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Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing (Awarded by Management Development Institute of Singapore)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Objectives

The Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing is a diagnostic foundation programme to gain the necessary skill-set and knowledge to confidently apply to a suitable undergraduate course in the discipline of Fashion.

  • To offer a holistic introduction to Fashion Design and Merchandising, combining technical expertise, industry awareness, design process understanding and visual communication skills.
  • To provide basic 2D and 3D design skills: sketching, technical drawing, coloring, fabric handling, drafting, draping, sewing and finishing.
  • To provide a sound knowledge base of concepts in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Branding, Fashion Communication and Fashion Management.
  • To provide the guidance to create a portfolio - suitable to apply for Bachelor of Arts programmes in Fashion-related disciplines - that shows creative research, wide cultural references, concept development, design development through mixed media work including digital work.
  • To provide first-hand experience of the Fashion Industry through live projects with industry partners, participation in local and international competitions, industry visits and events.

 

Methods of Assessment

All assessment is based on 100% coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills in the form of verbal and visual presentations, written essays and reports, 2D visual research and development of work, 3D Prototypes and products, portfolio and exhibitions.

 

Student Testimonials

‘MDIS goes out of its way to ensure that the students are prepared for the industry upon our graduation. We have the opportunity to participate in The Audi Fashion Week 2014.’

Hu Jing Wen

MDIS Graduate, Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing (2014)

 

‘The MDIS School of Fashion and Design has students from many different countries and cultures. The learning environment is fun and the lecturers always make the lessons such an interactive and enjoyable experience.’

Ler Pei Wei
MDIS Student, Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing (2014)

 

 

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

 

Design Principles

The objective of this module is to develop student observation and visual appreciation skills. Students will learn how to explain their design ideas through illustration and flat technical drawing. They will develop practical colouring skills to render different textile textures and patterns. Students will record the design process through the sketchbook, using various media and techniques.

Fashion History and Culture

This module intends to situate fashion in a broader historical and cultural context. Students will investigate how different social, national, ethnic and gender factors affect the way individuals and groups construct and project their identities through their dress. They will be introduced to a range of research approaches to improve their communication skills.

Patternmaking and Production

The aim of this module is to allow students to transform their sketches into wearable dresses. Students will learn elementary patternmaking principles and methods for women wear. They will familiarize with basic production techniques, including fabric cutting and manipulation, sewing, and finishing.

Fashion Marketing and Merchandising

This modules aims to provide the necessary understanding of the fashion industry. Students will practice essential market research skills to analyse consumer behaviour and forecast future trends. They will study key merchandising, marketing, branding and promotion principles to develop original strategies and tactics.

Fashion Experimentation

The objective of this module is to nurture student creativity through the exploration of mix media. Students will discover various material manipulation and decoration methods. They will gain visual communication skills to communicate their unique ideas through compelling mood-boards and presentations.

Design Development

This module combines the visual, cultural, production and business knowledge into a single package. Students will go through the whole design development process – from the conceptualization stage to the creation of original outfits. They will refine their production skills and develop their own portfolio.

All assessment is based on 100% coursework.

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Structure and Duration

Full-Time Programme

  • Completion in 9 months
  • 6 modules

Commencement Date for 2017

Course Commencement Date
Full-Time Programme Feb 2017
  May 2017
  Oct 2017

 

Fees

: : Application Fees            S$321.00

: : Tuition Fees                    S$10,486

* All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
* Non-tuition fees are not included. 

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • 2 GCE 'A' Levels in any subjects OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing from MDIS OR
  • Fashion-related foundation diplomas from local polytechnics or other Private Education Institutes (PEIs) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education OR
  • International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal education OR
  • Mature candidates who are 30 years old and above with at least 8 years of relevant working experience
 

English Language Requirements:

  • At least a C6 pass for English (EL1) at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent
  • Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent
  • Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English
 

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student passes if they wish to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for more information.

 

 

Structure and Duration

Full-Time Programme

  • Completion in 9 months
  • 6 modules

Commencement Date for 2017

Course Commencement Date
Full-Time Programme Feb 2017
  May 2017
  Oct 2017

 

Fees

Application Fees                           S$21.40

Full-Time Programme (9-months)

  • Tuition Fees                            S$8,988.00
  • Non-Tuition Fees                   S$359.73
  • Total Course Fees                S$9,347.73

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, CGC Workshop, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and fee protection scheme.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.
 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • 2 GCE 'A' Levels in any subjects OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing from MDIS OR
  • Fashion-related foundation diplomas from local polytechnics or other Private Education Institutes (PEIs) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education OR
  • International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal education OR
  • Mature candidates who are 30 years old and above with at least 8 years of relevant working experience

English Language Requirements:

  • At least a C6 pass for English (EL1) at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent
  • Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent
  • Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English
 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration of Course | 9 month
Award | DIPLOMA

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2017

For Full-time Programme
Feb, May, Sep

CONTACT DETAILS  

MDIS Dhoby Ghaut  :+65 6372 1000
MDIS Main Campus :+65 6247 9111

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries