Raffles’ News VoI.59 June 2022

5 Things You Need to Know About Raffles

1. Raffles Bangkok is part of Raffles Education Corporation.

REC has been one of the leading educational institutions in the Asia-Pacific region since 1990. There are 13 institutes in 13 cities in 10 countries. The Bangkok campus was established in Silom in 2003. 

2. Raffles Bangkok had a vision to improve the quality and potential of student services.

Therefore, we decided to move to the Bangna area to increase the size and number of classrooms and facilities. This expansion fostered an atmosphere conducive to learning and convenient service. The Bangna campus now supports 200 students.

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3. Raffles International College Bangkok has been licensed since 2017.

We are licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, a Thai government agency that oversees and monitors higher education standards. There are regular quality inspections every quarter.

4. We have high standards for our teachers and lecturers.

The experts we select to teach our undergraduate and graduate students must meet various criteria specified by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation.

5. You can trust us and feel comfortable while studying with Raffles Bangkok.

We are committed to excellence and continue to seek out only the best resources for our students. As an educational institution, we are constantly striving to develop and improve.

Design Programmes at Raffles  

Raffles International College Bangkok is one of Thailand’s most recognised design schools. Since 2003, we have produced hundreds of designers in a variety of fields, including fashion design, graphic design, digital media design, interior design, and product design. Fashion Marketing and Management, which focuses on the business side of fashion design, is one of these programmes.   You can earn a bachelor’s degree in only three years if you enroll in any of these programmes. Do you want to begin your career and start earning money much sooner than others your age?  Let’s take a look at what we have to offer, what you can study, and what job options will be opened to you.

Fashion Design

The course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the fashion industry. Using an integrated approach that combines creativity and applied technical proficiency, it takes students from design concepts and processes through to final production. Exploratory and experimental projects enable students to develop an in-depth understanding of fashion design. With a strong foundation in technical proficiency and a good eye for market trends, students are able to start honing their individual styles and identities through their collections.

Career Opportunities

  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Merchandiser / Buyer
  • Fashion Stylist
Fashion Marketing and Management

The course exposes students to countless opportunities in the fashion industry. It is tailored to blend creative fashion knowledge with business, marketing, and contextual studies. Students learn about buying and merchandising practises as well as conceptualise and develop effective brand management strategies to execute advertising and promotional activities. They study how products, customers, and market forces interact and get an introduction to the new challenges, technologies, and issues facing the fashion industry.

Career Opportunities

  • Brand Manager
  • Product Development Manager
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Fashion Merchandiser / Buyer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Editor
Interior Design

The course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the interior design industry. It encompasses the study of both interior architecture and design within the built environment, while focusing on the human interface within given spaces. The emphasis is placed on space planning, creative problem-solving, communication skills, knowledge of building materials and construction, computer-aided drafting, and the history of design. Students are expected to provide design solutions to a wide variety of complex real-life space problems.

Career Opportunities

  • Interior Designer
  • Design Consultant
  • Furniture Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Facility Manager
  • Exhibition Designer
Product Design

The course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the product design industry. The emphasis is placed on conceptual investigation, critical thinking, and a hands-on approach towards technological skills, manufacturing skills, and design management.

Career Opportunities

  • Product Designer
  • Design Consultant
  • Design Entrepreneur
  • Lighting Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Model Maker for Commercial Studio
Graphic Design

The course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the product design industry. The emphasis is placed on conceptual investigation, critical thinking, and a hands-on approach towards technological skills, manufacturing skills, and design management.

Career Opportunities

  • Art Director
  • Web Designer / Developer
  • Applications Developer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Video Producer
  • Video Post-Production Artist
  • 3D Animator
  • User Interface Designe
Video Game Design

The curriculum of the programme will be delivered in a mix of teaching tactics ranging from lectures and seminars to tutorials and various assessment methods including assignments, presentations, research, and quizzes. Throughout the programme, emphasis will be put on the conceptual abilities and aesthetic sensibilities of the students. The main goal of the programme is to give students the skills they need to design games from idea to production.

Career Opportunities

  • Creative director
  • Producer
  • Animator
  • Game developer
  • Concept artist
  • 3D modeler

 

THAiland update

Thailand Legalises Cannabis Trade But Not Recreational Usage

Thailand has removed marijuana from its list of prohibited substances. The kingdom is the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize marijuana. However, recreational usage is still prohibited. The government has posted a warning against smoking in public places, threatening those who do so with arrest.

The government hopes the development of a local cannabis trade will benefit agriculture and tourism. Households can grow up to six cannabis plants if they register with authorities, and businesses can do so with a permit. Restaurants can serve cannabis-infused food and drinks while clinics countrywide can offer cannabis as a treatment.

Thailand’s stated goal is to get a head start on its neighbours in gaining a large portion of the profitable market for cannabis derivative-based health treatments. However, there is another motivation, which is to reduce overcrowding in some of the world’s busiest prisons. According to the new scheme, around 4,000 prisoners convicted of cannabis-related offences will be released.

Jackson Wang will Perform at Liverpool vs. Man U in July

On July 12th, Jackson Wang will be the opening show for Bangkok’s The Match Century Cup 2022 at Rajamangala Stadium. Two English Premier League football teams – Manchester United and Liverpool – will meet off in a match dubbed the “Red War” by Thai football fans because of the clubs’ colours.

The rapper will play a one-hour set from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to the match. The idea to invite Wang is being interpreted as an attempt by the match organiser to attract non-football fans to buy the remaining tickets.

Jackson Wang, a former member of South Korean boy band GOT7, recently performed at Coachella with Thai rapper Milli.