiet, Ward 1, District 5
Tel: 0993.867.089 – 0996.019.744
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Adoha CG Art Training

3D artist

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Texture Advance (2 months/ VND 2.500.000)
  • Rendering and Shader (2 months/ VND 2.500.000)
  • Hand Painting Texture (2 months / VND 2.500.00)
  • Modelling (2 months/ VND 2.500.000)

A 4.01, Cc Đào Duy Từ, Block A, 51 Thanh Thai, Ward 14, District 10
Tel: 0909 11 20 89
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ADS – Vietnam Design Institute

graphic design, fashion textiles, 3D (interior + product design)

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Art and Design (2.5 years/ VND 290,000,000)
  • Fashion and Textiles (2.5 years/ VND 290,000,000)
  • Interior and Product Design (2.5 years/ VND 290,000,000)

143 Ly Chinh Thang, District 3
Tel: 08.3848.21.80 – 0917.54.77.76
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Aiim – Marketing Communication Skills Training Center

art, marketing, education, business services

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Branding and Communications  (2 months/ VND 8,800,000 – 9,350,000)
  • Advertising: Agency Side and Client Side (2 months/ VND 8,800,000 – 9,350,000)

152 Nguyen Van Thu, District 1
Tel: 08.3911.55.06 – 6291.6559
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dpi Center

multimedia design, graphic design

ProgramsDescriptionContactPhotosMap
  • Multimedia Media (15 months/ VND 26,570,000)
  • Design Short-term (1.5 months/ VND 1,650,000 to VND 2,185,000)
  • Motion graphics, 3D (12 months/VND 18.000.000) *plan to open from Jan 2016
  • 3D, Motion Graphics Short-course (1.5 months /VND 2.185.000) *plan to open from Jan 2016

From basics to advanced, students are trained definitions of graphic design in different disciplines. In which, the application of school subjects and practice skills help you to gain different perspective at  varieties of contexts. Design process and creative thinkings are adapted into multiple activities within the design industry. This should be your truly experience ever in study at dpi !

222 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, W6, D3
Tel: 08.3820.00.51
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FPT Arena

multimedia design

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Multimedia Design: Diploma of/DIM (1.5years/ VND 63,538,000
  • Advanced in Multimedia: Diploma of/ADIM (2.5years/ VND 189,550,000)

79 Ly Thuong Kiet, Ward 8, District Tan Binh.
Tel: 08.6293.51.01 or 6293.51.02
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HCM University of Architecture

architecture, graphic design, illustration

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Architecture Design: Bachelor of (10 months/ VND 4,200,000)
  • Industrial Design: Bachelor of  (10 months/ VND 4,200,000)
  • Graphic Design: Bachelor of  (10 months/ VND 4,200,000)
  • Fashion Design: Bachelor of  (10 months/ VND 4,200,000)
  • Interior Design: Bachelor of  (10 months/ VND 4,200,000)
  • Landscape Architecture: Bachelor of  (10 months/ VND 4,200,000)
  • Urban Design: Urbanism, Bachelor of  (10 months/ VND 4,200,000)

196 Pasteur, Ward 6, District 3
Tel: 0
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HCM University of Fine Arts

fine arts,  graphic design

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Pedagogical Art  (10 months/ VND 5,200,000)
  • Applied Art (10 months/ VND 5,200,000)
  • Basic Art  (10 months/ VND 5,200,000)
  • Critiques and History of Arts (10 months/ VND 5,200,000)
  • Painting (10 months/ VND 5,200,000)
  • Graphic Design (10 months/ VND 5,200,000)
  • Sculpture (10 months/ VND 5,200,000)

05 Phan Dang Luu, Ward 3, District Binh Thanh
Tel: +84 8 3841 6010
Web

Hoa Sen University

graphic design, interior design, fashion design

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Interior Design: Bachelor of  (1 month/ VND 3,600,000 – 3,900,000)
  • Graphic Design: Bachelor of  (1 month/ VND 3,600,000 – 3,900,000)
  • Fashion Design: Bachelor of  (1 month/ VND 4,800,000 – 4,900,000)

Old: 93 Cao Thang, ward 3, district 3
Tel: 08.3830.18.77

New: 8 Nguyen Van Trang, Ben Thanh, district 8
Tel: 1900 1278

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Kent International College

multimedia design

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Digital Media Technologies: Diploma of (1 month/ VND 4,900,000 – 5,500,000)
  • Digital Media Technologies: Advaned Diploma of  (1 month/ VND 4,900,000 – 5,500,000)

219 – 221 Xô Viết Nghệ Tĩnh, Ward 17, District Bình Thạnh.
Tel: 08.7300.39.69
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Keyframe Training

motion graphics, 3D

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Graphic Design  (9 weeks/ VND 3,500,000)
  • After Effects (9 weeks/ VND 3,500,000)
  • Cinema 4D  (9 weeks/ VND 3,500,000)
  • Cartoon Sketching  (9 weeks/ VND 3,500,000)

