MDIS School of Media and Communications won the 48Hrs Horror Short Film Awards 2016, for Best Film Award.
The winning short film "The Curse of Pantianak" will represent Singapore in the 48Hrs International Competition in Seattle, USA where 130 cities from 6 continents will also participate.
Students from MDIS School of Media & Communications
Human & Mass Communications : Structure & Process
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the processes, variables and concepts in verbal and non-verbal communications. They will acquire the fundamental skills and strategies involved in effective human organisational communications. The course will also develop their awareness of the crucial challenges of communications in today's 'global village'.
Social Behavioural Studies
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of human interaction, with special emphasis on the individual social world. They will develop the impetus to think, perceive and act as social psychologists which will enhance their skills in interpersonal/ group interaction. In the process, they will acquire the basic skills in data gathering and analysis and when conducting social research. Students will also be given the opportunity to apply their psychological knowledge in analysing contemporary issue.
The Dynamics of Mass Communications
Students will be given an overview of mass communication systems. The students will gain an understanding of the development, nature and function of the press, radio, television, film, recording, advertising and public relations. Students will also be made aware of the latest media trends and the effects of mass communications on society.
Techniques of Professional Speaking & Writing
To enable students to acquire the basic and necessary receptive and productive skills for professional written and oral communication.
TV & Radio Production
To provide an understanding of the basic techniques in radio and TV production, as well as in the process of dramatic and non-dramatic film production.
Journalism & News Broadcasting
To acquire the basic skills of professional news writing and examine the fundamentals involved in the news gathering process. They will gain competence in accurate fact gathering and investigative reporting. Student will also be able integrate and develop an awareness of the moral and ethical responsibilities involved in professional news reporting.
Advertising: Strategy & Effective Practice
To provide an understanding of the strategies of the advertising and apply them in the area of marketing communication. They will examine how the different media operate as well as the research and media buying functions. Students will also be able to relate international and regional advertising strategies and programmes to the local scene.
Public Relations: Strategy & Effective Practice
To help students gain competence in basic public relations skills and utilise them in analysing public relations programmes. They will also examine public relations opportunities in Asia and suggest applicable strategies in programme implementation.
As part of the requirement for successful completion of the Diploma in Mass Communications programme, all course participants will have to undertake a graduation project.
Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (lecture)
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)
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