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

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Objectives

The International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing is a diagnostic foundation programme. This programme ensures that students have the necessary skill-set and knowledge to confidently apply for Degree programmes in the discipline of Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing and Branding.

The aims of the course are:

• To offer a holistic introduction to Fashion Design and Marketing, 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.

 

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 Graduate, 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.

 

Modules Outline

  • History of Fashion
  • Fabrics & Material Analysis
  • Fashion Drawing & Colour Theory
  • Technical Drawing for Fashion
  • Marketing Theory and Fashion Business
  • Digital Design Techniques

Elective Modules for Fashion Design Student

  • Pattern Draping
  • Fashion Drafting
  • Cutting & Construction

Elective Modules for Fashion Marketing Student

  • Global Fashion Industry Structure
  • Fashion Brand Awareness
  • Visual Display

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

  • Duration: 7 months 
  • 6 core modules + 3 elective modules for Fashion Design Student
  • 6 core modules + 3 elective modules for Fashion Marketing Student

Commencement Date

Class Commencement for 2017 and Completion date

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Full-Time  Sep 2017 Apr 2018

 

Fees

Application Fee                   S$321.00

Full-Time Programme (7-months)

 

Tuition Fee                            S$11,235

Note:

  • Tuition Fee quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fee are not included.
 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

1) Obtained at least a Grade C6 in any 2 GCE 'O' Level subjects

2) Fashion-related Nitec / Higher Nitec qualification

3) International applicants must have completed 10 years of formal education

English Language Requirements:

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • At least a C6 pass for English (EL1) as a first language at GCE ‘O’ Levels OR
  • Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS OR
  • Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS OR
  • Achieve a minimum of 133 points (computer-based) or 453 points (paper-based), 46 points (Internet based)   in TOEFL OR
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

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

 

 

Structure and Duration

Full-Time Programme 

  • Duration: 7 months
  • 6 core modules + 3 elective modules for Fashion Design Student 
  • 6 core modules + 3 elective modules for Fashion Marketing Student

Commencement Date

Class Commencement for 2017 and Completion date

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Full-Time  Sep 2017  Apr 2018

 

Fees

Application Fee               S$21.40

Full-Time Programme (7-months)

Tuition Fee                    S$10,593.00

Non-Tuition Fee            S$474.43

Total Fees                      S$11,067.43

Note:

  • Tuition and Non-tuition 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 16 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

1) Obtained at least a Grade C6 in any 2 GCE 'O' Level subjects

2) Fashion-related Nitec / Higher Nitec qualification

3) International applicants must have completed 10 years of formal education

English Language Requirements:

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • At least a C6 pass for English (EL1) as a first language at GCE ‘O’ Levels OR
  • Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS OR
  • Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS OR
  • Achieve a minimum of 133 points (computer-based) or 453 points (paper-based), 46 points (Internet based)   in TOEFL OR
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

 

 

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 | 7 months
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