Floor 2 – Elevator 3 – STDM Building , 590 Cach Mang Thang 8, Ward 11, District 3
Tel: 0979.106.109 or 0949.478.568
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Nami CG

3D

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Game Design Short-Courses (1.5 month – 2 months/ VND 2,500,000 – 2,800,000)
  • Maya Basics (3 months/ VND 3,800,000)
  • Maya Advanced (7 months/ VND 17,000,000)

54B Nguyen Thi Huynh, Ward 11, District Phu Nhuan
Tel: 08.3997.94.59
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Polyarts – Training Art Design

graphic design, film production, 3D

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Film Media (14 months / VND 11,000,000)
  • Graphic Design Pro (18 months/ VND 25,000,000)
  • 3D Game Art (8 months/ VND 10,000,000)
  • 3D Events Specialist (4 months/ VND 4,500,000)

5 Phan Dang Luu, Ward 3, District Binh Thanh
Tel: 08.3843.34.54
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Rio Creative

graphic design

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Workshop of Marketing Design (1 month/ VND 2,900,000)

Floor 3th, M-H Building, 728 Vo Van Kiet, W1, D5
Tel: 0962.615.650 (Ms. Hồng) OR 08.6681.65.55 (Ms. Ngân)
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RMIT University

multimedia design, fashion textile

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Digital Media: Bachelor of Design (3 years/ VND 661,536,000)
  • Digital Media: Diploma of Design ( 1 year / VND 380,640,000)
  • Merchandise Management: Bachelor of Fashion ( 3 years/ VND 661,536,000)
  • Professional Communication: Bachelor of Communication ( 3 years/ VND 661,536,000)

702 Nguyen Van Linh , Ward Tan Phong, District 7
Tel: 08.3776.13.99
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Sage Brands and Communications Academy

branding communication

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Advanced Brand Buiding (2.5 weeks/ VND 8.000.000)
  • Strategic Communications Planning (2 weeks/ VND 7.000.000)
  • Advertising Planning (2.5 weeks/ VND 6.400.000)
  • Digitalized Marketing (2.5 weeks/ VND 6.400.000)

Floor 3, Building 151 Vo Thi Sau, Ward 6, District 3, HCMC
Tel: 08 38.20.65.55 or 093.629.3399
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SIFS

film production

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Film production: Editing, Directing, Acting, Sound, DOP, Script Writing, Animation, VFx (9 months/ VND 23,000,000-25,000,000)
  • Writing Short-Courses: Comedy, English in Professional, Dialogue (1 month/ VND 1,000,000 – 4,000,000)
  • Workshops: Colour Grading, TV Host-MC, TV Format and Production bible (couple of days/ VND 4,320,000)

15A Hoang Hoa Tham, Ward 6, District Binh Thanh
Tel: 08.6263.58.58
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Studio M Academy

media, art, photography

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Applied Art (10 months/ VND 5,200,000 )
  • Basic Art (10 months/ VND 5,200,000 )
  • Critiques and History of Arts (10 months/ VND 5,200,000 )
  • Painting (10 months/ VND 5,200,000 )
  • Graphic Design (10 months/ VND 5,200,000 )
  • Sculpture (10 months/ VND 5,200,000 )
  • Pedagogical Art (10 months/ VND 5,200,000 )

Ruong Phap Saint Ange 30 Bui Thi Xuan, W2, Dist. Tan Binh
Tel: (00) 84 90 366 36 36
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Van Lang University

graphic design, interior design, fashion design

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Architecture Design: Bachelor of (4years/  VND 100,000,000)
  • Graphic Design: Bachelor of (4years/ VND 100,000,000)
  • Interior Design: Bachelor of (4years/ VND 100,000,000)
  • Industrial Design: Bachelor of (4years/ VND 100,000,000)

45 Nguyen Khac Nhu, Ward Co Giang, District 1
Tel: 0
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VTC

3D animation, game design, brand design

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • 3D Animation and VFX (1.5 year/ VND 60,000,000)
  • 3D Game Design (1.5 year/ VND 50,000,000)
  • Brand design (90 hours/ VND 9,000,000)

132 Cộng Hòa, Ward 4, District Tân Bình
Tel: 08 6255 6262
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Work Saigon

advertising, illustration, photography

ProgramsContactPhotosMap
  • Copywriting and Art Direction: Creative Concept (12 sessions/ VND 6,000,000)
  • Copywriting and Art Direction: Advanced Concept  (12 sessions/ VND 6,000,000)

267 Dien Bien Phu, Ward 7, District 3.
Tel: 0121.600.83.34
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