SITizens Learning Credits


The aim of the module is to develop a holistic approach to brand strategy, which draws from contemporary research and theory within the branding literature. The module will take a four stranded interdisciplinary approach:
  • Brand strategy;
  • Brand portfolio management;
  • Brand culture and;
  • The role of brands within consumer society.
It is envisaged that this academic knowledge will provide designers-in-training with a brand management toolkit which can be usefully incorporated into strategic branding decisions within organisations. The module will explore the role of culture in managing brands. It will use case examples of world renowned iconic brands and the importance of culture in the construction of trans-national brand meaning.
The module also aims to develop an appreciation amongst the learners for the value of interdisciplinary research approaches within the broad field of marketing considerations.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • Have a critical awareness of culture on both internal and external impacts on a brand
  • Develop a systematic understanding of the principles of strategic brand portfolio
  • Fully appreciate the role of culture in creating and maintaining brand equity
  • Develop specialised research methodologies to fully understand the role of brands within both local and international consumer culture

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals & teams in the marketing /branding sectors and related fields
  • Individuals & teams in the industry or agencies who are looking to grow their brand strategy
  • Creatives who are interested in branding and cultural identity

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development.

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Candidates should possess a Bachelor degree in any discipline.
Candidates without a Bachelor degree can be admitted on a case-by-case basis upon evaluation by the course director.

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during course)

A Certificate of Attainment for each module will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of each respective module; and
  • Participants who pass the Continuous Assessment


Day 1 
Introduction to Branding and Culture
Branding an Organisation or an Individual
Conducting Brand Audit
Evaluation of Brands

Day 2
Cultural Identity
Defining Culture
Harmonisation of Brand and Culture
Internal and External Cultures

Day 3
Mapping the Brand Strategy
Definition and Planning of Brand Strategy
Presentation and Report Submission


Enhanced Subsidy
Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$2,889.00 $866.70
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,889.00 $326.70
Non-Singaporeans $2,889.00 Not Eligible
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Course Series

Find out more about the Modular Certification Courses - Design Strategy and Innovation (DSI)

These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation (PGCert in DSI) or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Core Module

  • DSI6000 Company Applied Research Design Studio (CARDS)

Elective Modules (Design Modules)
  • DSI6101 Introduction to Experience Design
  • DSI6102 Service Design with Serious Play
  • DSI6103 Healthcare Design Thinking and Personal Leadership
  • DSI6104 Participatory Design: Co-Designing with Citizens

Elective Modules (Business Modules)
  • DSI6201 Creative Entrepreneurship
  • DSI6202 Business Testing through Lean Startup
  • DSI6203 Language of Business for Designers 
  • DSI6204 Negotiation: Say No to Free Design

Elective Modules (Technology Modules)
  • DSI6301 Design for Future Technologies
  • DSI6302 Foresighting and Horizon Scanning 
  • DSI6303 Copywriting and Creative Communication 
  • DSI6304 Sustainable Innovation
  • DSI6305 Making Ideas Tangible – Tech Experience Prototyping

Elective Modules (Strategy Modules)
  • DSI6401 Cultural Brand Strategy
  • DSI6402 Authentic Branding for Next Generation Consumer
  • DSI6403 Systems Thinking and Scenario Planning
  • DSI6404 Effective Advertising on a Small Budget
  • DSI6405 Strategic Creativity

There are a total of 19 credit-bearing modules, of which there is one core 12 CR module (DSI6000) and a choice of four out of fifteen 3 CR modules to meet the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation. Candidates who pass the core module (DSI6000) and 4 elective modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of ≥ 2.5 will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation by SIT.

SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 29 Mar 2021 (Mon) to
31 Mar 2021 (Wed)
Registration is Closed.

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